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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.

Vandalism forces closure of Middle Ridge cabin

middle ridgeA popular Forest Service cabin near Wrangell is closed for at least two weeks because of vandalism.

Wrangell schools try new lunch program

school lunchIn response to budget cuts at the state level, the Wrangell Public School District left the National School Lunch Program earlier this year and replaced it with a cheaper, simpler “supplemental” food program.

Wrangell birders seek volunteers for Christmas Bird Count

A bald eagle in Wrangell. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)Wrangell residents will have the opportunity next month to participate in the country’s longest-running citizen science bird project.

How do you run the ferry system with less money?

The fast ferry Chenega is up on blocks for repairs and maintenance at the Ketchikan Shipyard Feb. 21, 2014. The Alaska Marine Highway, roads, airports and other transportation projects could get a funding boost under Legislation moving in the state House. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The Alaska Marine Highway System wants more input into in its long-term planning. It's announced what it’s calling community engagement meetings in six port cities over the next month.

USFS updates Wrangell Island Timber Sale proposal

timber mapThe U.S. Forest Service recently announced it is changing its proposal for a timber sale on Wrangell Island. The Forest Service is proposing a harvest of about 5,300 acres for 73 million board feet of mostly old growth timber.

Wrangell boater found dead

Kenneth Trammel left on the Thalassa Nov. 5.A missing Wrangell boater was found dead Wednesday afternoon, according to a dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers.

School board responds to communication concerns

The Wrangell Public School Board announced Monday it is taking steps to respond to the concerns of teachers and parents regarding communication issues. The school board is starting a monthly “coffee with the school board” event.