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In contested school board race, Mollen runs for re-election

aleisha mollenAleisha Mollen, Tammy Groshong and Rolland Howell are running for school board. Three candidates running for two seats make this school board election one of the few contested races in this year’s local elections.

DEC to spend $4 million on Wrangell junkyard cleanup

junkyardThe Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week it will spend about $4 million to clean up a former Wrangell junkyard site with high levels of lead contamination.

Borough assembly to assess development options at Institute, mill properties

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The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to move forward with evaluating development options at the former Wrangell Institute property and the former mill site.

The City and Borough of Wrangell is looking to develop a residential subdivision on the Institute … more

WMC board candidates talk hospital issues

voteThere are two open seats on the Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors for the Oct. 6 City and Borough of Wrangell regular elections. Woody Wilson and Maxlyn Wiederspohn are each running for a four-year term on the hospital board.

Wrangell Assembly supports roadless rule exemption for Tongass

tongassWrangell Borough Assembly members voted unanimously to adopt a resolution asking Gov. Bill Walker to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the roadless rule and reverse it for the Tongass National Forest.

Food truck brings new organic cuisine, old iconic sunglasses to Wrangell

Jill Privett at The Pit Stop. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)The Pit Stop opened in Wrangell this summer, and it is the first time in over a decade that the community has a food truck.

Wrangell officials reach out to Shell Oil

shellWrangell officials contacted Shell Oil Company last week in hopes that the corporation might consider moving some of their Arctic vessel moorage operations to Wrangell.

Native groups plan to monitor water quality of transboundary rivers

stikine riverThe Bureau of Indian Affairs is partnering with the Tlingit-Haida Central Council to gather baseline water quality data from three Southeast Alaska rivers that could be affected by British Columbia mine development.

Ballot set for Wrangell’s local election

voteThe candidate filing period closed Monday for Wrangell’s local election. There are only two contested seats this year, and they are both on the Wrangell Public School Board.

California man found dead on boat in Wrangell

A California man was found dead Tuesday morning on a fishing vessel in Wrangell. Wrangell Police Chief Doug McCloskey said police were notified around 6 a.m. and recovered the body from Wrangell’s downtown harbor.