It can be difficult for rural Alaskan hospitals to recruit experienced financial professionals. That’s why the hospitals in Wrangell and Petersburg are taking a new approach to that challenge by sharing a chief financial officer.
The Wrangell Public School Board Tuesday voted to offer Kendall Benson of Utah the job of secondary school principal. The board also offered contracts to all of the district’s non-tenured teachers.
Wrangell will run on diesel generators from May 26 through June 3. Wrangell Light and Power is encouraging residents to cut down on electricity use during the diesel run to minimize the impact on their electricity bills.
The Wrangell Public School Board had a full audience at its last two meetings. Teachers and parents expressed concerns about two topics: a lack of communication with the board and the resignation of the secondary school principal.
Wrangell’s Stikine River Birding Festival brought bird enthusiasts and experts to town last week for birdwatching, lectures and art contests. One of the festival’s featured speakers was Veronica Padula, who presented her research on how marine debris is affecting sea birds.