If you’re a berry picker in Southeast, you may have noticed it’s been a particularly good season for salmon berries and other berry varieties. Warm weather has been arriving at just the right time to provide a plentiful harvest.
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Wrangell could soon be part of the farm-to-table trend. Wrangell resident, Dixie Booker, is a finalist in Sealaska’s Path to Prosperity, a contest for entrepreneurs to get their businesses of the ground. Booker hopes to supply Wrangell with fresh produce.… more
Wrangell is in a water crisis. Between two fish processors and the public, demand is exceeding the water treatment system’s ability to produce clean water. The assembly and borough manager declared a local emergency disaster Tuesday and are asking the public to cut water consumption 30 to 50 percent.
Wrangell’s assembly is supporting a potential 5,000-acre timber sale on the island. But, in a letter released Monday to the Forest Service, the assembly says it has concerns about how the sale will benefit the community.
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Wrangell is experiencing a water shortage. The borough posted on a community Facebook page this week asking residents and businesses to conserve.
Water was shut off to all harbor facilities last week and the community pool schedule has been tentative. … more
The lone survivor of a plane crash in Southeast Alaska is moving forward in her recovery. Morgan Enright of Ketchikan continues to improve, according to her Caring Bridge website. Posts describe her using a walker and briefly walking on her own earlier this month.
Wrangell’s School Board, Borough Assembly and tribal government have all shown support for building a 400-bed boarding school on the former Wrangell Institute property in Southeast Alaska. For one family, the project is stirring up bad memories of the Institute, an earlier boarding school with a history of abusing students.
Former Gov. Frank Murkowski and his wife Nancy Murkowski were in Wrangell to christen a boat Sunday. Wrangell resident Frank Roppel went to Ketchikan high school with the Murkowskis and wanted Nancy to break the bottle on his brand new 25-foot Svendsen fishing boat.
Wrangell’s public health services are receiving additional changes for the new fiscal year. There will now be age restrictions on some services.
Southeast Public Health Nurse Manager Sarah Hargrave said the cuts were made due to $5.4 million in budget … more
Visitors at the Anan Wildlife Observatory hoping to get a free look at bears before permits are required are getting their wish as bear activity picks up a little faster than usual. The observatory is about 30 miles south of Wrangell on the mainland. The Wrangell Ranger district maintains that facility, and it’s beginning work this year that will keep those visitors safe.