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 By Becca Clark    News    April 18, 2024 

Wrangell approves sale of hospital property to developer

WRANGELL — The Wrangell Borough Assembly approved the sale of the former medical center and six adjacent lots to property developer Wayne Johnson on A...

 
 By Becca Clark    News    April 11, 2024

History podcast tells not all was golden in 1874 gold rush

WRANGELL - One hundred and fifty years ago, the Stikine beckoned people to its rugged landscape with...

 
 By Becca Clark    News    March 21, 2024

Advocates hope seafood consumption survey leads to higher water quality standards

WRANGELL — Clean water advocates believe a seafood consumption survey among Wrangell residents might help in their push for higher water quality s...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 7, 2024

Developer wants to build housing on former Wrangell hospital property

WRANGELL — A Georgia-based developer who has taken a liking to Wrangell has offered the borough $200,000 for the former hospital property, with plans...

 

Wrangell loses three cruise ship stops to Klawock

Wrangell has lost three cruise ship stopovers this summer to Klawock, where a partnership of three Native corporations is developing a tourist destina...

 

State, tribe and borough wait on federal disaster funding

WRANGELL — The borough is waiting on a federal disaster declaration to cover the expense of power line repairs and other immediate and near-term c...

 

Assembly decides mandatory boat insurance ordinance needs more work

Assembly members agreed that a port commission proposal to require boat owners to carry marine insurance — or pay a monthly fee in addition to t...

 

Wrangell officials concerned about ongoing population decline

Wrangell borough officials are concerned that Wrangell continues to lose population, while those who stay in town grow older and leave the workforce....

 

State issues preliminary report of Nov. 20 landslides

WRANGELL — State geologists were able to more accurately measure the movement and damage from massive landslides that poured across roads in the m...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    February 8, 2024

Family learns homeowner's insurance does not cover landslides

WRANGELL — John Florschutz was surprised to learn that his parents’ homeowner’s insurance policy did not cover the loss from the Nov. 20 lands...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    February 8, 2024

Landslide families could receive state parcels under disaster program

WRANGELL — The borough assembly has declared as “hazardous” and assigned a property value of zero to the two lots owned by victims of the deadl...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    February 8, 2024

Proposed ordinance takes aim at illegal dumping in harbor dumpsters

The dumpsters at Wrangell’s public harbors are for boat owners only and for their household trash only — but that hasn’t stopped people from tossing i...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 18, 2024

Wrangell assembly raises rates for lightering cruise passengers to shore

WRANGELL — Cruise ship operators that lighter their passengers to shore will pay higher port fees starting this summer in Wrangell. The borough assemb...

 

Assembly adopts $300 fine for illegal tree cutting

WRANGELL — The Wrangell Borough Assembly on Jan. 9 unanimously adopted an ordinance to institute a $300 fine for illegally cutting down trees on b...

 
 By Lary Persily    News    January 11, 2024

Wrangell's port commission recommends mandatory insurance for boat owners

WRANGELL — The port commission has recommended to the Wrangell Borough Assembly approval of an ordinance that would require owners who moor their v...

 

Wrangell search and rescue suspends search for Derek Heller

The Wrangell borough on Dec. 6 announced the suspension of the search for Derek Heller, 12, missing since a Nov. 20 landslide took out his family’s h...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    December 7, 2023

Clearing work continues at slide; fundraising grows to help families

WRANGELL - Response to the deadly landslide continues, with extensive clearing work to remove...

 

State releases names of landslide dead and missing

WRANGELL - State officials have released the names of the four people killed and two others still...

 

Florschutz survives after landslide traps her overnight

WRANGELL - Christina Florschutz, an aide at Evergreen Elementary School, survived the 11-Mile landsl...

 

Eyewitnesses and slide evacuees share their stories

WRANGELL ­ — People living near the landslide’s path had a harrowing night Nov. 20, as homes were evacuated and first responders searched for people w...

 

Landslide likely caused by rain, high winds

WRANGELL ­- Heavy rains, high winds and the unique topography of the area likely caused the Nov....

 

Sitka responded to fatal 2015 landslide with monitoring system

A series of landslides hit Sitka more than eight years ago during heavy rain, with the largest striking a new subdivision and killing three workers....

 

Satellite link in a backpack provides Wi-Fi service for landslide responders

WRANGELL — First responders and volunteers working at the site of the deadly landslide have a Wi-Fi signal, thanks to a backpack satellite-link s...

 

Three dead, three still missing in Wrangell after landslide covers homes

WRANGELL - One juvenile female and two adults are confirmed dead after a massive landslide 11 miles...  Website

 

Community responds with food, shelter and crisis counseling after landslide tragedy

WRANGELL - Multiple resources are responding Tuesday to help people affected by the massive...

 

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