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WMC looks for solution to slow cash flow

Wrangell Medical Center board members heard Wednesday that the hospital’s cash flow is slowing down. But Wrangell Medical Center is in far better financial shape than it was at this time last year.

City Park gets a new log carving

city parkOn the beach at City Park, a large log with “Wrangell” carved into it has become a favorite spot for family photos. And the chainsaw carver who made that sign returned to Wrangell this week, and carved “Alaska” into a smaller log to go along with it.

Lower state test scores reflect more rigorous standards

amp logoWrangell parents recently received their children’s test scores from a new state assessment called the Alaska Measures of Progress.

P&Z continues initial review of transferred lands

map of land transferWrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission met Thursday and came close to finishing its initial review of 9,000 acres of entitlement lands.

Petersburg-Wrangell priest dies after heart attack

weiseA Catholic priest who served parishes in Wrangell and Petersburg died Sunday night, 10 days after suffering a heart attack.

TAC ends series of meetings with review of forest plan proposal

tongassThe Tongass Advisory Committee ended a 16-month series of meetings Thursday, formally completing its effort to advise the Tongass National Forest in a transition from old to young growth logging.

Middle Ridge reopens after repairs

middle ridgeA popular U.S. Forest Service cabin near Wrangell reopened Friday after damage due to vandalism forced its closure.

Port Commission receives completed Mariner’s Memorial design

A sketch of the memorial walls planned for the Mariner's Memorial.Wrangell Port Commissioners were pleased to receive a completed design for the Mariner’s Memorial Thursday after more than three years of work.

Borough Assembly offers contract for mill site assessment

millThe Wrangell Borough Assembly is moving forward with evaluating options for marine industrial development at the former mill site six miles south of town.

Mount Polley Mine to discharge wastewater

A mined-out pit used to store wastewater and milling leftovers at British Columbia's Mount Polley Mine is expected to fill up in  April. The B.C. government just issued a permit allowing treated pit water to be discharged into a nearby lake.  (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorsk/Williams Lake Tribune)British Columbia's Mount Polley Mine, which became a poster child for environmental disasters, will soon begin discharging wastewater.