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Wrangell’s new boat lift is up and running

Both Wrangell boat lifts are in operation. The new one is in the back. (Delton Claggett/KSTK)

Wrangell’s new boat lift hauled its first vessel out of the water over the weekend. more

Discretionary voting before Sealaska shareholders

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A measure before Sealaska shareholders could alter the way board elections are held. And that could bring leadership changes. more

Will Meyers Chuck get a new dock?

Meyers Church's dock, upper right, could be rebuilt if Wrangell takes over ownership. (Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority photo)

A dock and float-plane site between Wrangell and Ketchikan could be on track to be rebuilt. The Meyers Chuck dock is on the Cleveland Peninsula off Clarence Strait. more

Assembly takes up attorney access, tidelands lease

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Who should be allowed to contact Wrangell’s municipal attorney? That’s one of the questions before the borough assembly at its meeting this week. more

Salmon derbies set for Wrangell, other SE cities

Jan Herron displays the 41.2-pound fish that won Wrangell's 2008 derby (KSTK)

Anglers are getting their gear ready for Southeast’s many salmon derbies. Wrangell, Juneau, Ketchikan, Craig-Klawock, Petersburg and Sitka are among contest locations. more

Mariner’s Memorial takes another step

This is the draft design for the Heritage Harbor Mariner's Memorial. (Corvus Design)

Wrangell officials have OK’d updated plans for a Mariner’s Memorial at the community’s Heritage Harbor. more

Byron Mallott: ‘It’s a good time for leadership to change to some degree’

Byron Mallott, right, mingles with visitors at the open house of his campaign headquarters in Juneau. Mallott will leave Sealaska’s board of directors next month to concentrate of his race for governor. (Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Democrat Bryon Mallott will leave Sealaska’s board of directors next month to spend more time campaigning for governor. The move shakes up an already contentious board election. more

Peggy Wilson ending long legislative career

Wrangell Rep. Peggy Wilson poses at her Capitol office at the start of this year's legislative session. Her district includes Ketchikan and parts of Prince of Wales Island. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska.

Southeast Alaska’s longest-serving lawmaker is retiring. Peggy Wilson says she will not seek re-election to her Wrangell-based House district. more

St. Frances fixes Wrangell’s feral cat problem

Dolores Klinke feeds cats in her garage at St. Frances Animal Rescue - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Ten years ago, Wrangell was crawling with feral cats. They roamed the streets, getting into trash and nesting in condemned buildings. Now, it’s hard to even find a cat downtown because of the hard work of one lady. more

Assembly discusses negotiating power for Tyee

The regular meeting of the borough assembly was Tuesday, April 22. The assembly discussed the role of Thomas Bay in the transfer of the Tyee Lake project. more