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.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly passed a resolution Tuesday to oppose a royalty tax on Alaska’s seafood industry.
Damen Bell-Holter, a professional basketball player from Southeast Alaska, is bringing a four-day youth basketball camp to Wrangell this summer.
Alaska shellfish farmers hope a new state mariculture initiative will help boost their businesses. But they warn it’s not an easy industry to expand.
The Wrangell Medical Center board was updated on a patient survey, the new hospital project and efforts to hire more health care providers.
The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission started a discussion last week about commercial marijuana in the context of local zoning codes.
Wrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission and Economic Development Committee held a joint meeting Thursday to discuss potential uses for the borough’s remote entitlement lands.
The Wrangell Port Commission continued its discussion of harbor rates at a workshop Monday, but it still has a long way to go before making a final decision.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly approved a plan Tuesday for the electrical department to fix its power distribution system over the next six years without raising electric rates.