Month: August 2013

Searching for a name, finding an identity

The town of Wrangell, once called the “sleeping giant,” has seen an awakening of its native culture and history. In early August, a group of people headed to the original Tlingit settlement 25 miles from present-day Wrangell—for a language and culture camp. It was the first time Tlingit was spoken in Old Town in 65 years.

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Marine layer goes hand in hand with heat

Last week, a dense fog blanketed the waters outside of town every morning. For the landlubbers out there, it’s not really just a fog, but something called a marine layer. We can turn to the science of meteorology to find out why this phenomenon was so common this summer.

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Wrangell still under burn ban

Wildfires have been a major problem throughout Alaska this summer. Southeast is known for its ever-present rain and chilly weather. But now, even the rainforest is hot and dry. Wrangell has been under a burn ban for the last week, and the town is still waiting for rain.

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