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Wrangell Medical Center board approves budget

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The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors Wednesday approved its budget for the new fiscal year. WMC CEO Marla Sanger also updated the board on plans for the new hospital. more

Wrangell’s new carving facility nearing completion

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Wrangell’s new carving facility is approaching completion, and the Wrangell Cooperative Association is hoping to have a dedication event this winter. more

Borough assembly awards bids for paving, park benches

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The Wrangell Borough Assembly awarded bids Friday for paving the Marine Service Center and for new benches on Front Street. more

TBPC fires general manager

The Thomas Bay Power Commission voted Wednesday to fire the general manager of the Thomas Bay Power Authority. The unanimous decision comes after TBPA General Manager Michael Nicholls missed TBPC meetings in June and failed to turn over documents requested by the commission. more

Patrick Mayer takes over as superintendent for Wrangell schools

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Patrick Mayer replaced Rich Rhodes as superintendent of the Wrangell school district. Mayer was previously a high school principal in Delta Junction. more

Looking back at Wrangell’s July Fourth celebration

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Wrangell hosted a week of festivities and contests for its July Fourth celebration. The queen candidates raised more than $100,000, and Erica Smith was crowned as the Queen. more

Nolan Center celebrates 10th anniversary

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The James & Elsie Nolan Center celebrated its 10th anniversary Tuesday with treats, live music and free museum admission. more

Chamber adds Red, White and Blue Fair to July Fourth festivities

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The Red, White & Blue Fair will give Wrangell artists their first chance to compete in a local fair, with categories that range from winemaking to woodworking. The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce organized the fair as a new part of the July Fourth festivities. more

SEAPA moves forward with transfer of Tyee hydroelectric facility

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The Southeast Alaska Power Agency is moving forward with plans to take over the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility. SEAPA board chairman Bob Sivertsen said the board Thursday resolved to terminate its contract with TBPA, leaving a year for negotiations. more

Borough assembly raises Wrangell electric rates

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The Wrangell borough assembly voted Tuesday night to raise electric rates 7 percent starting July 1. The assembly approved the increase in a 5-1 vote. more