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AICS opens new dental clinic

IMG_4123Alaska Island Community Services held the grand opening of its new dental clinic Thursday on the corner of Front Street and McKinnon Street in Wrangell.

Southeast summit looks at food security, development

Business, government and other regional leaders will meet in Juneau March 17-18 for the Southeast Conference’s Mid-Session Summit.

Wrangell assembly gives first-round approval for pot ordinance

marijuanaThe Wrangell Borough Assembly gave first-round approval Tuesday to an ordinance banning the public consumption of marijuana. But assembly members disagreed on the timing and language of the measure.

Rep. Ortiz responds to Wrangell’s budget concerns

dan ortizHouse District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz held his first teleconference Friday with Wrangell constituents. Ortiz said the big issue for the legislature has been trying to close the state’s $3.5 billion deficit.

Wrangell Wolves headed to state basketball tournament

wrangell wolves basketballThe Wrangell Wolves are headed to the state basketball tournament after winning two of three games at the Southeast Region V 2A tournament in Ketchikan last weekend.

Ferry, education cuts featured in Wrangell’s finance committee testimony

The ferry Aurora docks in Gustavus in 2010. Rough weather kept the ship from sailing its Lynn Canal routes twice this week. (Photo courtesy Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities)Five Wrangell residents testified Wednesday at a House Finance Committee hearing on the state’s proposed operating budget. Several speakers expressed concerns about proposed cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System and to educational programs.

Salard trial delayed until May

Salard102814bThe jury trial of Wrangell doctor Greg Salard, accused of possessing and distributing child pornography, has been delayed another three months. Assistant Federal Defender Cara McNamara requested more time to prepare her defense.

Feds turning Tongass acreage over to Sealaska

sealaska plaza, 12-09The federal Bureau of Land Management will sign paperwork Friday turning over 70,000 acres of Tongass National Forest to Sealaska Corp.

Otter hide sewing is first class held in Wrangell’s carving facility

sewing otter skinWrangell’s new carving facility hosted its first Alaska Native craft class last weekend, and about 20 residents signed up to learn the basics of sewing otter skins.

Wrangell officials discuss local impact of state budget cuts

As state officials decide where to make cuts in the face of a major budget deficit, Wrangell officials are trying to figure out how to cope with what is sure to be a huge drop in state funding. Wrangell Borough Assembly members discussed the looming budget cuts Tuesday at their regular meeting.