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Rainforest Islands Ferry to Relaunch

ferryThe Rainforest Islands Ferry is in operation again but users in Wrangell and Petersburg will need to call and reserve in advance to ensure pick up in those communities.

Weather played a role in Admiralty plane crash

Rescuers work at the site of a crashed small plane on Admiralty Island on Friday. (Photo courtesy Sitka Mountain Rescue)Weather may have been a factor in the April 8 plane crash on Admiralty Island, which killed the pilot and two passengers and badly injured another person on board.

Forest Service, Wrangell residents looking for ways to maintain rec sites

cabinFederal funding for recreation programs on the Tongass National Forest has been declining in recent years, and in Wrangell, it has led to reduced Forest Service staff and the loss of some services. Earlier this month, the Wrangell Ranger District held a public meeting to discuss ideas for keeping cabins, trails and campsites maintained in the face of budget cuts.

At fiscal future presentation, Wrangell residents try to balance state budget

budgetA representative from the Alaska Department of Administration told a few dozen Wrangell residents Wednesday that budget cuts will not be enough to close the state’s $3 billion budget gap.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of October 13, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Food truck brings new organic cuisine, old iconic sunglasses to Wrangell

Jill Privett at The Pit Stop. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)The Pit Stop opened in Wrangell this summer, and it is the first time in over a decade that the community has a food truck.

Dock planned for bear observatory raises concerns

bearIn an effort to increase safety at a popular bear observatory near Wrangell, the U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with plans to build a dock at the site for planes and boats to drop off tourists. But Wrangell-based tour guides say the costly dock will essentially be useless and could create more hazards than it prevents.

Assembly wants alternative to hospital’s request for line of credit

The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday rejected Wrangell Medical Center’s request to seek a line of credit from a bank or financial institution. Instead, the borough plans to set $500,000 aside for the hospital to access quickly in case it runs out of cash.

Assembly to ease into new property tax due date

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKAfter changing the borough’s property tax due date earlier this year, the Wrangell Borough Assembly is trying to give property owners one year to adjust to the change.

Wrangell ANS prepares to host 100th anniversary celebration

The Alaska Native Sisterhood was formed 100 years ago in Wrangell, and the community will welcome a few hundred visitors this fall for the ANS centennial celebration.