The fifth annual Bearfest started Wednesday, bringing researchers to Wrangell to discuss the symposium theme, “Bears and People.” At the Anan WIldlife Observatory, a careful relationship is maintained between bears and the people who come to watch them fish.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday unanimously approved a contract to transfer the operation and management of the Tyee Lake electrical power plant to the Southeast Alaska Power Agency.
Wrangell’s new carving facility is approaching completion, and the Wrangell Cooperative Association is hoping to have a dedication event this winter.
The Thomas Bay Power Commission voted Wednesday to fire the general manager of the Thomas Bay Power Authority. The unanimous decision comes after TBPA General Manager Michael Nicholls missed TBPC meetings in June and failed to turn over documents requested by the commission.
The Southeast Alaska Power Agency is moving forward with plans to take over the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility. SEAPA board chairman Bob Sivertsen said the board Thursday resolved to terminate its contract with TBPA, leaving a year for negotiations.
James Stough has resigned as president of the Thomas Bay Power Commission and given up his seat on the Wrangell Borough Assembly. The resignation came after Stough missed two TBPC meetings earlier this month.
The Salty Dog Rally was expected to bring 40 yachts and a lot of business to Wrangell this week. The rally was canceled after the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce and local businesses put time, effort and money into planning for the influx of tourists.
The Old Willow Town Dancers, with students in the community’s Johnson-O'Malley Program, performed at Celebration 2014 in Juneau.
Wrangell officials have agreed to take over the Meyers Chuck dock. The state will provide funds for a replacement.
Borough 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.