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Wrangell’s new boat lift tests upper limit

A boat lift hauls a 300-ton tug boat at the Wrangell Marine Service Center Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)Wrangell’s new, 300-ton boat lift is the second biggest in Alaska. It hauled a 300-ton tug boat Tuesday after a week of delays.

House Republican primary candidates take questions from Wrangell residents

Patti Mackey, Agnes Moran and Chere Klein answer questions at City Hall in Wrangell Tuesday, July 29, 2014.The Republican primary candidates for Alaska House District 36 were in Wrangell Tuesday for a public question-and-answer session. The full audio recording is posted here.

Habituation allows bears and people to coexist at Anan Creek

bearThe fifth annual Bearfest started Wednesday, bringing researchers to Wrangell to discuss the symposium theme, “Bears and People.” At the Anan WIldlife Observatory, a careful relationship is maintained between bears and the people who come to watch them fish.

Assembly awards contract for downtown waterfront development plan

Wrangell's Assembly holds a budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. (File Photo)The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday awarded a contract to prepare a development plan for Wrangell’s downtown waterfront. Assembly members also voted to approve a new heated shed for the water filtration system at the Marine Service Center.

Wrangell assembly approves Tyee transfer agreement

The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday unanimously approved a contract to transfer the operation and management of the Tyee Lake electrical power plant to the Southeast Alaska Power Agency.

Wrangell’s new carving facility nearing completion

carving shed wrangellWrangell’s new carving facility is approaching completion, and the Wrangell Cooperative Association is hoping to have a dedication event this winter.

Borough assembly awards bids for paving, park benches

city hallThe Wrangell Borough Assembly awarded bids Friday for paving the Marine Service Center and for new benches on Front Street.

Chamber adds Red, White and Blue Fair to July Fourth festivities

fair exhibitThe Red, White & Blue Fair will give Wrangell artists their first chance to compete in a local fair, with categories that range from winemaking to woodworking. The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce organized the fair as a new part of the July Fourth festivities.

SEAPA moves forward with transfer of Tyee hydroelectric facility

seapa board meetingThe Southeast Alaska Power Agency is moving forward with plans to take over the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility. SEAPA board chairman Bob Sivertsen said the board Thursday resolved to terminate its contract with TBPA, leaving a year for negotiations.

Medicare enacts limits on Wrangell physical therapy visits

Web Tile 3Medicare has extended a limit on physical therapy coverage to the Wrangell Medical Center. Starting in 2014, Medicare will cover physical therapy for Wrangell residents up to $1,920 each year.