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 By Larry Persily    News    January 5, 2023

Wrangell Borough commits $2.2 million to develop residential subdivision

Wrangell — The borough’s target date is 2024 for the sale of the first 22 residential lots in the proposed subdivision of the former Wrangell...

 

Wrangell Borough starts cost review of new wastewater permit requirements

WRANGELL — The borough is about to begin the five-year, state-mandated process of updating its wastewater treatment plant. Borough officials are...

 

Wrangell man sentenced to seven years for online enticement of a minor

WRANGELL — Dusty Cowan, 41, of Wrangell, was sentenced to seven years in prison last week for online enticement of a minor and distribution of indec...

 

Students learn to cook under pressure - and enjoy it

WRANGELL ­­– From deadly toxins to dangerous explosions, the risks of pressure canning make...

 

Point Baker resident survives 24 hours on rock after boating accident Arne Dahl missing and presumed dead

After a boating accident near Point Baker last week, former Wrangell resident Kelsey Leak spent 24...

 

Local vessel operators willing to contract with borough for shuttle service

WRANGELL – Wrangell vessel owners who already shuttle passengers and freight around southern Southeast said they would be willing to contract with...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    December 1, 2022

School districts hope for more state funding next year

WRANGELL — School districts statewide be looking to the Legislature next year for an increase in state funding, but any boost in the state’s...

 

One safe and one missing after boat accident near Point Baker

Former Wrangell residents Kelsey Leak and Arne Dahl were involved in a boating accident late Sunday afternoon. By mid- afternoon Monday, Leak had...

 

After Ketchikan fire, Wrangell port commission considers insurance mandate for boat owners

After a recent fire put the Ketchikan harbor department at risk of a lawsuit for not requiring boat owners to carry insurance, the Wrangell Port and...

 

EPA tells Wrangell it needs to disinfect its sewage discharge

WRANGELL — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that its updated permit for the Wrangell wastewater treatment plant will contain...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    November 10, 2022

Tlingit & Haida offers small business relief and start-up grants to tribal citizens

WRANGELL — The coronavirus led to many business closures in 2020. Of those that were able to adapt and weather the financial storm caused by the...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    October 13, 2022

Forest Service honors Anan bears with unique awards

WRANGELL – The U.S. Forest Service spent last week showing that the wildlife at Anan Creek aren't...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    October 6, 2022

Wrangell left off list for final federal pandemic assistance funds

WRANGELL—“Not happy” was how Borough Manager Jeff Good described his mood last week when he received word that Wrangell was left off the list...

 

Wrangell Public Works urges residents and restaurants to dispose of grease properly

WRANGELL — It is tempting to imagine that toilets, shower drains and kitchen sinks are domesticated black holes, transporting our waste to some...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    September 29, 2022

Supply chain issues, high demand keeping hunters scrambling to reload

WRANGELL – Issues with lingering supply chain disruptions that started with the COVID-19 pandemic have put hunters and gun enthusiasts in a bind....

 

Alaska, Canada tribal members talk of shared interests in protecting rivers

WRANGELL—Tribal members from both sides of the U.S.-Canada border — the headwaters and downstream region of the Stikine River — talked about...

 

Sealaska Heritage starts fall lecture series this week

WRANGELL — Sealaska Heritage Institute is sponsoring a free, 13-part fall lecture series covering a wide range of topics, including clan crests,...

 

Artifacts returned by Portland museum belong to the entire clan

WRANGELL - Twenty years ago, the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes asked the Port...

 

Sharing Our Knowledge conference opens next week in Wrangell

WRANGELL – Beginning Sept. 7, the annual Sharing Our Knowledge conference of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian tribes and clans will be held in Wrangell...

 

Wrangell Borough contracts for reassessment of all property in town

WRANGELL — The borough followed through on discussions from earlier this summer and the assembly last week approved a contract for reassessment of...

 

Tlingit & Haida behavioral health services reaches out across Southeast

WRANGELL — ­In November of last year, Tlingit & Haida Community and Behavioral Services opened a healing center in Juneau to provide care to...

 

'Once-in-a-lifetime' broadband expansion will take years to roll out in rural Alaska

WRANGELL — Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it’s putting $29 million toward connecting just over 1,200 people, a...

 

Wrangell hopes to start clearing land at former Institute next year

WRANGELL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving ahead with its review of the borough’s wetlands fill permit application to develop the...

 

Wrangell's BearFest returns for 13th year

WRANGELL - BearFest is coming out of hibernation and is planned for July 27 through July 31...

 

Last-minute permits for Anan available through Forest Service office

Independent travelers and residents looking to visit Anan Wildlife Observatory apart from tour groups still have a chance to do so. The Forest...

 

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