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Wrangell public and assembly get closer look at possible timber sale.

timber mapWrangell’s Ranger District held two public meetings this week allowing the public and Wrangell’s Borough Assembly to get a better look at a potential 5,000 acre timber sale on Wrangell Island.

Wrangell Borough Assembly approves 2017 budget.

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Wrangell’s Borough Assembly held a public workshop and special meeting June 27 to approve the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

The borough’s health insurance rate’s decreased 18 percent since the draft budget was released in May. That decrease allowed … more

Wrangell’s water gets a mostly clean bill of health.

Sand filter at Wrangell water plant. (KSTK News, Aaron Bolton)Wrangell’s water system received a mostly clean bill of health Tuesday. According to a water quality report for 2015, what’s coming out of Wrangell’s taps had high levels of chlorine byproducts, but new equipment could change that.

Wrangell Cooperative Association launches Native housing assessment.

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The Wrangell Cooperative Association launched a survey Tuesday in hopes of discovering local Native housing issues. The tribe hopes to use the survey’s results to pursue funding for housing projects.

Tribal Administrator for the Wrangell Cooperative Association, Aaron Angerman, says … more

First time participant wins Wrangell’s salmon derby.

malia salmonMany people fish for a lifetime in hopes of winning Wrangell’s King Salmon Derby, but it only took this year’s 24 year old winner one year to reach to top of the podium. Malia McIntyre officially won Wrangell’s derby at the awards ceremony June 16. She says she was never really interested in the derby. It was her husband who convinced her to enter, and she said she's glad she did.

Rainforest Islands Ferry service can’t afford latest breakdown.

ferryA small Southeast ferry service’s future is uncertain once again. The Rainforest Islands Ferry service, which has been plagued with setbacks, can’t afford to repair the service’s latest breakdown.

Design firm seeks public comment on final Wrangell Institute property.

The final design proposal for the former Wrangell Institute property.Chris Mertl is a landscape architect for Corvus Design, the firm leading the project. Mertl and his team presented three potential designs June 13. The public voted and commented on those designs and voting resulted in a three-way tie. Those designs were consolidated into one final proposal.

Wrangell Assembly approves harbor rate increases, but tables budget.

City-HallWrangell’s Borough Assembly held its regular meeting June 14. The assembly approved harbor rate and fee increases and recommendations on where to allow marijuana businesses, but decided to defer approving the borough’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Elks Lodge honors the stars and stripes for Flag Day.

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Wrangell’s Elk Lodge celebrated Flag Day June 14. The holiday started back in 1777 to celebrate the adoption of the U.S. flag.

Exalted Ruler Randy Oliver kicked off the celebration.

“This service is to honor our precious flag and to … more

ANSEP and new design plans presented for Wrangell Institute property.

The public examines possible Wrangell Institute property plans.Wrangell residents were able to take a look at three new design plans for the former Wrangell Institute property Monday evening. The community also got its first look at plans for a possible 400-bed boarding school.