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Several Wrangell boats broken into over weekend

Sunshine at Heritage Harbor
Photo by Andrea Laughlin

Several boats in Wrangell were broken into over the weekend. The Wrangell Police Department was notified of the break-ins early Saturday morning.

Five boats were entered in Heritage Harbor. Only three are thought to have had items taken. WPD said … more

The state helps Wrangell Senior Center’s budget, but not with funding

Senior center

Wrangell is home to the second oldest population in the state. It should come as no surprise that the local senior center is serving up more meals. But, as the number of clients and operating costs grow over the years, … more

AMHS to raise rates

The ferry Malaspina awaits passengers at Juneau's Auke Bay ferry terminal. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska.

Riding state ferries will cost a little more this summer.

The Alaska Marine Highway System plans its next round of fare increases to start May 1st. That’s when the new summer schedule begins.

Spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says it’s … more

UFA hones in on salmon habitat issues


United Fishermen of Alaska is beginning to get an idea of what its new Salmon Habitat Information Program – or SHIP – will look like. The program is aimed at engaging commercial fisherman around the state in salmon habitat issues.… more

Audubon Society bird count continues in Wrangell for twenty-third year

Delta-area bird-count coordinator Steve DuBois photographed this Eurasian collared dove in the Delta Junction area in September. (Credit Steve DuBois)

The Alaska Audubon Society is gearing up for its seventy-sixth annual Christmas BirdCount. Several communities will hold counts around the state between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. Volunteers travel set routes within a 15-mile radius around participating communities counting each … more

Port Commission bars public from boat yard in 2018 and forms Mariner’s Memorial committee

marine service center

The Port Commission made a motion to restrict tour operators and the general public from the marine service center after the 2017 season at its meeting Wednesday. The motion passed unanimously. The issue has been discussed since the early summer … more

Wrangell’s students vote in mock election

Wrg Youth vote

On Election Day, it wasn’t just adults who were thinking about our next president and state and federal representatives. Wrangell’s students also headed to the polls to cast their ballots.

The mock election was Wrangell student Draven Golding’s senior project. … more

Assembly discusses pot taxes and assemblyman Prysunka resigns


The Wrangell Assembly discussed a possible excise tax on marijuana sales during its meeting Tuesday. Several members spoke in favor of the idea. Assembly member Mark Mitchell said he would like to see something similar to the current 10 percent … more

Wrangell’s turnout on track for a 20-year high


As the doors closed, 812 votes were cast in Wrangell Tuesday.

Voter turnout in Wrangell was at 44 percent in the unofficial results released by the Alaska Division of Elections Wednesday. Including in-person absentee votes and Wrangell election chair, Sarah … more

Wrangell votes Republican across the board in unofficial results


As the doors close, 812 votes were cast in Wrangell today. In the unofficial results, Republicans won across the board by wide margins.

In the presidential race, Republican nominee Donald Trump over doubled votes in favor of Democratic nominee Hilary … more