Tag Archives: Wrangell

Wrangell will finish rules before allowing pot biz

marijuanaWrangell won’t approve its first commercial pot operation until it has a better handle on where such businesses will be allowed.

Update: NTSB recovers wreckage from crash that killed three

Rescuers work at the site of a crashed small plane on Admiralty Island on Friday. (Photo courtesy Sitka Mountain Rescue)National Transportation Safety Board investigators have begun the work of determining why a Wrangell plane crashed Friday morning on Admiralty Island.

Landless Natives bill gets hearing in Senate committee

murkowskiA bill that would create corporations for five “landless” Native communities in Southeast Alaska had its first hearing in the U.S. Senate Thursday.

Hunters take near-record number of moose near Wrangell, Petersburg

IMG_1321The Wrangell-Petersburg area’s month-long moose hunt ended last week with an almost-record harvest. The harvest from the Stikine River is also the highest going back to 1990.

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 chuck dockA 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.