Monthly Archives: October 2012

WMC replacement project back on track

The project was initially stalled as a result of the recall of eight of the nine hospital board members over the summer.

WMC Board making slow progress with Salard’s privileges

The Wrangell Medical Center board during its regular meeting Wednesday night.More community members are rallying around Doctor Greg Salard and his efforts to regain hospital privileges at the Wrangell Medical Center.

Former Wrangell resident identified in plane crash

Alaska State Troopers have identified former Wrangell resident 62-year old Peter Iversen, Sr. as the pilot found dead in a crashed small cargo plane.

Alaska Virtual Academy considers a move

Officials with the Alaska Virtual Academy are considering relocating out of the Wrangell School District.

Children’s fair set for this weekend

Parents will be able to bring their children to a fair Saturday with a focus on improving their health and well-being.

WRC is against proposed timber sale

This is the map for the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office's proposed timber sale on Wrangell Island.The Wrangell Resource Council wants the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to cancel its proposed timber sale on Wrangell Island.

Alaska Airlines buying more new jets

Alaska Airlines has ordered 20 737 MAX 8 jets, shown above, from Boeing for delivery over the next 10 years. It also ordered 17 737 MAX 9s and 13 Next-Generation 737-900ERs. Photo courtesy Boeing.Alaska Airlines announced Thursday that it’s buying another 50 jets from Boeing. It already has 25 of the new 737s on order, and options for another 69.

Senate District Q candidates meet for forum

Republican Senator Bert Stedman and Democratic Senator Albert Kookesh fielded questions from potential constituents throughout the newly-drawn Southeast district.

Officials investigate found remains

Vena Stough and her family were fishing off Government Slough when she found a partial skull. She turned the remains over to police who notified the U.S. Forest Service. The agency then sent pictures to the Alaska State Medical Examiner's Office.

Wrangell city government is looking to fill vacancies

Mayor Don McConachie pointed out during Tuesday night’s Borough Assembly meeting there are vacancies on the assembly itself as well as the Port Commission.