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As Southeast elk hunt closes, harvest slightly below average

Roosevelt Elk (courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish & Game)

Roosevelt Elk (courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish & Game)

 

Elk hunting in Southeast comes to a close Wednesday and at five animals harvested, 2016 might be slightly under the five year average of seven. There is a window … more

Charges pending in recent Wrangell boat break-ins

Sunshine at Heritage Harbor
Photo by Andrea Laughlin

Wrangell Police say charges are pending for recent boat break-ins in Heritage Harbor. Two suspects are awaiting charges, but police would not identify them.

Five boats were reported broken into on Nov.20. Only three are thought to have had items … more

Trump, Congress and Southeast timber, what are the possibilities?

The Tongass National Forest makes up most of Southeast Alaska (Courtesy U.S. Forest Service)

Could President-elect Donald Trump and the incoming Republican-led Congress change logging plans in Southeast Alaska? Changes to the Tongass forest plan amendment, a contentious Forest Service regulation, are possible.

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The Tongass Land Management Plan amendment is on its way … more

Wrangell School Board has uncomfortable conversation about sex-ed

Elementary school

Wrangell’s School Board discussed sex education during a contentious meeting Monday. The board hosted a presentation on its curriculum for middle and high school students to a packed house and several parents disagreed on this year’s approach.

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Several Wrangell boats broken into over weekend

Sunshine at Heritage Harbor
Photo by Andrea Laughlin

Several boats in Wrangell were broken into over the weekend. The Wrangell Police Department was notified of the break-ins early Saturday morning.

Five boats were entered in Heritage Harbor. Only three are thought to have had items taken. WPD said … more

UFA hones in on salmon habitat issues

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United Fishermen of Alaska is beginning to get an idea of what its new Salmon Habitat Information Program – or SHIP – will look like. The program is aimed at engaging commercial fisherman around the state in salmon habitat issues.… more

Audubon Society bird count continues in Wrangell for twenty-third year

Delta-area bird-count coordinator Steve DuBois photographed this Eurasian collared dove in the Delta Junction area in September. (Credit Steve DuBois)

The Alaska Audubon Society is gearing up for its seventy-sixth annual Christmas BirdCount. Several communities will hold counts around the state between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. Volunteers travel set routes within a 15-mile radius around participating communities counting each … more

Assembly discusses pot taxes and assemblyman Prysunka resigns

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The Wrangell Assembly discussed a possible excise tax on marijuana sales during its meeting Tuesday. Several members spoke in favor of the idea. Assembly member Mark Mitchell said he would like to see something similar to the current 10 percent … more

Wrangell votes Republican across the board in unofficial results

Voters

As the doors close, 812 votes were cast in Wrangell today. In the unofficial results, Republicans won across the board by wide margins.

In the presidential race, Republican nominee Donald Trump over doubled votes in favor of Democratic nominee Hilary … more

Steady stream of Wrangell voters at polls since morning

Voters

The polls opened at 7 a.m. this morning in Wrangell, and it’s been a steady flow of voters ever since. Sarah Merrit, Wrangell’s election chair, said this election seems busier than most with 160 votes being cast before 10 a.m. … more