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Assembly to ease into new property tax due date

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKAfter changing the borough’s property tax due date earlier this year, the Wrangell Borough Assembly is trying to give property owners one year to adjust to the change.

WCA celebrates cultural center’s grand opening

wca cultural centerThe Wrangell Cooperative Association cut the ribbon on its cultural center and carving shed Saturday, completing the second phase of the tribe’s three-part Native cultural revival plan. The center will serve as a place for recreating eight sacred totem poles and for teaching Native arts.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of July 28, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, July 28 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Wrangell doctor found guilty of sharing child porn

Salard102814bFormer Wrangell Dr. Greg Salard has been found guilty of distributing and receiving child pornography. The 12-person jury returned Tuesday with a verdict in U.S. District Court after an hour and a half of deliberations.

Rep. Ortiz talks revenue solutions, BC mines

dan ortizDistrict 36 independent Rep. Dan Ortiz was in Wrangell over the weekend to talk with residents about possible solutions to the state budget deficit.

Investigator says he found evidence of child porn on Wrangell doctor’s computer

Salard102814bAn FBI agent trained to detect sharing of child pornography over the internet testified that he could’ve obtained child pornography from a Wrangell doctor’s house on at least four occasions last year. Special Agent Anthony Peterson took the witness stand on Thursday in the trial of Greg Salard.

Mallott: U.S.-Canada commission won’t take up B.C. mines

5-5-15 First Nations Meeting in Vancouver - cortesy LtGov officeAlaska critics of British Columbia mines probably won’t get any help from a cross-boundary panel they’ve asked to take on their concerns.

WMC starts search for new CEO

Wrangell Medical Center is looking for a new CEO after interim CEO Marla Sanger announced her resignation last month.

Update: Opening statements held in trial of former Wrangell doctor

greg salardOpening statements were held Wednesday in the jury trial of a former Wrangell doctor accused of possessing child pornography.

Wrangell’s Bearfest starts Wednesday

bearWrangell’s sixth annual Bearfest starts Wednesday, and it’s bringing bear experts, live music and a certified marathon to town.