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Wrangell’s Recreation and Road Report

salmon berryEach week Corree Delabrue from the Wrangell Ranger District provides information on road conditions, logging traffic, recreational reminders, nature observations and more. This is Wrangell's Recreation and Road Report for June 21 through 28th.

Update: NTSB recovers wreckage from crash that killed three

Rescuers work at the site of a crashed small plane on Admiralty Island on Friday. (Photo courtesy Sitka Mountain Rescue)National Transportation Safety Board investigators have begun the work of determining why a Wrangell plane crashed Friday morning on Admiralty Island.

Traveling artists, Wrangell residents share observations of climate change

A group of artists is traveling through Alaska with the Sitka-based Island Institute to explore how people are navigating climate change in Alaska. The Tidelines Ferry Tour arrived in Wrangell on Monday and started a discussion with residents about changes they’ve seen in the natural world.

Analysis of four B.C. mines questions tailings dam safety

The Red Chris Mine in the Stikine River watershed began operations earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of imperialmetals.com)A coalition of environmental groups released a new report last week claiming that four British Columbia mine projects near Southeast Alaska do not follow safety recommendations made by experts after the Mount Polley tailings dam disaster.

Forest Service, Wrangell residents looking for ways to maintain rec sites

cabinFederal funding for recreation programs on the Tongass National Forest has been declining in recent years, and in Wrangell, it has led to reduced Forest Service staff and the loss of some services. Earlier this month, the Wrangell Ranger District held a public meeting to discuss ideas for keeping cabins, trails and campsites maintained in the face of budget cuts.

School board hires principal, talks test scores

The Wrangell Public School Board voted Monday to offer a contract to a new secondary school principal.

Borough Assembly opposes fishing royalty bill

shrimpThe Wrangell Borough Assembly passed a resolution Tuesday to oppose a royalty tax on Alaska’s seafood industry.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of March 22, 2016

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Professional basketball player to teach ball skills, life lessons in Wrangell

damen bell-holterDamen Bell-Holter, a professional basketball player from Southeast Alaska, is bringing a four-day youth basketball camp to Wrangell this summer.

Mariculture initiative could boost shellfish farms

Brenda Bryan, left, and Jackie Whitmore clean shellfish at the Moss Island Oyster Farm in Peterson Bay, across from Homer. (Photo by Ron Bader/Moss Island Oyster Farm)Alaska shellfish farmers hope a new state mariculture initiative will help boost their businesses. But they warn it’s not an easy industry to expand.