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Southeast championships feature Alaska’s first girls’ wrestling meet

wrestlingHigh school girls competed in Alaska’s first-ever girls’ wrestling meet during the Southeast Region championship Saturday. Unlike past tournaments, where girls competed with boys, the region finals alternated girls’ and boys’ spotlight matches.

WHS wrestlers win Southeast Region championship

wrestlersThe Wrangell High School wrestling team took first place for 2A schools at the Southeast Region Five Championships in Wrangell Saturday. Ten of Wrangell’s 11 wrestlers qualified for the state championships.

Port Commission considers rate changes for MSC, Meyers Chuck

The Wrangell Port Commission Thursday discussed a possible rate increase for boat work and storage space in the Marine Service Center.

Eight Southeast cities plan for scrap-metal recycling

Heavy equipment loads junk cars and scrap metal onto a  barge in Ketchikan. (Photo courtesy Ketchikan Gateway Borough)A Ketchikan company will soon begin collecting and recycling scrap metal from Wrangell, Petersburg and six Prince of Wales Island communities.

Wrangell’s line crew harvests town tree

town treeWrangell’s line crew harvested the town Christmas tree on a rainy Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The tree lighting ceremony is Friday.

USFS removes one cabin, adds another in Wrangell Ranger District

The U.S. Forest Service removed one cabin from the Wrangell Ranger District this year and plans to add a new one in a more popular location.

Wrangell assembly to intervene in two more timber lawsuits

big thorneThe Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Wednesday to intervene in two more lawsuits supporting the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island.

Wrangell hospital project closes contracts, starts fresh

The City and Borough of Wrangell and the Wrangell Medical Center closed a settlement this month with a company formerly contracted to help finance a new hospital building. After the hospital project stalled in 2012 with more than a million dollars spent on contracts, city and hospital officials are hoping for a fresh start.

Salard’s jury trial set for February

The jury trial of a Wrangell doctor accused of possessing and distributing child pornography has been bumped nearly two months. Doctor Greg Salard’s defense attorney asked for delay until Feb. 23, 2015.

Garnet Grit Betties win home roller derby bout

roller derbyThe Garnet Grit Betties won their roller derby bout in Wrangell Saturday against the Petersburg Ragnarök Rollers. It was the second bout hosted in Wrangell, and there are two more home bouts on the schedule for spring.