Wrangell’s Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, April 26th. The Assembly unanimously voted to approve the second reading of ordinance 916 which reduces the number of board members on the medical center and long-term care facility board from nine to seven board members.
Wrangell Power and Light Superintendent, Clay Hammer, reported to KSTK Tuesday morning that an event occurred at Ward Cove near Ketchikan that impacted the entire north end of the power distribution just before 7:00 am.
Should the Alaska Marine Highway System be managed differently? That’s a question being asked by ferry advocates as they cope with smaller budgets and reduced schedules.
The Rainforest Islands Ferry is in operation again but users in Wrangell and Petersburg will need to call and reserve in advance to ensure pick up in those communities.
Weather may have been a factor in the April 8 plane crash on Admiralty Island, which killed the pilot and two passengers and badly injured another person on board.
Budget cuts could leave Wrangell without a public health nurse. The previous staffer left in March and has not been replaced. Ketchikan based Public Health Nurse Manager Susan Bergmann is filling in for a few days. But she says the state isn’t looking for someone to hire.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators have begun the work of determining why a Wrangell plane crashed Friday morning on Admiralty Island.
A group of artists is traveling through Alaska with the Sitka-based Island Institute to explore how people are navigating climate change in Alaska. The Tidelines Ferry Tour arrived in Wrangell on Monday and started a discussion with residents about changes they’ve seen in the natural world.
A coalition of environmental groups released a new report last week claiming that four British Columbia mine projects near Southeast Alaska do not follow safety recommendations made by experts after the Mount Polley tailings dam disaster.
Federal funding for recreation programs on the Tongass National Forest has been declining in recent years, and in Wrangell, it has led to reduced Forest Service staff and the loss of some services. Earlier this month, the Wrangell Ranger District held a public meeting to discuss ideas for keeping cabins, trails and campsites maintained in the face of budget cuts.