Local News

Wrangell hospital project closes contracts, starts fresh

The City and Borough of Wrangell and the Wrangell Medical Center closed a settlement this month with a company formerly contracted to help finance a new hospital building. After the hospital project stalled in 2012 with more than a million dollars spent on contracts, city and hospital officials are hoping for a fresh start.
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Salard’s jury trial set for February

The jury trial of a Wrangell doctor accused of possessing and distributing child pornography has been bumped nearly two months. Doctor Greg Salard’s defense attorney asked for delay until Feb. 23, 2015.
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Garnet Grit Betties win home roller derby bout

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The Garnet Grit Betties won their roller derby bout in Wrangell Saturday against the Petersburg Ragnarök Rollers. It was the second bout hosted in Wrangell, and there are two more home bouts on the schedule for spring.
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of November 12, 2014

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to the audio of that meeting.
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Community Focused Programming

Recreation and Road Report

Photo by Asia Fisher

USFS Interpreter Corree Delabrue provides weekly updates on events taking place on Wrangell Island and the surrounding area. Information includes USFS road maintenance, logging traffic, wildlife sightings, recreational opportunities and more. Click on the image above to read or listen to the Recreation and Road Report for November 19th through 28th.
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Wrangell’s Tlingit Phrase of the Week

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Tlingit Phrase of the Week is a project launched to help with the survival and renewal of the Tlingit language in Wrangell. Each phrase speaks to Wrangell's seasons and the Tlingit way of life. November is the month when animals dig their dens. Click on the image above to listen to Tlinget Phrase of the Week for the forth week of November.
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Southeast News

Bird banding

Forest Service technician Gwen Baluss visited Sitka this month to band and measure juncos and other songbirds -- with some help from local students.

SPD offer $1000 reward for info on burglaries

The Sitka Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information related to the recent string of burglaries. So far, no arrests have been made.

POW moves ahead with borough charter, but…

That doesn’t mean the island communities will send in an application to the state Local Boundary Commission anytime soon – and maybe not ever.

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Statewide News

Anchorage Residents Demonstrate in Solidarity with Ferguson, MO

About 25 people stood on the corner of C and 7th in downtown Anchorage holding signs reading "Black lives matter" and "His name was Michael Brown." They gathered to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri. The white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in August was acquitted earlier this week. More

Tennis Courts Re-Appear As the Assembly Approves a $472 Million Budget for Anchorage

With very few amendments or changes made, many members said it was one of the smoothest budget cycles they have been a part of in their time on the Assembly. More

Alaskan writers push to finish a novel in a month

Nearly 500 Alaskans are trying to write a novel this month. An entire novel. They’re participating in November National Novel Writing Month, a worldwide movement aimed at getting people writing. Some of the writers gathered at Anchorage’s Loussac Public Library. More

National News

Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Report

U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said this week that six months after a coup toppled the country's elected government, the regime arrests its opponents and censors the media. More

In A Land Of Few Christians, Pope Will Reach Out To Muslims In Turkey

Pope Francis will meet with Turkey's Muslim leaders and the head of the Orthodox Church in what may be the most challenging trip of his young papacy. More

WTO Members Approve Historic Trade Deal

The World Trade Organization's 160 members unanimously approved a first-ever multilateral trade deal which the group believes will boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually. More