Since 2014, the state has recruited citizen scientists to monitor bats in Southeast Alaska, and discoveries are being made. For example, last summer, the state recorded the first documentation of swarming behavior outside of a cave or mine.
Marge Byrd, 81, died on July 24. Services were held Saturday at St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church.
A sewer mainline broke early Monday morning near Zimovia Highway, spilling 20,000 gallons of raw sewage into Wrangell’s inner harbor.
Wrangell high school and middle school students will be offered a new language and cultural class this coming school year.
The Alaska Native Sisterhood Association – or ANSA – wrapped up a three-day Native art class for Wrangell children Aug. 3. About 20 kids gathered to learn the traditional artform known as formline, the art of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian tribes of Southeast Alaska.
A geological-exploration company based in Wrangell will be taking surface samples on Zarembo Island for the next year. Zarembo Minerals has been exploring the northwest portion of the island for the past 10 years.
Both the industry and environmental groups on either side of the Tongass Land Management Plan amendment can agree on one thing: the Forest Service needs to complete a full inventory of young-growth Tongass timber.
Rookie state legislator Rep. Dan Ortiz, who represents District 36, is up for re-election in November and said Wrangell residents have expressed concern about the $3.5 billion state budget deficit, the ferry system and a restructuring of the permanent fund.
Charles Richards, 28, of Seattle was found unresponsive in his bunk by a crew member.
Wrangell’s two seafood processors, Trident and Sea Level Seafoods, account for little over half of the demand. The water conservation effort is bottlenecking business.