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Public media cuts could end local programming

Wrangell's KSTK is among public broadcasters facing deep cuts that could change  programming. (File photo)Some Alaska public broadcasters would have to give up local programming if the state Senate’s budget cuts go through.

Assembly approves changes to firearm ordinance

city hallThe Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday approved changes to local firearm laws and made them less restrictive.

Wrangell teachers implement iPads in elementary school classrooms

ipadThe Wrangell School District brought its elementary school up to a one-to-one student-to-computer ratio last month by giving each student an iPad to use in class. Wrangell second-graders got to start using their new iPads by creating multimedia books about weather.

Deeper cuts to education budget worry Wrangell school officials

Wrangell school officials were caught off guard recently when the Alaska Senate Finance Committee proposed an additional cut to education funding. The budget amendment would cut $47.5 million from public schools statewide.

P&Z recommends vacating Silvernail Work Road in boat yard

silvernail work roadThe Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday approved changes to Silvernail Work Road, the road that goes through the Marine Service Center.

Child porn charges lead to Louisiana rape charges for former Wrangell doctor

greg salardFederal child porn charges against former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard have led the state of Louisiana to revisit an old sexual assault investigation and charge him with aggravated rape.

Former Wrangell doctor wanted in Louisiana on rape charges

greg salardA former Wrangell doctor awaiting trial on child pornography charges is also wanted in Louisiana to face sexual assault charges. Greg Salard appeared in Juneau court Tuesday on a felony charge of a fugitive from justice.

Wrangell starts second attempt at building new hospital

Wrangell Medical Center held open meetings Thursday to start a second attempt at building a new community hospital after the first attempt stalled in 2012.

Port Commission proposes Meyers Chuck moorage fees

meyers chuck dockThe Wrangell Port Commission Thursday approved new moorage rates for Meyers Chuck and a new storage reservation fee for the Marine Service Center. The new fees still need to be approved by the borough assembly.

Health fair to feature 45 information booths

Wrangell’s Health Fair is coming up Saturday at the Nolan Center, and its format has changed since last year.