Waterfront draft plan includes boat storage, fishing pier Waterfront draft plan includes boat storage, fishing pier

Waterfront draft plan includes boat storage, fishing pier

A team from Corvus Design presented a draft of Wrangell’s Waterfront Master Plan Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. After several public meetings and community votes, a team of designers presented a nearly complete Waterfront Master Plan Wednesday for the space between Wrangell’s City Dock and the Marine Service Center. Landscape architect Chris Mertl said after presenting thre … more

Wrangell waterfront planners return with new designs Wrangell waterfront planners return with new designs

Wrangell waterfront planners return with new designs

Wrangell residents examine options for Wrangell’s Waterfront Master Plan at the Nolan Center Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. A team of architects and engineers tasked with creating a master plan for Wrangell’s downtown waterfront returned Monday with three refined design concepts. The potential plans for the space between City Dock and the Marine Service Center are a mix of green space, … more

Wrangell loses wildlife trooper to state budget cuts Wrangell loses wildlife trooper to state budget cuts

Wrangell loses wildlife trooper to state budget cuts

document.createElement('audio'); http://www.kstk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/17trooper.mp3 Wrangell could lose its only Alaska Wildlife Trooper to state budget cuts. The Department of Public Safety is not planning to fill the vacancy left in January by Alaska Wildlife Trooper Scott Bjork. That makes Wrangell the only community in Southeast Alaska to lose such a position to upcoming … more

Tongass transition back on the table Tongass transition back on the table

Tongass transition back on the table

Jason Anderson, left, of the Forest Service and fisheries business owner Kirk Hardcastle listen during January’s Tongass Advisory Committee meeting at Juneau’s Aspen Hotel. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News) A citizens’ panel continues wrestling with the future of Southeast Alaska’s national forest. The 15-member Tongass Advisory Committee resumes meeting Tuesday in Juneau. Its agenda inclu … more

B.C. mine gets OK to test mill and tailings pond B.C. mine gets OK to test mill and tailings pond

B.C. mine gets OK to test mill and tailings pond

The Red Chris Mine site is about 120 miles northeast of Petersburg. The mine is testing its mill and tailings pond dam under an interim permit issued Feb. 2. (Courtesy Imperial Metals website) A new copper and gold mine in Southeast Alaska’s Stikine River watershed is a significant step closer to opening. The news comes in the wake of a report saying another mine owned by the same company … more

Local News

Wrangell officials discuss local impact of state budget cuts

As state officials decide where to make cuts in the face of a major budget deficit, Wrangell officials are trying to figure out how to cope with what is sure to be a huge drop in state funding. Wrangell Borough Assembly members discussed the looming budget cuts Tuesday at their regular meeting. more
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Waterfront draft plan includes boat storage, fishing pier

waterfront master plan

After several public meetings and community votes, a team of designers presented a nearly complete Waterfront Master Plan Wednesday for the space between Wrangell's City Dock and the Marine Service Center. more
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Assembly approves Bay Co. request to buy city-owned land

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The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to approve The Bay Company's request to purchase a city-owned alley adjacent to its property. The request to vacate the alley between The Bay Company and the Marine Service Center has been in the works since August. more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of February 24, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Southeast News

New extended-stay hotel coming to Ketchikan

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A new hotel chain is coming to Ketchikan, with construction expected to start – and finish – this year. And it’s not just Alaska’s First City; the franchise is expanding into Anchorage and Fairbanks, as well.

Drones don’t fly at Alaska’s Board of Fish

Not all drones are alike. This unmanned aircraft -- now banned by the Board -- is just large enough to carry a camera. (Flickr photo/Don McCullough)

The Alaska Board of Fisheries closed some waters near Angoon to purse seining in order to improve subsistence harvests, in action over the weekend (3-1-15). They also shot down the use of unmanned aircraft to aid in salmon fishing.

Improbable archaeology: Stone tool found in Sitka landslide

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A devastating landslide near Sitka last year has produced an improbable discovery: evidence of early human occupation.

Statewide News

BOEM collecting comments on proposed OCS lease sale in Arctic, Cook Inlet

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held an open house in Anchorage Monday seeking comments on the draft proposed off-shore lease sales for 2017 to 2022, which includes sales in the northern Cook Inlet, the Beaufort and the Chukchi Seas. But the proposal is far from final. More

3,000 Pounds of Auctioned Antlers Highlight State’s Role Managing Trafficked Wildlife

The unprecedented tonnage of caribou antlers were the result of a trafficking case stretching from Juneau to the Northwest Arctic community of Selawik. More

Gov. Walker, Republican Leadership Tangle Over Proposed LNG Line

Since Gov. Bill Walker was inaugurated, he and the Legislature’s Republican leadership have traded reams of angry letters and testy press releases. Now, their paper battle has transformed into outright hostility in dueling press conferences. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez is on the line to talk about the disagreements over a proposed natural gas line. Download Audio More

National News

Praise, Criticism For Netanyahu's Speech

The reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on Iran to a joint meeting of Congress are so far along partisan lines. More

Special Events

16th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Fundraising Auction

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Spice up your life with KSTK’s 16th annual Chili Cook-Off and Fundraising Auction on Saturday, March 14th, at the High School Commons. Enter your best homemade chili for a chance to win, or just stop by and enjoy a bowl of award-winning chili and great company. Lunch is $10, and $5 for seniors and kids 12 and under. This year’s event will feature both a silent and live auction. We hope to see you there! more
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A donation from your PFD through Pick.Click.Give. is an easy and impactful way to make an additional gift to your public radio station. Ten lucky Alaskans who share part of their PFD through Pick.Click.Give. will be given an extra dividend. If you’ve already filed, it’s easy to log on again and choose a cause that matters to you. A small donation makes a big difference! more
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Special on KSTK

Photo of the Week

"Wrangell Sunset" by Andrea Laughlin

We want your Alaska photos! Each week, the photo with the most "likes" on Facebook will be featured as our cover photo on Facebook, Twitter, and on kstk.org! The winner will also receive a KSTK Carabiner. To submit a photo, simply email it with your name and a brief description to photo@kstk.org. more
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Community Focused Programming

Wrangell’s Tlingit Phrase of the Week

Photo by Shady Grove Oliver

Tlingit Phrase of the Week is a project launched to help with the survival and renewal of the Tlingit language in Wrangell. Each phrase speaks to Wrangell's seasons and the Tlingit way of life. February is Black Bear Month. Click on the image to listen to Tlingit Phrase of the Week for the second and third week of February. more
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