Budget cuts could leave Wrangell without a public health nurse. The previous staffer left in March and has not been replaced. Ketchikan based Public Health Nurse Manager Susan Bergmann is filling in for a few days. But she says the state isn’t looking for someone to hire.
A group of artists is traveling through Alaska with the Sitka-based Island Institute to explore how people are navigating climate change in Alaska. The Tidelines Ferry Tour arrived in Wrangell on Monday and started a discussion with residents about changes they’ve seen in the natural world.
Federal funding for recreation programs on the Tongass National Forest has been declining in recent years, and in Wrangell, it has led to reduced Forest Service staff and the loss of some services. Earlier this month, the Wrangell Ranger District held a public meeting to discuss ideas for keeping cabins, trails and campsites maintained in the face of budget cuts.
The Wrangell Public School Board voted Monday to offer a contract to a new secondary school principal.