Fuel vents closed, spill contained from sunken tug

Sheen and containment boom above the sunken Silver Bay II - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the US Coast Guard are still monitoring the site where a tug boat sank and leaked diesel fuel near Wrangell. At this time, there is no known contamination of beaches or shorelines. more

Transportation a priority for Rep. Peggy Wilson

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The second session of the 28th Alaska Legislature opened on Tuesday. Peggy Wilson represents House District 33, comprising Wrangell, Ketchikan and northern Prince of Wales. She says this legislative session, transportation is one of her top priorities. more

Coast Guard, ADEC respond to sunken tug

Sheen and containment boom above the sunken Silver Bay II - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

The 60-foot towing vessel Silver Bay II sank in approximately 120 feet of water about five miles south of the city of Wrangell late Tuesday afternoon. The vessel had been moored at the former Silver Bay Logging facility for the last five years. more

Flu vaccine waiver available through March

The flu is hitting Alaska hard this winter. Public Health Centers across the state are offering a waiver to cover the cost of this year’s flu vaccine. more

Delta Western merges with Anchorage distributor

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Delta Western Incorporated is one of the petroleum, fuel, and oil distributors in the Wrangell area. As of January 1st, 2014, it merged with Inlet Petroleum Company, a distributor based in Anchorage. more

Rayme’s Bar goes smoke-free

Rayme’s Bar is one of three year-round open bars in Wrangell. And Rayme’s decided to go smoke-free on New Year’s Day of this year. more

Video technology brings Anchorage exhibit to Wrangell library

This week, you can travel to the Anchorage museum without going further than the Wrangell public library. The presentation on the Dena’ina Way of Living is scheduled for Wednesday, January 8th, at 7pm in the Irene Ingle Public Library. more

2013: Shakes, quakes, and hydro lakes!


2013 was an exciting year for Wrangell. We’ll take a look back at some of the highlights of this year’s news. more

Forest Service to close cabins on Tongass

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The Forest Service operates and maintains 152 cabins on the Tongass National Forest. It’s now proposing closing of nine of them. One cabin is in the Wrangell area. And it’s not quite like the other eight. more

Wrangell absent from Parnell’s proposed budget

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Governor Parnell’s proposed capital budget for the 2015 Fiscal Year is out. And it’s not looking as good for Wrangell this year as it has in the past. more