Local News

WMC faces financial problems

WMC logoWrangell Medical Center’s auditor and former Chief Financial Officer told the hospital board Wednesday that the medical center has serious financial problems.

Evergreen Ave. improvements delayed to 2016

evergreen aveConstruction on the stretch of road between Wrangell’s ferry terminal and the airport was expected to start next year. Now, it looks like work will be delayed until 2016.

P&Z examines future of Silvernail Work Road

marine service centerWrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission convened Thursday and continued to discuss the future of Silvernail Work Road. Some city officials say the area planned for the road should be vacated.

Assembly discusses new system for hiring local contractors

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThe Wrangell Borough Assembly discussed a policy proposal Tuesday for a system to choose local contractors to work on borough projects. The policy would create a pool of qualified, licensed contractors to be hired for projects that cost less than $25,000.

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.