Local News

Hunters take near-record number of moose near Wrangell, Petersburg

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The Wrangell-Petersburg area’s month-long moose hunt ended last week with an almost-record harvest. The harvest from the Stikine River is also the highest going back to 1990.
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Wrangell doctor appears in court again after arrest for child porn

A Wrangell doctor arrested last week for possessing and distributing child pornography appeared in court again on Monday. Dr. Greg Salard arrived in U.S. District Court in Juneau dressed in orange prison garb and wearing handcuffs and leg shackles.
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Wrangell school board elects officers, reviews report card to public

The Wrangell School Board Monday reelected Susan Eagle as board president. The board also appointed Aleisha Mollen to fill a vacancy on the board until October 2015.
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly meeting of October 14, 2014

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to the audio of that meeting.
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Special Events

Voting for KSTK Articles of Inc. and KSTK Board Seats

KSTK's Membership Meeting and Annual Dinner will take place on Saturday, November 15th at Hardings' Old Sourdough Lodge. At that meeting the KSTK membership will vote on updating KSTK's Articles of Incorporation and will vote for seats B and G on the KSTK Board of Directors.
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Wrangell’s Tlingit Phrase of the Week

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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. October is Big Moon Month. Click on the image above to listen to Tlinget Phrase of the Week for October 20- 25.
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Southeast News

PHS boys swim team wins meet in Sitka

The Petersburg High School swim team won a meet in Sitka even though their coach says they could have had better times.

Man drowns in ANB Harbor

Sitka police say the 41-year-old fell off the main float at ANB harbor last Thursday afternoon.

Is Southeast Alaska safe for sea stars?

Sea stars, commonly known as starfish, have been vanishing from North America’s Pacific shoreline. Whatever is killing them has spread as far north as Sitka.

Support KSTK

It Begins!

Photo by Asia Fisher

Autumn is officially here, and so is KSTK's Fall Membership Drive! Public Radio is a user-supported service, which is why we ask you directly to make a contribution of any amount that is right for you. Every donation counts, and each one gets us closer to our goal of $18,000. The best reason to give is the same reason you're visiting our website right now. Is it for a News Update? Community Calendar? Road Report? Music Stream? Your donation goes directly toward these programs and our ability to bring them to you. It only takes about three minutes - click the orange "Donate Now" button to the right, or call us at 874-2345. Thank you for supporting your Stikine River Radio!
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Special on KSTK

Take The KSTK Listener Survey!

Take Listener Survey!

We want your opinion. We are interested in finding out what you listen to and what you would like to listen to on KSTK. Our local Community Advisory Board has created a totally anonymous online survey to help us determine how we can best suit your needs. To fill out the anonymous online survey, click on the headline above and follow the link.
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Recreation and Road Report

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USFS Interpreter Corree Delabrue provides weekly updates on events taking place on Wrangell Island and the surrounding area. Information includes USFS road maintenance, logging traffic, wildlife sightings, recreational opportunities and more. Click on the image above to read or listen to the Recreation and Road Report for October 21st through 31st.
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Photo of the Week

Devin Kelly - Bear Tracks at Flats

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 asia@kstk.org. To view and “like” submitted photos, visit this week’s album on Facebook.
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Statewide News

Begich, Walker/Mallot Are the Early Frontrunners for AFN Endorsement

Alaska’s largest Native organization will vote on candidate endorsements Saturday morning. The Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directors has drafted two resolutions that will be heard on the final day of the AFN convention in Anchorage. More

Senate F Race Pits Valley Educator Against Seasoned Legislator

A new District.. Senate F.. was created with last year's state redistricting plan, and now two candidates with solid ties to the the area want to represent it in Juneau. Download Audio More

Ret. Colonel runs for House District 15, seeks to reduce and realign budget

A political newcomer is vying for the House seat in Anchorage's district 15, which contains Muldoon and Elmendorf. Retired Army Colonel Laurie Hummel, a Democrat, is challenging Republican Gabrielle LeDoux, who has served in the legislature representing first Kodiak and now district 15. KSKA spoke with Hummel about her campaign. LeDoux did not respond to requests for an interview. Download Audio More

National News

Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come. More

Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge

How is a rare strain of malaria spreading near cities in Southeast Asia? That's the question that's been puzzling a team of scientists. And they're using drones to find the answer. More

The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule. More