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School starts for Wrangell district

High school civics class Skypes with David WalkerMonday was the first day of school for Wrangell Public Schools. New teachers, administrators and standardized tests are all making a debut this year.

WMC, AICS collaborate to improve response time for critical behavioral health issues

Wrangell Medical Center and Alaska Island Community Services this month announced a collaboration to improve staff response time when a patient may be a danger to themselves or the community. The two organizations teamed up to prevent delays in dealing with behavioral health issues.

Klein is likely HD36 Republican nominee, Wrangell’s votes align with state’s

chere kleinWith all precincts reporting, it appears Chere Klein won the Republican nomination for State House District 36.

Primary election 2014 unofficial results

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Wrangell residents learn how seawater can heat buildings

Andy Baker of YourCleanEnergy LLC was in Wrangell Monday to introduce a cleaner, cheaper heating source. Seawater-based heat pumps use a small amount of electricity to lift heat out of the ocean.

National Park Service helps parks & rec design new trails

trail design workshopTrail planning consultants came to Wrangell this month to help Parks and Recreation staff move forward with the community’s Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Plan. The group flagged trail corridors that would extend and connect existing trails.

Wrangell beaches tested for water quality

Petroglyph Beach in Wrangell. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)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.

New recycling program tackles illegal dumping of fishing nets

Nets have been brought to the new recycling bin at the Wrangell landfill. (Trevor Kellar/WCA)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.

Headlights required on Zimovia Highway at all times

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.

Film student directs movie in Wrangell

Student/director Haley Reed (right) checks the framing of a shot while working on her film, "Vigil," Thursday, July 31, 2014.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.