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Sage Smiley, KSTK - Wrangell
a road

Wrangell officials look to ensure new housing lots go to year-round locals

Local officials want to get a group of new housing lots into the hands of residents who see Wrangell as a year-round home.
the Stikine River

Commission finds Canadian mining practices could violate Southeast Alaska tribes’ human rights

The finding is a significant step in a years-long effort by Southeast Tribal leaders to have a say in the permitting of Canadian mine projects.
a ferry

After Facebook uproar, ferry managers say they’re committed to Prince Rupert route

The Alaska Department of Transportation says the state ferry route to Prince Rupert, B.C. isn’t going anywhere, after a false Facebook post.
the Stikine River

Wrangell wades into local impacts of Supreme Court’s wetlands ruling

The Court's Clean Water Act ruling has left communities like Wrangell wondering whether it will clear an easier path to development projects.
a docked ferry

Small fire aboard state ferry sends 11 to Wrangell hospital for evaluation

It’s not clear how the fire started. Crew member Steven Harrison said the working theory is that an ice machine in the bar area started the fire.
the Stikine River

Alaska delegation continues push to add ‘landless’ Southeast communities to ANCSA

The bills are aimed at amending the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to include Haines, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Tenakee Springs and Wrangell.
a faucet

As dry spell drains Wrangell reservoir, officials urge water conservation

If the reservoirs continue to deplete, the Southeast Alaska town could implement its water emergency plan as early as next week.
a memorial

Amateur historian wins national award for podcast on one of Alaska’s deadliest shipwrecks

Ronan Rooney's Wrangell History Unlocked podcast revisits the Star of Bengal's 1908 sinking, which killed 111 of the 138 people aboard.
a pool

After 7 empty months, Wrangell’s pool is being refilled

Almost seven months after a leak was discovered in Wrangell’s community pool, more than 200,000 gallons of water filled the repaired basin Thursday.
Wrangell's Blessing of the Fleet

Wrangell holds Blessing of the Fleet at newly finished Mariners’ Memorial

The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition for many coastal communities as fishermen get ready for their summer season.
a Wrangell school bus

To get an electric bus, Wrangell schools must first buy an old diesel bus — and destroy it

Wrangell Public Schools received Alaska's only federal grant last year for an electric school bus — but recipients have to prove they've junked old buses.
Mary Peltola

Rep. Peltola calls for more collaborative management of Southeast’s transboundary watersheds

Rep. Mary Peltola says her position is based on widespread support from Southeast tribal governments and communities.
Wrangell's Heritage Harbor

Wrangell’s newest harbor needs a pricey add-on to stop corrosion

Harbor pilings are protected from corrosion with anodes. But Wrangell’s Heritage Harbor, updated in 2009, never had them installed.
a jet

Alaska Airlines’ flying salmon travels the Inside Passage a final time

The "Salmon-Thirty-Salmon II" made its ceremonial final flight north through Southeast Alaska on Tuesday, before the iconic jet's repainting.
acid mine drainage

State lawmakers join call to feds to intervene in Canadian mining upriver of Alaska

Southeast Alaska lawmakers are joining requests seeking to stop British Columbia’s mining activities in transboundary watersheds.
Prince of Wales Island wolves

Wrangell urges feds to leave Southeast wolves off endangered species list

The Wrangell Assembly approved a resolution urging the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service not to list Alexander Archipelago wolves as endangered.
cruise ships on the water

Facing busier tourist seasons, Wrangell is buying high-end port-a-potties off eBay

Wrangell’s only downtown public restroom is a small brown building with just two toilets.
the Alaska state ferry Columbia

Flagship ferry Columbia will serve Southeast for the first time since 2019

The Columbia will take over for the state ferry Matanuska, which will undergo repairs for damage found during maintenance.
a Lingit shadowbox play

Lights, puppets, action: Wrangell students bring Lingít story to the stage

"Raven and King Salmon," recently performed in Wrangell, tells of Raven’s trickery and gives some explanations for the markings and migratory patterns of regional birds.
Dusty Cowan

‘He made a choice’: Wrangell mechanic sentenced for grooming teen girl

Dusty Cowan was ordered to serve seven years in prison for sending photos of his genitals in 2018 to a then-14-year-old girl.