Port Commission talks new ferry, boat yard security

marine service centerThe Wrangell Port Commission Thursday discussed finding a new docking location for the Rainforest Islands Ferry. The new ferry is trying to get permission to dock at the airport.

Jamieson files as write-in candidate for borough assembly

Becky Rooney and David Powell are on the ballot for re-election to the Borough Assembly, but Christie Jamieson recently filed as a write-in candidate.

A month after starting up, new ferry tries to smooth out service

ferryA new independent ferry connecting Wrangell, Petersburg and Prince of Wales Island’s Coffman Cove started up a month ago, and it’s still trying to work out some kinks. Wrangell officials are working with the Rainforest Islands Ferry to solve its biggest problem—the lack of a suitable place to load vehicles in Wrangell.

Wrangell ballot props address financial disclosure law, TBPA

voteWrangell voters will see two propositions on the ballot in the Oct. 6 local elections.

Martin runs unopposed for re-election to Port Commission

John Martin and Clay Hammer are each running for a three-year term on the Port Commission in the Oct. 6 local election.

Comstock runs for unexpired school board seat

Beth Comstock and Pam McCloskey are running for the unexpired seat on the Wrangell Public School Board in the Oct. 6 local election.

In contested school board race, Mollen runs for re-election

aleisha mollenAleisha Mollen, Tammy Groshong and Rolland Howell are running for school board. Three candidates running for two seats make this school board election one of the few contested races in this year’s local elections.

DEC to spend $4 million on Wrangell junkyard cleanup

junkyardThe Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week it will spend about $4 million to clean up a former Wrangell junkyard site with high levels of lead contamination.

Borough assembly to assess development options at Institute, mill properties

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The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to move forward with evaluating development options at the former Wrangell Institute property and the former mill site.

The City and Borough of Wrangell is looking to develop a residential subdivision on the Institute … more

WMC board candidates talk hospital issues

voteThere are two open seats on the Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors for the Oct. 6 City and Borough of Wrangell regular elections. Woody Wilson and Maxlyn Wiederspohn are each running for a four-year term on the hospital board.