Month: June 2008

Wrangell borough properties will be appraised this summer

The Appraisal Company of Alaska has a big job coming up this summer around Wrangell. They've been tasked with the duty of assessing what could be up to 500 properties that are now considered part of the Wrangell borough. The job does not include revaluation of properties in the original city boundary area. This is one of the many steps Wrangell has to take as the transition into boroughhood unfolds.

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Wrangell's boys and girls club seeks additional membership.

Twenty to twenty-five of Wrangell's youth spend their weekday afternoons and Saturday evenings at Wrangells Boys and Girls Club of America. The Boys and Girls Club offers a safe alternative for kids who are home alone, have no adult supervision or are just plain bored during the summer months.

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Tax-free day this Saturday

Tax-free day in Wrangell is this Saturday. This means that all day Saturday, Wrangell businesses will not be charging the city's retail sales tax of 7%.

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Empress cancellation may affect rural economies

The Empress of the North has recently announced the cancellation of their last seven sailings in southeast due to soft advanced bookings. While this will undoubtedly impact all the southeast towns it visits, Wrangell will be among the hardest hit. The Empress of the North is Wrangell's only consistent visiting cruise ship.

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GCI installing fiber optic cable to link southeast

GCI is currently implementing a new $30-million fiber optic network in southeast. 754 miles of fiber optic cable will connect Wrangell, Petersburg, Ketchikan, Sitka, and Angoon to the Alaska United line, which currently connects Alaska to the lower 48.

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