Local News

Mollen runs for school board

aleisha mollen

There is one open seat on the Wrangell Public School Board for the Oct. 7 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election. Aleisha Mollen is running against incumbent school board president Susan Eagle for a three-year term as school board member.
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Moorhead runs for Port Commission

walter moorhead

Walter Moorhead is running unopposed for a three-year term on the Port Commission in the Oct. 7 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election.
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Rooney runs for seat on borough assembly

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There are three Wrangell Borough Assembly seats on the ballot for the Oct. 7 regular election. Becky Rooney is running unopposed for a one-year term as an assembly member.
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly meeting of September 23, 2014

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" 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 22nd through 30th.
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Southeast News

Petersburg to host Grand Camp, Oct. 8-11

One of the largest gatherings of Alaska Natives in Southeast Alaska is happening next week in Petersburg. The 102nd annual convention of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand Camp will run Oct. 8-11 at Petersburg’s community gym.

Southeast Alaska dive fisheries open in October

Southeast Alaska commercial dive fishermen are gearing up to start fishing for geoduck clams and sea cucumbers in October. For geoducks, a complicated fishery has become even more so following last year’s Chinese ban on U.S. Pacific coast shellfish.

Cruise traffic level, but could face growth

This summer's visitors asked about the waterfront's elevation, whether Alaska takes American money and where the Sarah Palin statue is.

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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 23rd through 30th.
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Photo of the Week

Stormy Wrangell Sunday

Photo by Susan Eagle

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

After Long Delay, Governor Denies Record Request Into National Guard Response

Alaska regulations give government bodies 10 working days to fulfill a records request, plus another 10 if they need an extension. It took Parnell’s office 86 full working days just to deny one concerning the executive branch's response to sexual assault in the Alaska National Guard. More

School Board seeks suggestions for $22 million budget shortfall

Community members told the School Board that making up for the $22 million shortfall should not include cutting the gifted programs, but it could involved things like more parent involvement. More

Suit Halts Seward Coal Loading

A federal court ruling earlier this [september] month has temporarily stopped work at the Seward Coal Facility, and now the state is getting involved in the issue. More

National News

Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa. More

Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process, while avoiding the traditional screen-time pitfalls. More

Martha Zarway Of Monrovia: "I'm A Doctor. So We Can't Run Away"

The Liberian physician, who operates a clinic in the capital, perseveres in the wake of a colleague's death, possibly from Ebola. She and her staff continue to treat patients. More