Wrangell’s former mill site could serve as an expansion of the downtown boatyard along with many other commercial uses. The environmental firm in charge of evaluating the site six miles south of town presented some of those potential uses and the property's condition to borough officials June8.
The U.S. Forest Service is asking for public comment on a proposed timber sale on Wrangell Island. The project could result in the harvest of 65 million board feet of old-growth timber from over 5,000 acres.
Former Boston Celtics player Damen Bell-Holter kicked off his 4-day Blessed 2 Bless basketball camp at the Wrangell high school June 5.
The Port Commission addressed safety concerns in the boat yard at its regular meeting on June 2.
The Commission is concerned about tour busses accessing the boat yard. Tour operators say it’s one of their main attractions.
A U.S. Senate bill introduced last week could allow Alaska Natives in five Southeast communities to form urban corporations. Haines, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Tenakee, and Wrangell each stand to gain about 23,000 acres of land if the bill passes. But, the legislation does not come without controversy.
Wrangell could see another boarding school in the next five years. ANSEP, an accelerated high school program based on University of Alaska Anchorage campus, is interested in building a 400-bed facility on the former Wrangell Institute property.
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Wrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission denied an appeal for a proposed marijuana cultivation and manufacturing business Thursday.
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.
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.
The 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.