A new independent ferry connecting Wrangell, Petersburg and Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island started up Friday and transported its first passengers between the communities. But the launch of passenger service revealed some logistical problems.
The biggest cruise ship to dock in Wrangell this year marked the winding-down of the busy tourism season when it made its last stop of the summer Tuesday at City Dock.
British Columbia’s mines minister says he’s open to involving Canada in resolving transboundary mine conflicts. That’s a change from earlier statements.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to make 2015 a transitional year for the new property tax due date. This year, the first half of property tax payments will be due Sept. 15, and the second half is due by Dec. 15.
Shellfish testing revealed clams and cockles on some Wrangell beaches do not contain abnormal amounts of heavy metals or other contaminants, according to a study released by the Wrangell Cooperative Association earlier this month.
The U.S. Forest Service announced a timber sale last week that makes 13.1 million board feet of timber available on the Tongass National Forest 22 miles south of Wrangell.
The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors hired Robert Rang of Kodiak on Thursday as the new hospital CEO.
The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors hosted a community meet-and-greet Wednesday with three finalists for the hospital CEO position.
In an effort to increase safety at a popular bear observatory near Wrangell, the U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with plans to build a dock at the site for planes and boats to drop off tourists. But Wrangell-based tour guides say the costly dock will essentially be useless and could create more hazards than it prevents.
Wrangell pool and gym users will see changes to Parks and Recreation fees take effect in September.