The Wrangell School District brought its elementary school up to a one-to-one student-to-computer ratio last month by giving each student an iPad to use in class. Wrangell second-graders got to start using their new iPads by creating multimedia books about weather.
Wrangell school officials were caught off guard recently when the Alaska Senate Finance Committee proposed an additional cut to education funding. The budget amendment would cut $47.5 million from public schools statewide.
The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday approved changes to Silvernail Work Road, the road that goes through the Marine Service Center.
Federal child porn charges against former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard have led the state of Louisiana to revisit an old sexual assault investigation and charge him with aggravated rape.
A former Wrangell doctor awaiting trial on child pornography charges is also wanted in Louisiana to face sexual assault charges. Greg Salard appeared in Juneau court Tuesday on a felony charge of a fugitive from justice.
Wrangell Medical Center held open meetings Thursday to start a second attempt at building a new community hospital after the first attempt stalled in 2012.
The Wrangell Port Commission Thursday approved new moorage rates for Meyers Chuck and a new storage reservation fee for the Marine Service Center. The new fees still need to be approved by the borough assembly.
Wrangell’s Health Fair is coming up Saturday at the Nolan Center, and its format has changed since last year.
The Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition has a plan in the works to keep wetland mitigation funds closer to home, and the group is asking Southeast communities to submit ideas for wetland and stream improvements.
The Wrangell School Board met with the Wrangell Borough Assembly last week to discuss the school district’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year and the potential shortfall it is facing from a loss of state and federal funding.