Wrangell borough officials released their draft budget Tuesday for the upcoming fiscal year 2016. Although major budget cuts are being made at the state level, Wrangell residents will not see significant changes in municipal services.
The Wrangell Public School Board approved its budget for Fiscal Year 2016 Monday and narrowly avoided eliminating the district’s school lunch program.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly decided last week to move forward with the Stikine Inn's request to purchase tidelands as part of a plan to expand its lodging space and provide retail space for artists.
State budget-writers have reversed one of cuts made to the Alaska Marine Highway. But officials say it's too early to say how much service will be restored.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday approved changes to local firearm laws and made them less restrictive.
The Wrangell School District brought its elementary school up to a one-to-one student-to-computer ratio last month by giving each student an iPad to use in class. Wrangell second-graders got to start using their new iPads by creating multimedia books about weather.
Wrangell school officials were caught off guard recently when the Alaska Senate Finance Committee proposed an additional cut to education funding. The budget amendment would cut $47.5 million from public schools statewide.