Monthly Archives: July 2012

Downtown sidewalk confusion will improve

Navigating downtown on foot is a bit confusing these days, but Department of Transportation project engineer Eric Voorhees, who is managing the Front Street renovation, said it should get better soon. The sidewalk from the Campbell Drive intersection near Diamond … more

Petersburg coastie wins BearFest marathon

Nineteen people participated in Sunday’s BearFest Marathon. For the men, Coast Guard member Terry German from Petersburg came in first with a time of 3:36:17. He was followed closely by Wrangellite Dale McMurren at his standard pace of 3:28:34. Kent … more

Wrangell’s biobrick potential

Bill Wall collecting wood chips from the old Silver Bay mill site. Hillman/KSTK

The Wrangell Cooperative Association, in conjunction with Sustainability Incorporated, is looking into the feasibility of another new economic outlet for Wrangell’s wood mills and forests. They want to use wood waste to heat the community’s homes and government buildings by … more

Bears garden the forest, perpertuate salmon lifecycle

Brown bears look for fish to feed back into the forest ecosystem

Thursday night’s BearFest scientific symposium focused partially on the important role bears play in the overall forest ecosystem. Researcher Barrie Gilbert explained that bears are like the gardeners of the forest. They don’t just eat the salmon; they transport the … more

Forest Service considering new management plan for Anan

A black bear eating a fish at Anan Creek

Anan Bear Observatory near Wrangell is touted as one of the best bear-viewing locations in the world. Black and brown bears line the creek, scooping up salmon while people stand on a platform mere feet away watching them in action. … more

Community smokehouse opens this week

Wrangell’s first community smoke house will be set up today at the community garden site near City Park by the SEARHC traditional foods program, and the project will be dedicated on Friday. The seven-foot tall, four foot by four foot … more

Assembly passes resolutions that support local fishing industry

The Wrangell Borough Assembly passed several motions at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening that aim to improve the lives and lots of local fishermen. The first resolution was written in conjunction with the City of Petersburg supporting the development … more

8-28-12 Borough Assembly Meeting

Listen to the audio from the August 28, 2012 Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting and see the agenda.

Seventeen candidates declare for WMC Board seats

Seventeen community members have submitted their names for the upcoming Special Election to fill the eight recalled hospital board seats. The candidates filed declarations of candidacy at City Hall along with petitions with signatures of at least 10 qualified voters. … more

BearFest kicks off this week

Wrangell’s third annual BearFest kicks off Wednesday and runs until Sunday. The festival’s organizer, Sylvia Ettefagh, said that when planning this year’s festival, she and the committee tried to include things for everyone.

“We’ve been on a good path of … more