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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting 12-13-16

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City and Borough of Wrangell

Borough Assembly Meeting Agenda

Revised 12-9-16 to remove Plat Approval for Torgramsen-Austin

December 13, 2016 7:00 p.m.                                                                      Location: Assembly Chambers, City Hall

1. CALL TO ORDER

a. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE led by Assembly … more

Assembly approves raises for two union workers in legal dispute

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Union employees involved in a dispute with the Wrangell Borough are getting retroactive pay increases.

The Wrangell Borough Assembly approved raises for lead positions at the water treatment and waste sites Tuesday. Job descriptions for those positions also expanded. Borough … more

Prince of Wales forest land planning effort under way

Northern Prince of Wales Island near Point Baker (KFSK file photo)

The U.S. Forest Service is holding meetings this week in several communities on Prince of Wales Island to gather input on possible timber sales, tree thinning, stream restoration and recreation projects. A group of island residents is also gathering to … more

Native support for Wrangell boarding school is uncertain

The final design proposal for the former Wrangell Institute property.

A committee overseeing a proposal for a 400-bed boarding school in Wrangell is seeking support from the Tanana Chiefs Conference, a non-profit Native corporation which serves 39 villages near Fairbanks. But, that support isn’t certain.

Master plan for Wrangell Institute

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Congress boosts plans for new Craig boat harbor

Craig, on Prince of Wales Island, is a large step closer to building a new boat harbor. (Photo courtesy Bob Claus)

A bill on its way to the president’s desk authorizes most of the money needed to build a new … more

Nine Wrangell Wolves are headed to state wrestling tournament

Wrangell wrestling takes top spot at regionals  in 2A division (Photo courtesy of Julie Decker)

Nine Wrangell wrestlers are headed to state after regionals wrapped up in Sitka this weekend. Hannah Brown, Jonah Comstock, Jonathan Barratt, Ian Jenson, Sig Decker, Sam Armstrong, Hunter Wiederspohn, Dawson Miller and Caleb Groshong will compete in Anchorage for state … more

Wrangell Community Chorale delivers holiday spirit for the twentieth year

Wrangell Community Chorale xmas concert

Wrangell’s Community Chorale music group held its holiday concert in the Nolan Center Sunday. The volunteer choir sang traditional and contemporary holiday tunes for the community.

Chorale Director Bonnie Dimerjian has been running the event for 19 years and spoke … more

Wrangell residents stand with Standing Rock

Wrangell residents protest Dakota Access oil pipeline at Kik-setti Totem Park (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

 

About 20 people gathered at Kiksadi Totem Park in Wrangell on Sunday to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The pipeline was set to cross under the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. The … more

Few changes made in final Tongass forest plan decision

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The Tongass Land Management Plan amendment, a 16 year transition toward young-growth logging, was finalized Friday. Tongass Forest Supervisor Earl Stewart signed the record of decision after considering objections from environmental and industry groups. Some have applauded the decision … more

Wrangell pot shop receives conditional use permit

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A proposed Wrangell marijuana business is one step closer to opening its doors. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit Thursday, requested by Happy Cannabis owner Kelsey Martinsen, for a retail store and grow operation.

All Wrangell … more