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Wrangell Assembly calls for public comment on lean budget

Wrangell's Assembly holds a budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. (File Photo)The Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening at 5:45 pm and a budget workshop at 6 pm. The Assembly will hold one more public hearing before their June 14 regular meeting where the final budget will be passed.

Wrangell’s ferry service declines in proposed schedule

The fast ferry Fairweather sails in Chatham Strait in 2010. It and the Chenega will be tied up for most of the fall, winter and spring. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The state Department of Transportation released their proposed Southeast ferry schedule for the 2017 fiscal year Thursday. The proposed schedule lays out sailing dates and times for October through April. Wrangell’s ferry terminal would see 22 less sailings during those months compared to 2015. That would mean 14 less sailings to Ketchikan and eight less to Petersburg. The 2017 summer schedule has yet to be set.

Happy Cannabis moves forward with retail store construction.

marijuanaThe owner of Diamond C Café and Happy Cannabis is moving forward with construction of a proposed marijuana business in Wrangell’s commercial district. Owner Kelsey Martinsen hopes he will receive conditional use permits for cultivating and manufacturing marijuana marijuana, as well as a retail store.

Hello Wrangell

Hello Wrangell! My name is Aaron Bolton. I have taken over as the reporter at KSTK, and I’m very excited to be a part of your community.

Wrangell will finish rules before allowing pot biz

marijuanaWrangell won’t approve its first commercial pot operation until it has a better handle on where such businesses will be allowed.

Wrangell Disaster Drill

DrillOn Wednesday, May 4th the "All Out" siren signaled the beginning of a Disaster Drill in Wrangell, a combined effort of the Wrangell Fire Department, Wrangell Medical Center and the Department of Transportation.

Public Health Office Closes

kadinPublic health offices in Haines and Wrangell are set to close this summer due to state budget cuts. But their services won’t disappear completely. Nurses from other Southeast towns will occasionally travel to Haines and Wrangell to maintain the ‘safety net’ their agency aims to provide.

Wrangell Budget Public Hearing and Workshop

CityHall1Wrangell’s Borough Finance Director and Borough Manager presented the City and Borough of Wrangell 2017 draft budget at a public hearing and workshop on Monday night.

Wrangell’s 4th of July Royalty Candidates

queensWrangell’s 4th of July Royalty Contestants are securing sponsors, planning events and organizing their teams to raise money for Wrangell’s biggest event of the year. Alex Angerman and Kyla Teat have announced they are running for 4th of July “Queen”. Cindy Sweat visited with the candidates who have different but similar reasons for running.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Update

City-HallWrangell’s Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, April 26th. The Assembly unanimously voted to approve the second reading of ordinance 916 which reduces the number of board members on the medical center and long-term care facility board from nine to seven board members.