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Republican primary candidate Klein visits Wrangell

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Chere Klein is one of three candidates in the Republican primary election to represent Wrangell and Ketchikan in the Alaska State House of Representatives. Klein said she would focus on legislation to help boost small businesses in the 36th District. more

Habituation allows bears and people to coexist at Anan Creek

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The fifth annual Bearfest started Wednesday, bringing researchers to Wrangell to discuss the symposium theme, “Bears and People.” At the Anan WIldlife Observatory, a careful relationship is maintained between bears and the people who come to watch them fish. more

Assembly awards contract for downtown waterfront development plan

Wrangell's Assembly holds a budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. (File Photo)

The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday awarded a contract to prepare a development plan for Wrangell’s downtown waterfront. Assembly members also voted to approve a new heated shed for the water filtration system at the Marine Service Center. more

Wrangell assembly approves Tyee transfer agreement

The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday unanimously approved a contract to transfer the operation and management of the Tyee Lake electrical power plant to the Southeast Alaska Power Agency. more

Republican primary candidate Moran visits Wrangell

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Agnes Moran is one of three candidates in the Republican primary election to represent Wrangell and Ketchikan in the Alaska State House of Representatives. She was going door-to-door in Wrangell Friday. more

Republican primary candidate Mackey hosts Wrangell meet-and-greet

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Patti Mackey is one of three candidates in the Republican primary election to represent Wrangell and Ketchikan in the Alaska State House of Representatives. Mackey was in Wrangell Thursday to meet voters. more

Wrangell Medical Center board approves budget

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The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors Wednesday approved its budget for the new fiscal year. WMC CEO Marla Sanger also updated the board on plans for the new hospital. more

Wrangell’s new carving facility nearing completion

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Wrangell’s new carving facility is approaching completion, and the Wrangell Cooperative Association is hoping to have a dedication event this winter. more

Borough assembly awards bids for paving, park benches

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The Wrangell Borough Assembly awarded bids Friday for paving the Marine Service Center and for new benches on Front Street. more

TBPC fires general manager

The Thomas Bay Power Commission voted Wednesday to fire the general manager of the Thomas Bay Power Authority. The unanimous decision comes after TBPA General Manager Michael Nicholls missed TBPC meetings in June and failed to turn over documents requested by the commission. more