City Park and Petroglyph Beach are undergoing weekly water quality testing this summer. The Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition is monitoring the water for bacteria that could be harmful to beachgoers.
A new recycling initiative aims to curb illegal dumping of fishing nets in Wrangell, and send the old nets to Slovenia to be melted down for re-use.
Drivers are now required to keep their headlights on at all times on a long stretch of Zimovia Highway. The Alaska Department of Transportation noted in a press release the new rule is intended to increase safety.
Haley Reed is a screenwriting student directing a movie in Wrangell. With shooting wrapped up, she said she hopes to have the movie ready for a premiere this winter.
Wrangell’s new, 300-ton boat lift is the second biggest in Alaska. It hauled a 300-ton tug boat Tuesday after a week of delays.
The Republican primary candidates for Alaska House District 36 were in Wrangell Tuesday for a public question-and-answer session. The full audio recording is posted here.
Chere Klein is one of three candidates in the Republican primary election to represent Wrangell and Ketchikan in the Alaska State House of Representatives. Klein said she would focus on legislation to help boost small businesses in the 36th District.
The fifth annual Bearfest started Wednesday, bringing researchers to Wrangell to discuss the symposium theme, “Bears and People.” At the Anan WIldlife Observatory, a careful relationship is maintained between bears and the people who come to watch them fish.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday awarded a contract to prepare a development plan for Wrangell’s downtown waterfront. Assembly members also voted to approve a new heated shed for the water filtration system at the Marine Service Center.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday unanimously approved a contract to transfer the operation and management of the Tyee Lake electrical power plant to the Southeast Alaska Power Agency.