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Wrangell residents meet hospital CEO candidates

The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors hosted a community meet-and-greet Wednesday with three finalists for the hospital CEO position.

Dock planned for bear observatory raises concerns

bearIn an effort to increase safety at a popular bear observatory near Wrangell, the U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with plans to build a dock at the site for planes and boats to drop off tourists. But Wrangell-based tour guides say the costly dock will essentially be useless and could create more hazards than it prevents.

Parks and Rec fee changes take effect Sept. 1

Wrangell pool and gym users will see changes to Parks and Recreation fees take effect in September.

Borough Assembly and WMC enter line of credit agreement

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThe Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Wednesday to set $500,000 aside for Wrangell Medical Center to borrow in case it runs out of cash.

WMC picks three finalists for CEO position

The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors has chosen three finalists for the position of hospital CEO.

Activists hope boots urge governor to act on BC mines

Photo by Asia FisherA group that wants to draw attention to transboundary mines plans to drop a bunch of Xtratuf boots on Gov. Bill Walker’s front steps later this month.

Candidate filing period opens for local elections

IMG_0920.JPGThe candidate filing period for Wrangell’s local elections is now open through the end of August.

One year after mine disaster, Wrangellites protest BC mines

A protest in Wrangell on Sunday, August 2, 2015. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)A protest in Wrangell on Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of a mining disaster in Canada and sought to bring attention to mines being developed across the border from Southeast Alaska.

Assembly wants alternative to hospital’s request for line of credit

The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday rejected Wrangell Medical Center’s request to seek a line of credit from a bank or financial institution. Instead, the borough plans to set $500,000 aside for the hospital to access quickly in case it runs out of cash.

Assembly to ease into new property tax due date

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKAfter changing the borough’s property tax due date earlier this year, the Wrangell Borough Assembly is trying to give property owners one year to adjust to the change.