Local News

House candidate Dan Ortiz visits Wrangell

Dan Ortiz is the non-partisan candidate for Alaska House District 36. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)

Non-partisan candidate Dan Ortiz was in Wrangell this week campaigning to represent Wrangell, Ketchikan, and surrounding communities in the Alaska State House of Representatives. Click here to listen to an extended interview with Ortiz.
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House candidate Chere Klein visits Wrangell

Chere Klein

Republican Chere Klein was in Wrangell this week campaigning to represent Wrangell, Ketchikan and surrounding communities in the Alaska State House of Representatives. Click here to hear an extended interview with Klein.
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Wrangell’s heat pumps part of statewide study

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Southeast Conference meeting participants heard about a heating technology Tuesday that is being adapted to colder climates. Wrangell already has two air-source heat pump systems, and those are part of a statewide research effort to evaluate their effectiveness.
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly meeting of September 9, 2014

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9 in Assembly Chambers. Click "more" here to listen to the audio of that meeting.
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Special Events

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. September is Young Moon Month. Click on the image above to listen to Tlinget Phrase of the Week for September 15th through the 22nd.
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Southeast News

Begich: Alaska will be ‘aggressive’ on MSA stock protections

Sen. Mark Begich says the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act will not be moving forward without Alaska’s input. He says Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s bill (introduced on September 16) was intended to lay out language important to the Republican’s home state. It won’t necessarily be the final language in the bill.

Wamsley wants an economy “made in Sitka”

Aaron Wamsley is one of five candidates for Sitka Assembly. Wamsley is a residential advisor at Mt. Edgecumbe High School, which draws students from across the state. And he says that his students’ dedication to their hometowns inspired him to run for office in his.

Art is big business in Southeast Alaska

What are the arts worth to Southeast Alaska? A new economic study says at least $60 million a year in business.

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Recreation and Road Report

Photo by Asia Fisher

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 September 16th through 23rd.
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Photo of the Week

"Wrangell Weekend"

Photo by Andrea Laughlin

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

Borough Weighs Gravel Mine Application

A plan to vacate agricultural rights on a parcel of Matanuska Susitna Borough land is running into opposition. At a Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday night, [sept 16 ]residents spoke out against an ordinance aimed at approving a gravel mine on farmland. More

Mott to Lead Alaska Guard Response Team

Brigadier General Jon Mott will lead a team charged with implementing recommendations for restoring confidence in the leadership and structure of the Alaska National Guard. Download Audio More

Alaska Delegation Review 113th Congress

The U.S. House and Senate are on recess now. When lawmakers return it’ll be after the November election for a lame duck session that will end the 113th Congress. Download Audio More

National News

Turkish Hostages Held By Islamic Militants Are Released

Turkey's prime minister said that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis. More

White House Briefly Evacuated After Man Jumps Fence, Makes It Inside

The 42-year-old got past the front doors Friday night before the Secret Service arrested him. President Obama and his family weren't home at the time. More

Texas Appears To Step Back From Proposal To Sell Alcohol At Some Gun Shows

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission received hundreds of negative comments about the proposal. Staff of the commissioners deciding on the new regulations have advised against it. More