Local News

Port Commission to consider rate increases

harborThe Wrangell Port Commission decided last week that it will again consider increases to harbor and boat yard rates.

Rep. Oritz talks budget issues ahead of legislative session

dan ortizState lawmakers are heading to Juneau for the legislative session that starts Jan. 19. House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz visited Wrangell last week to talk to constituents before the session starts.

WHS teams head to Petersburg to kick off basketball season

The Wrangell High School basketball teams are heading to Petersburg this week to kick off the 2016 basketball season.

Wrangell father and son get fines, probation for Lacey Act violations

halibutA Wrangell father and son were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to Lacey Act violations while commercial halibut fishing in Alaska waters.

Ferry fares rise 5 percent for most routes

The ferry Malaspina awaits passengers at Juneau's Auke Bay ferry terminal. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska.Ferry fares went up 5 percent for most routes Jan. 1. The hike comes on the heels of a 4.5 percent increase that began in May.

Wrangell F&G committee seeks to change moose antler definition

IMG_1321The Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee met Monday night and discussed its continuing effort to change a moose antler regulation affecting local hunters.

Salard sentencing set for February

greg salardThe former Wrangell doctor convicted on child pornography charges had his request for a new trial denied and will be sentenced next month.

2015: Wrangell’s year in review

A protest in Wrangell on Sunday, August 2, 2015. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)One of the top stories here in 2015 was the opening of a large gold and copper mine up the Stikine River in British Columbia. And a new ferry started running between Wrangell, Petersburg and Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island.

Magpie & Squid sets up shop for one month

magpie and squid shopA Wrangell artist who creates fused glass artwork and jewelry has been a fixture at community markets and bazaars in town. But this December, Magpie and Squid owner Kris Reed decided to open a store for just one month to sell her artwork and teach art classes.

WMC looks for solution to slow cash flow

Wrangell Medical Center board members heard Wednesday that the hospital’s cash flow is slowing down. But Wrangell Medical Center is in far better financial shape than it was at this time last year.