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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.

Byron Mallott: ‘It’s a good time for leadership to change to some degree’

Byron Mallott, right, mingles with visitors at the open house of his campaign headquarters in Juneau. Mallott will leave Sealaska’s board of directors next month to concentrate of his race for governor. (Lisa Phu/KTOO)Democrat Bryon Mallott will leave Sealaska’s board of directors next month to spend more time campaigning for governor. The move shakes up an already contentious board election.

Peggy Wilson ending long legislative career

Wrangell Rep. Peggy Wilson poses at her Capitol office at the start of this year's legislative session. Her district includes Ketchikan and parts of Prince of Wales Island. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska.Southeast Alaska's longest-serving lawmaker is retiring. Peggy Wilson says she will not seek re-election to her Wrangell-based House district.

St. Frances fixes Wrangell’s feral cat problem

Dolores Klinke feeds cats in her garage at St. Frances Animal Rescue - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKTen years ago, Wrangell was crawling with feral cats. They roamed the streets, getting into trash and nesting in condemned buildings. Now, it’s hard to even find a cat downtown because of the hard work of one lady.

Assembly discusses negotiating power for Tyee

The regular meeting of the borough assembly was Tuesday, April 22. The assembly discussed the role of Thomas Bay in the transfer of the Tyee Lake project.

Assembly tackles animal control issues

The regular meeting of the borough assembly was Tuesday, April 22. It discussed animal control issues in Wrangell.

Assembly to discuss “cease and desist” letter to SEAPA

The regular meeting of the borough assembly is Tuesday, April 22, at 7pm. The assembly will discuss a letter sent by Thomas Bay Power Commission President James Stough to the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, or SEAPA.

WMC board plans for new hospital facilities

The regular meeting of the Wrangell Medical Center board was Wednesday, April 16th. It discussed hospital renovations, program updates, and worker’s compensation claims.

Patrick Mayer named new school superintendent

The Wrangell school board held a special meeting Wednesday, April 16 to discuss a potential hire. The board approved offering a contract to Patrick Mayer for the position of superintendent of schools for the 2014 – 2015 school year.

Hospital renovations don’t preclude new facility

Like many hospitals in Southeast Alaska, Wrangell Medical Center is starting to look its age. A brand new hospital is still the long-term plan, but for now, the building is getting a much-needed makeover.