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Design firm seeks public comment on final Wrangell Institute property.

The final design proposal for the former Wrangell Institute property.Chris Mertl is a landscape architect for Corvus Design, the firm leading the project. Mertl and his team presented three potential designs June 13. The public voted and commented on those designs and voting resulted in a three-way tie. Those designs were consolidated into one final proposal.

Wrangell Assembly approves harbor rate increases, but tables budget.

City-HallWrangell’s Borough Assembly held its regular meeting June 14. The assembly approved harbor rate and fee increases and recommendations on where to allow marijuana businesses, but decided to defer approving the borough’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Elks Lodge honors the stars and stripes for Flag Day.

Elk Flag

Wrangell’s Elk Lodge celebrated Flag Day June 14. The holiday started back in 1777 to celebrate the adoption of the U.S. flag.

Exalted Ruler Randy Oliver kicked off the celebration.

“This service is to honor our precious flag and to … more

ANSEP and new design plans presented for Wrangell Institute property.

The public examines possible Wrangell Institute property plans.Wrangell residents were able to take a look at three new design plans for the former Wrangell Institute property Monday evening. The community also got its first look at plans for a possible 400-bed boarding school.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting

City and Borough of Wrangell

Borough Assembly Meeting


June 14, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.                                            Location: Assembly Chambers, City Hall


a. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE led by Assembly Member Julie Decker

b. INVOCATION to be … more

Southeast Conference takes first step towards ferry system overhaul.

SEC Logo Southeast ConferenceThe Southeast Conference took their first step towards revamping the Alaska Marine Highway System June 10. The Conference is seeking firms to evaluate how the ferry system can be managed and operated differently to sustain itself for the next 25 years.

Wrangell’s public health services could see restrictions.

kadinPublic Health services in Wrangell could see changes in the wake of a $3.4 million budget cut for the coming fiscal year. Services might start implementing age restrictions on vaccine and family planning services.

KSTK Golf For Radio Tournament & Hole In One Shootout

golf1Join us at Muskeg Meadows on Saturday, June 18 for KSTK's 17th Annual Golf For Radio Tournament sponsored by AP&T. Registration begins at 9:00 am, tee time is 10:00 am. This event is a 9 hole, best ball format. We'll award cash and other prizes after the tournament. Stick around after the tournament for the $50,000 Hole-In-One Shoot Out sponsored by Alaska Vistas! Ten tournament contestants will have their name drawn at random for a chance at a hole in one on the 4th hole! Thanks to hole sponsors: Stikine Sportsmen, Wrangell Insurance, Bob's IGA, Ottesen's True Value, City Market and Sentry Hardware.

Former Wrangell mill site in good condition and could see boat yard expansion.

millWrangell’s former mill site could serve as an expansion of the downtown boatyard along with many other commercial uses. The environmental firm in charge of evaluating the site six miles south of town presented some of those potential uses and the property's condition to borough officials June8.

U.S. Forest Service seeks public comment on proposed Wrangell Timber Sale.

U.S. Forest Service's preferred alternative for Wrangell timber sale.The U.S. Forest Service is asking for public comment on a proposed timber sale on Wrangell Island. The project could result in the harvest of 65 million board feet of old-growth timber from over 5,000 acres.