Southeast state Rep. Sam Kito III is worried about the impacts of shrinking state budgets on schools, police and basic services.
The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to approve The Bay Company’s request to purchase city-owned land adjacent to its property. The commission’s vote serves as a recommendation to the Borough Assembly, which will make the final decision.
The Alaska Board of Game will meet in Juneau starting Friday to consider proposed changes to Department of Fish and Game regulations for the Southeast region. The Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee has a few proposals that the Board of Game will decide on in the next week.
The Wrangell Port Commission Tuesday continued discussing a possible rate increase for work space in the Marine Service Center. The increased rates could help hire an additional boat lift operator and increase efficiency in the boat yard.
Part of Southeast Alaska faces weather-related transportation delays. Juneau and Haines lost a ferry sailing for the second time in three days. Skagway also lost one sailing.
The U.S. Forest Service is taking public comments on a proposal to build a floating dock at the Anan Wildlife Observatory, with the goal of improving safety for visitors.
In 2014, Wrangell saw the addition of a 300-ton boat lift, the arrest of a doctor, and the election of a new state representative.
Wrangell Medical Center’s auditor and former Chief Financial Officer told the hospital board Wednesday that the medical center has serious financial problems.
Construction 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.
Wrangell’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.