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Wrangell dancers take Celebration 2014 stage

Wrangell's Old Willow Town Dancers, made of students in the community’s Johnson-O'Malley Program, perform at Celebration 2014. (Screenshot/360North)The Old Willow Town Dancers, with students in the community’s Johnson-O'Malley Program, performed at Celebration 2014 in Juneau.

State turns over Meyers Chuck dock ownership

Meyers Chuck, between Wrangell and Ketchikan, will see a new dock within a few years. (Map by US Beacon)Wrangell officials have agreed to take over the Meyers Chuck dock. The state will provide funds for a replacement.

Wrangell utility rates to increase about 5 percent

city hallBorough Manager Jeff Jabusch says electric rates will go up 5 percent across the board next month. Water, sewer and garbage fees will increase between 4 and 6 percent.

Southeast loses 10 school superintendents

Southeast Alaska has 17 school districts. Ten have or are getting new superintendents. (Courtesy Alaska Association of School Administrators)More than half of Southeast Alaska’s school districts have hired new superintendents this year. Why are so many leaving and what impact will that have?

No free ride for Southeast legislative candidates

Southeast Alaska's House and Senate districts are shown in this 2013 redistricting map. (AK Redistricting Board)All Southeast legislative incumbents face challengers this year. A dozen people put their names in the hat by Monday’s filing deadline.

Wrangell timber sale plan moving forward

A shelter on Wrangell’s waterfront harks back to the days when timber was king. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)The U.S. Forest Service is moving closer to selling old-growth timber stands on roaded areas of Wrangell Island.

Discretionary voting before Sealaska shareholders

4 shareholders proxyballot croppedA measure before Sealaska shareholders could alter the way board elections are held. And that could bring leadership changes.

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.

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.

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.