Alaskan communities can be very tight-knit. And suicide rates in Alaskan communities are some of the highest in the country. Last weekend, the One People Canoe Society held a two-day paddle-making workshop in Wrangell to bring communities together to both learn a traditional art and talk about a contemporary problem.
The school board and hiring committee opened the position to applications earlier this year. They’ve narrowed down the candidates to two finalists. They are Patrick Mayer and Jay Thomas.
The school board unanimously approved offering Deidre Jensen, of Thorne Bay, a contract for elementary principal for the 2014-2015 school year.
On Friday, the Totem Bar joins the Wrangell Elks Lodge and Rayme’s Bar as a non-smoking establishment. That leaves the Marine Bar as the last bar in town that plans to allow smoking inside.
The Wrangell vet, Dr. "Judge" Conniff, confirms that there are cases of canine parvovirus in Wrangell. Judge says two dogs with canine parvovirus were brought into his office Thursday.
The Wrangell Cooperative Association has seen a lot of change in its board and officers this week. Christie Jamieson is the new president of the Wrangell Cooperative Association or WCA board.