Juneau’s Reuben Yost is the new chief of the state ferry system. But he’ll spend only about half his time on that job.
Saturday’s earthquake caused a rare failure along the fiber optic cables that supply Wrangell with its television, telephone, and Internet service. GCI cable repair ship, Wave Venture, is in town to fix the damaged cables and restore full services.
A Wrangell civics teacher and her class are taking a new approach to education. They are meeting and greeting top political experts across the country without ever leaving their classroom. Tuesday they spoke via Skype with former comptroller general David Walker about America’s debt crisis.
Southeast Representative Peggy Wilson will try to change the way transportation projects are funded this session. The Wrangell Republican also wants to come up with a system to improve rural hospitals.
Tuesday evening's Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting was smooth and efficient as Assembly members unanimously approved every proposal on the agenda.
Listen to the audio from Jan. 8, 2013 Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting and read the agenda.
Southeast leaders were surprised by Captain Mike Neussl’s announcement that he would resign from his job as marine highways chief. But some say it won’t hurt the ferry system in the long term.