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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of January 26, 2016

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

High winds cause power outages, damage

trees fell on houseHigh winds downed trees and caused power outages and structural damage throughout Wrangell early Tuesday morning.

Wrangell schools partner with UAS Tech Prep to grow local workforce

university of alaska southeastThe University of Alaska Southeast established a physical presence in Wrangell last year when its regional Tech Prep coordinator moved into an office in the local high school. The school district and the university are working to help students and adults continue their education after high school, while trying to fill the needs of local businesses.

WMC’s cash supply drops, board discusses equipment purchases

The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors met Wednesday and heard that the hospital’s cash supply is declining again because of delayed Medicaid reimbursements.

USFS open house looks at Tongass transition to young-growth logging

Fall StumpThe U.S. Forest Service held an open house in Wrangell Wednesday about its plan to transition the Tongass National Forest from old-growth to young-growth logging in about 15 years.

Borough Assembly postpones boat yard lease renewal

city hallIn a 4-2 vote on Tuesday, the Wrangell Borough Assembly postponed a boat yard lease extension so the Port Commission can first decide if it wants to change its lease rates.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of January 12, 2016

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Port Commission to consider rate increases

harborThe Wrangell Port Commission decided last week that it will again consider increases to harbor and boat yard rates.

Rep. Oritz talks budget issues ahead of legislative session

dan ortizState lawmakers are heading to Juneau for the legislative session that starts Jan. 19. House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz visited Wrangell last week to talk to constituents before the session starts.

WHS teams head to Petersburg to kick off basketball season

The Wrangell High School basketball teams are heading to Petersburg this week to kick off the 2016 basketball season.