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Lower state test scores reflect more rigorous standards

amp logoWrangell parents recently received their children’s test scores from a new state assessment called the Alaska Measures of Progress.

P&Z continues initial review of transferred lands

map of land transferWrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission met Thursday and came close to finishing its initial review of 9,000 acres of entitlement lands.

Petersburg-Wrangell priest dies after heart attack

weiseA Catholic priest who served parishes in Wrangell and Petersburg died Sunday night, 10 days after suffering a heart attack.

TAC ends series of meetings with review of forest plan proposal

tongassThe Tongass Advisory Committee ended a 16-month series of meetings Thursday, formally completing its effort to advise the Tongass National Forest in a transition from old to young growth logging.

Middle Ridge reopens after repairs

middle ridgeA popular U.S. Forest Service cabin near Wrangell reopened Friday after damage due to vandalism forced its closure.

Port Commission receives completed Mariner’s Memorial design

A sketch of the memorial walls planned for the Mariner's Memorial.Wrangell Port Commissioners were pleased to receive a completed design for the Mariner’s Memorial Thursday after more than three years of work.

Borough Assembly offers contract for mill site assessment

millThe Wrangell Borough Assembly is moving forward with evaluating options for marine industrial development at the former mill site six miles south of town.

Mount Polley Mine to discharge wastewater

A mined-out pit used to store wastewater and milling leftovers at British Columbia's Mount Polley Mine is expected to fill up in  April. The B.C. government just issued a permit allowing treated pit water to be discharged into a nearby lake.  (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorsk/Williams Lake Tribune)British Columbia's Mount Polley Mine, which became a poster child for environmental disasters, will soon begin discharging wastewater.

Vandalism forces closure of Middle Ridge cabin

middle ridgeA popular Forest Service cabin near Wrangell is closed for at least two weeks because of vandalism.

Wrangell schools try new lunch program

school lunchIn response to budget cuts at the state level, the Wrangell Public School District left the National School Lunch Program earlier this year and replaced it with a cheaper, simpler “supplemental” food program.