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Water main and Shoemaker float replacement top Wrangell’s project list

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKThe Wrangell Borough Assembly last week made water main replacement and Shoemaker Bay float construction its top two priorities for capital project funding.

Budget cuts sideline three of Alaska’s 11 ferries

The ferry Taku waits to load in Sitka during the winter of 2012. in Early morning Taku in Sitka. The 370-passenger ship is scheduled to be tied up starting in July. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)A draft schedule released Friday shows the Taku out for a year and the fast ferries Chenega and Fairweather tied up starting in the early fall.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of June 23, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, June 23 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Parks and Rec proposes fee changes

Wrangell’s Parks and Recreation Department is proposing a change in facility fees. The last proposal was rejected by the borough assembly.

Car goes through Bobs’ IGA front window

car through bobs igaA Wrangell resident drove a car through the front windows of Bobs' IGA grocery store in Wrangell Thursday. Wrangell Police Chief Doug McCloskey said there were no serious injuries.

Red Chris mine gets final environmental permit

red chris mineThe Red Chris copper and gold mine got final approval last week to discharge wastewater in the Stikine River watershed. Some Alaskans are worried the Red Chris and other British Columbia mines will impact salmon in Southeast.

School board adopts new supplemental school lunch program

school lunchThe Wrangell Public School Board voted Monday to leave the National School Lunch Program and develop its own supplemental school food program.

Borough Assembly wants to opt out of financial disclosure paperwork

city hallThe Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to opt out of its financial disclosure requirements. The measure will go to a vote of the people in October.

Borough Assembly approves Shoemaker Bay float funding plan

shoemaker bayThe Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday approved a funding plan to replace the deteriorating float system at Shoemaker Bay Harbor.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of June 9, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, June 9 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.