Tag Archives: Wrangell

Wrangell utility rates to increase about 5 percent

city hallBorough Manager Jeff Jabusch says electric rates will go up 5 percent across the board next month. Water, sewer and garbage fees will increase between 4 and 6 percent.

Southeast loses 10 school superintendents

Southeast Alaska has 17 school districts. Ten have or are getting new superintendents. (Courtesy Alaska Association of School Administrators)More than half of Southeast Alaska’s school districts have hired new superintendents this year. Why are so many leaving and what impact will that have?

Wrangell timber sale plan moving forward

A shelter on Wrangell’s waterfront harks back to the days when timber was king. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)The U.S. Forest Service is moving closer to selling old-growth timber stands on roaded areas of Wrangell Island.

Will Meyers Chuck get a new dock?

Meyers Church's dock, upper right, could be rebuilt if Wrangell takes over ownership. (Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority photo)A dock and float-plane site between Wrangell and Ketchikan could be on track to be rebuilt. The Meyers Chuck dock is on the Cleveland Peninsula off Clarence Strait.

Assembly takes up attorney access, tidelands lease

city hallWho should be allowed to contact Wrangell’s municipal attorney? That’s one of the questions before the borough assembly at its meeting this week.

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.

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.

Trust land timber cut raises questions

An Alaska Mental Health Trust investigator is headed to Wrangell to look into what some claim is improper logging on its land.

Wilson: Endow road, ferry, airport, harbor projects

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 Representative Peggy Wilson will try to change the way transportation projects are funded this session. The Wrangell Republican also wants to come up with a system to improve rural hospitals.

Waves and wind almost sink troller west of Wrangell

A troller with two people on board almost sank about 30 miles west of Wrangell Wednesday night.