The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday approved a change to this year’s budget to provide matching funds for a local trail project.
The Wrangell Public School Board had a full audience at its last two meetings. Teachers and parents expressed concerns about two topics: a lack of communication with the board and the resignation of the secondary school principal.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday against further intervention in a lawsuit to support the Big Thorne Timber Sale on Prince of Wales Island. The assembly chose to not pay an extra $3,000 to intervene in the appeal process.
The jury trial of former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard, accused of possessing and distributing child pornography, has been delayed another two months.
Wrangell’s Stikine River Birding Festival brought bird enthusiasts and experts to town last week for birdwatching, lectures and art contests. One of the festival’s featured speakers was Veronica Padula, who presented her research on how marine debris is affecting sea birds.
British Columbia's top mining official says Alaska will soon have more input into the permitting process. That news came after a meeting with Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.
Wrangell’s Alaska Wildlife Trooper position has been reinstated. But according to Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen, that could still change before the state budget is finalized.
The Wrangell Cooperative Association recently won federal funding to test shellfish from Wrangell beaches. The tribal government wants to make sure clams and cockles are still safe to eat after a sinking tug boat leaked fuel in the area last winter.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to raise the monthly 911 surcharge on each phone in Wrangell. The assembly also approved new moorage fees for Meyers Chuck.