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 By Larry Persily    News    May 12, 2022

Worker shortage 'is real,' says state labor economist

WRANGELL — Anyone who wants to get a pizza midweek at the Marine Bar or a steak or burger at the Elks Lodge knows that worker shortages have forced...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    May 12, 2022

Tidal Network internet tower delivery delayed

WRANGELL — A pair of mobile towers on wheels that were anticipated to arrive this month in Wrangell for a pilot broadband network have been delayed...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    April 14, 2022

Their names bear repeating

WRANGELL-If visitors read the bear-sighting sheet at Anan Wildlife Observatory, which the workers...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    April 14, 2022

Wrangell police jet boat could be put up for auction

WRANGELL—A lightly used 32-foot-long police jet boat moored at Heritage Harbor may be sold to save money. The borough assembly at a work session Mar...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    April 7, 2022

Anan observatory refurb on track for summer viewing season

WRANGELL­–When contractor Jesse West said, "we destroyed everything," it sounds pretty bad, out...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    March 31, 2022

Hooligan brighten up the Stikine again

WRANGELL-The hooligan are back. When the eagles disappear from town and the sea lions start hauling...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    March 17, 2022

Owner accepts Wrangell Borough offer for sawmill property

WRANGELL — The owner of the former sawmill property at 6-Mile Zimovia Highway has accepted the borough’s offer of about $2.5 million to buy the...

 

State will switch Sitka to paid airport parking; Wrangell could come later

WRANGELL–Sitka will be the next Southeast airport to make the switch from free to paid parking. Petersburg made the move in December, when a...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    January 27, 2022

School day face mask protest attracts 14 Wrangell students

WRANGELL – The kids gathered atop the sledding hill across from Evergreen Elementary, next to a...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    January 20, 2022

Closure of outdoor program for at-risk children hits Wrangell

WRANGELL - SEARHC's announcement last week that it was shuttering the 21-year-old Alaska Crossings program in Wrangell, a wilderness therapy program...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    December 16, 2021

Symphony of Seafood beyond-the-plate winner calls Wrangell home

WRANGELL - A Wrangell company that makes bath and body care products has nothing to do with fish, bu...

 

Corroded steel delays Matanuska return by two weeks

WRANGELL — The 58-year-old state ferry Matanuska will spend an additional two weeks in a Ketchikan shipyard so that workers can repair and replace...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    November 18, 2021

Port and harbors junks the clunkers

WRANGELL —The port and harbors department is Marie Kondo-ing the boatyard. But when tossing out what doesn’t bring joy consists of 10 derelict...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 21, 2021

Tlingit culture, language lives on through heritage learners

WRANGELL – It gets so heavy, sometimes you just want to put it down is how Virginia Oliver describes preserving the Tlingit language. “You want...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 14, 2021

Oklahoma nurse finds herself helping out in Wrangell

WRANGELL - Melissa Curttright has been a registered nurse for 16 years — the past two weeks in Wrangell. Like so many other hospital workers, the...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 14, 2021

High school students learn to converse in sign language

WRANGELL - Ann Hilburn began learning American Sign Language for an elective course in college, thinking it would benefit her aspirations of becoming...

 

Tent City Days offer 20 events over 3 days

WRANGELL - Wrangell’s Tent City Days start Friday and run through Sunday, with 20 events scheduled for the fall festivities that come a day before...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 7, 2021

Search begins for new borough manager in Wrangell after Von Bargen resigns

WRANGELL - Wrangell has begun its search for a new borough manager. On Friday, the assembly accepted the resignation of Lisa Von Bargen from the...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 7, 2021

Tire cutter will help break down problem to smaller size

WRANGEL - Wrangell will share a tire cutter with other Southeast communities, intending to cut down on the thousands of tires stacked at the dump by...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 7, 2021

Borough approves study to examine shipping rates over past decade

WRANGELL - The borough is taking a closer look at the cost of shipping goods by barge to Wrangell.  The assembly last Tuesday approved a $7,300...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    September 30, 2021

Oyster farm part of a growth industry

WRANGELL - Aquatic farming in Alaska could be a big industry, and completely sustainable. That's...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    September 30, 2021

Professional jet skier churns up Dangerous Waters through Southeast

WRANGELL - It's one thing to experience Alaska's waterways from a ferry, cruise ship or even a...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    September 16, 2021

Wrangell schools keep face mask, distancing protocols in place

WRANGELL — Social distancing and masking requirements will continue to stay in place at Wrangell public schools. At the school board meeting on...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 7, 2021

Another year of state ferry budget stress

WRANGELL - Between state budget cuts, a mainline vessel engine breakdown, a halt to port calls in...

 

Progress made on Wrangell Mariners' Memorial walls

WRANGELL — Groundwork for the Wrangell Mariners’ Memorial has come to a halt for winter, but progress has still been made recently. Jenn Miller-Ya...

 

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