Wrangell running group The Southeast Beasts is now officially a nonprofit organization. In the nearly three years since its first race, the group has hosted events from 5Ks to full marathons to raise money for community members in need.
The jury trial of former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard will start Monday at the U.S. District Court in Juneau. He is facing three felony charges related to child pornography.
The Alaska Native Sisterhood was formed 100 years ago in Wrangell, and the community will welcome a few hundred visitors this fall for the ANS centennial celebration.
British Columbia will allow the Mount Polley Mine to resume limited operations. The mine's tailings dam broke last year, polluting nearby waterways.
Funding for trails, cabins and campsites on the Tongass National Forest has been declining quickly, and it’s having a big impact on the Wrangell Ranger District this summer.
Tongass National Forest officials have counted 16 wildfires this season, one more than the regional average for a whole year.
Wrangell’s Fourth of July celebration was sunny for the first time in several years. Queen candidates sold more than 80,000 queen tickets, and the logging show had more contestants than ever before.
Fifty Southeast Alaska business-owners are asking Congress to give more money to the Tongass National Forest recreation program. Funding for trails, cabins and wildlife-viewing sites has declined in recent years, and tour operators worry the Forest Service won’t be able to maintain the attractions they depend on.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly last week made water main replacement and Shoemaker Bay float construction its top two priorities for capital project funding.
A draft schedule released Friday shows the Taku out for a year and the fast ferries Chenega and Fairweather tied up starting in the early fall.