The University of Alaska Southeast will have a full-time presence in Wrangell starting this spring. UAS will base a tech prep regional coordinator in the Wrangell Public School District, and officials hope the new arrangement will expand opportunities for students and adults.
Business, government and other regional leaders will meet in Juneau March 17-18 for the Southeast Conference’s Mid-Session Summit.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly gave first-round approval Tuesday to an ordinance banning the public consumption of marijuana. But assembly members disagreed on the timing and language of the measure.
The jury trial of Wrangell doctor Greg Salard, accused of possessing and distributing child pornography, has been delayed another three months. Assistant Federal Defender Cara McNamara requested more time to prepare her defense.
The federal Bureau of Land Management will sign paperwork Friday turning over 70,000 acres of Tongass National Forest to Sealaska Corp.
Wrangell’s new carving facility hosted its first Alaska Native craft class last weekend, and about 20 residents signed up to learn the basics of sewing otter skins.
After several public meetings and community votes, a team of designers presented a nearly complete Waterfront Master Plan Wednesday for the space between Wrangell's City Dock and the Marine Service Center.
Wrangell could lose its only Alaska Wildlife Trooper to state budget cuts. The Department of Public Safety is not planning to fill the vacancy left in January by Alaska Wildlife Trooper Scott Bjork.
A citizens’ panel continues wrestling with the future of Southeast Alaska’s national forest. The Tongass Advisory Committee resumes meeting Tuesday in Juneau.