Petersburg Pilot -

Petersburg Visitor Guide

News / Wrangell

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 77



Sentinel publishers sell to former Wrangell editor

WRANGELL - Former Wrangell Sentinel owner Larry Persily has agreed to buy the weekly newspaper from Petersburg couple Ron and Anne Loesch, who have owned it for 17 years. Depending on the schedule...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    December 3, 2020 

Fallen trees knock out power in Wrangell

WRANGELL - Due to stormy weather Wrangell saw through the night and morning of Monday and Tuesday, according to Wrangell Municipal Light & Power, some trees fell onto power lines out Zimovia...

 

Public Safety Building repairs covered in special Wrangell assembly meeting

WRANGELL - The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting last Thursday night, Nov. 19, to discuss the Public Safety Building and its needed repairs. The Public Safety Building houses...

 

Coast Guard makes rescue south of Wrangell

WRANGELL - The Coast Guard pulled a man out of the water last Sunday evening, Nov. 1. The incident occurred in Union Bay, near Meyers Chuck, south of Wrangell. Petty Officer Janessa Warschkow, with...

 

SEAPA anticipating future rate increases

WRANGELL - The Southeast Alaska Power Agency provides power to the communities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan. CEO Trey Acteson said they have not had a rate increase in over 23 years, holding...

 

Wrangell assembly holds workshop on water treatment plant

WRANGELL - The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a workshop last week, Oct. 20, to discuss the water treatment plant improvement project. This has been an ongoing project for some time now, and the...

 

Zarembo dock and ramp closed

WRANGELL, Alaska – The walkway and ramp of Roosevelt Harbor Dock on Zarembo Island is closed to public use as of Oct. 16, 2020 to ensure public health and safety. The closure order is effective until necessary repairs are completed. The float...

 

Judge dismisses Valvoda lawsuit against Wrangell

WRANGELL - A lawsuit brought against the city by a Wrangell resident has come to a close, after Judge Kevin Miller dismissed the case. Kipha Valvoda brought a lawsuit against several former and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 8, 2020

Wrangell preliminary election results

WRANGELL - Tuesday, Oct. 6, was election day for Wrangell. Polls closed at 8 p.m., with the preliminary count showing a total of 419 voters participating on election day. Wrangell voters chose the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 1, 2020

Structural instability detected in Wrangell Public Safety Building

WRANGELL — The Public Safety Building has been a topic of much discussion and concern to city government. The building, which houses Wrangell’s police department, fire department, court, and DMV,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 1, 2020

Wrangell Wildlife Trooper and family moving south

WRANGELL - The Freeberg family moved to Wrangell in April of 2019. Kyle Freeberg moved here to take a position as the town's state wildlife trooper. He has a total of three years of experience as a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 1, 2020

Wrangell responding to HAA5 levels in water

WRANGELL — In last week’s assembly meeting, Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen reported that the city had recently been informed by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation that they had...

 

Wrangell school board reprimands superintendent, establishes improvement plan

The Wrangell School Board held a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, to continue their discussion of a formal reprimand and improvement plan for the superintendent. Late last August, Superintendent Debbe Lancaster and several district staff...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Wrangell School board discusses Juneau shopping trip in special meeting

WRANGELL - The Wrangell School Board held a special meeting Monday, Aug. 24, to discuss recent travel and purchases made by the superintendent and school staff. Last week, Superintendent Debbe...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Alaskans for Better Elections campaigning for new election rules

WRANGELL - Shea Siegert, campaign manager for Alaskans for Better Elections, recently spoke to the Wrangell Sentinel about their organization. With limited opportunities for in-person events due to...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Coho derby kicks off tomorrow, halibut derby on Labor Day weekend

WRANGELL - Wrangell's annual coho and halibut derbies are just around the corner. The coho salmon derby begins tomorrow, Aug. 28, and will run until Sept. 7. The halibut derby, meanwhile, will take...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

Wrangell Salvation Army offering services in time of COVID-19

WRANGELL - In March, when the COVID-19 pandemic first began to impact Alaska, many local businesses and organizations in Wrangell shut down. While many groups saw the time as an opportunity to wait...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 6, 2020

Wrangell comes together in memory of Deckers

WRANGELL - Last week, four people died in a car wreck in Petersburg. Among them were two Wrangellites, Siguard and Helen Decker, 21-years-old and 19-years-old. Their deaths shook the community, which...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

Three new COVID cases over four days in Wrangell

WRANGELL - Three new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Wrangell over a period of four days this past week. This has brought the total number of cases of the virus in town up to 12. The first case...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

Ranger district planning for Roosevelt Harbor restoration project

WRANGELL - The Wrangell Ranger District is beginning the planning process for a restoration of the Roosevelt Harbor area. The harbor, located on Zarembo Island west of Wrangell, is graded...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 23, 2020

New food security project starting up in Wrangell

WRANGELL - "Concern" is a common theme in the COVID-19 pandemic. People are concerned about their health, their jobs, getting their kids back into school, and the economic prospects of their...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Questions remain around former Wrangell police officer

WRANGELL - In early June, the Wrangell Sentinel received several emails regarding one of the city's police officers, Paul Jay Huerta. One of these emails linked to a news article and video, alleging...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Fishermen volunteering at Wrangell seafood processor

WRANGEL - Several local fishermen have been volunteering their time and energy, more so than usual, at Wrangell's sole operating seafood processor. With the decision by Trident Seafoods to not...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Number of COVID cases in Wrangell rise to eight

WRANGELL - The number of COVID-19 cases in Wrangell has increased since last week's edition of the Wrangell Sentinel. As of Tuesday, June 23, there are eight total cases of the virus in town. The...

 

Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020