Wrangell’s water gets a mostly clean bill of health. Wrangell’s water gets a mostly clean bill of health.

Wrangell's water gets a mostly clean bill of health.

Wrangell’s water system received a mostly clean bill of health Tuesday. According to a water quality report for 2015, what’s coming out of Wrangell’s taps had high levels of chlorine byproducts, but new equipment could change that. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.kstk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/23wrgwater.mp3 “That top layer is a biological layer that helps get rid of th … more

Wrangell Cooperative Association launches Native housing assessment. Wrangell Cooperative Association launches Native housing assessment.

Wrangell Cooperative Association launches Native housing assessment.

The Wrangell Cooperative Association launched a survey Tuesday in hopes of discovering local Native housing issues. The tribe hopes to use the survey’s results to pursue funding for housing projects. Tribal Administrator for the Wrangell Cooperative Association, Aaron Angerman, says the WCA partnered with the Tlingit-Haida Housing Authority and Rain Coast Data to conduc … more

First time participant wins Wrangell’s salmon derby. First time participant wins Wrangell’s salmon derby.

First time participant wins Wrangell's salmon derby.

Many people fish for a lifetime in hopes of winning Wrangell’s King Salmon Derby, but it only took this year’s 24 year old winner one year to reach to top of the podium. Malia McIntyre officially won Wrangell’s derby at the awards ceremony June 16. She says she was never really interested in the derby. It was her husband who convinced her to enter, and she said she’s glad she did. … more

Rainforest Islands Ferry service can’t afford latest breakdown. Rainforest Islands Ferry service can’t afford latest breakdown.

Rainforest Islands Ferry service can't afford latest breakdown.

A small Southeast ferry service’s future is uncertain once again. The Rainforest Islands Ferry service, which has been plagued with setbacks, can’t afford to repair the service’s latest breakdown. Robert Baker is the acting manager and one of two captains for the 65-foot Rainforest Islander. He says the Islander’s first setback this season was back in April. “So we parked it … more

Design firm seeks public comment on final Wrangell Institute property. Design firm seeks public comment on final Wrangell Institute property.

Design firm seeks public comment on final Wrangell Institute property.

The design firm in charge of designing the former Wrangell Institute property presented their final proposal for the 134-acre site to the public June 15. http://www.kstk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/16MastInst.mp3 Chris Mertl is a landscape architect for Corvus Design, the firm leading the project. Mertl and his team presented three potential designs June 13. The public voted and commented on those designs and voting resulted in … more

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Wrangell’s water gets a mostly clean bill of health.

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Wrangell’s water system received a mostly clean bill of health Tuesday. According to a water quality report for 2015, what’s coming out of Wrangell’s taps had high levels of chlorine byproducts, but new equipment could change that. more
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Wrangell Cooperative Association launches Native housing assessment.

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The Wrangell Cooperative Association launched a survey Tuesday in hopes of discovering local Native housing issues. The tribe hopes to use the survey’s results to pursue funding for housing projects. Tribal Administrator for the Wrangell Cooperative Association, Aaron Angerman, says … more
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First time participant wins Wrangell’s salmon derby.

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Many people fish for a lifetime in hopes of winning Wrangell’s King Salmon Derby, but it only took this year’s 24 year old winner one year to reach to top of the podium. Malia McIntyre officially won Wrangell’s derby at the awards ceremony June 16. She says she was never really interested in the derby. It was her husband who convinced her to enter, and she said she's glad she did. more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting

City and Borough of Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting AGENDA June 14, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.                                            Location: Assembly Chambers, City … more
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Southeast News

One injured in Sitka four-plex fire

Despite the heavy smoke, residents will be able to return to 2 of the 4 units, says Fire Chief Dave Miller. (Nick Galanin photo)

One man sustained minor injuries after a four-plex caught fire on Lance Drive in Sitka on Sunday afternoon (6-26-16).

Behnken to represent Alaska on halibut commission

Linda Behnken with her sons, Halen and Rio. Behnken lives the small-boat fishing life she advocates for, but she's no stranger to IPHC politics. She's chaired the 84-member IPHC Conference Board for the last several years. (ALFA photo)

Longtime Sitka resident and fisheries advocate Linda Behnken has been appointed to the six-member International Pacific Halibut Commission.

Small town on Prince of Wales Island looks to start new city

The harbor in Whale Pass (Photo from the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development; Division of Community and Regional Affairs’ Community Photo Library)

Residents of the small town of Whale Pass on northern Prince of Wales Island could have a chance to vote on forming a new second class city sometime later this year. The state’s Local Boundary Commission will be meeting in August in Whale Pass to determine whether the community should be allowed to proceed with a vote. A final report out this month from LBC staff recommends approving a petition from residents of that town.

Statewide News

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 6, 2016

Conference committee passes House oil and gas tax bill, Seaton urges Walker to veto; DOC investigation shows inmate died from drug overdose; new national project focusing on race in schools begins in Anchorage; record rainfall leads to flooding in Anchorage; cruise ship Infinity heads for repairs after crashing into Ketchikan dock; these sailing drones can teach us about life in the Bering Sea; woman dies in rafting accident near Valdez; UAF Looking To Expand HAARP Potential; More

New national project focusing on race in schools begins in Anchorage

A new series from Slate and the Teacher Project at the Columbia Journalism School started this week. It focuses on race in schools in the United States. Their first feature looks at Anchorage's Newcomers' Center, which helps immigrants and refugees adjust to the local school system. The project editor, Sarah Carr, says it's the perfect place to begin because the program is working. Download Audio More

DOC investigation shows inmate died from drug overdose

A Department of Corrections investigation into last April's inmate death at the Anchorage jail indicates a drug overdose. Download Audio More

Community Focused Programming

Wrangell’s Recreation and Road Report

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Each week Corree Delabrue from the Wrangell Ranger District provides information on road conditions, logging traffic, recreational reminders, nature observations and more. This is Wrangell's Recreation and Road Report for June 21 through 28th. more
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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. In the month of June, the Cohos are showing up. more
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National News

Benghazi Committee Faults Military Response To 2012 Attack

The 800-page report follows a lengthy and politically contentious investigation that had thrust Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state into the spotlight. More

Money, Hate And Hard Feelings: Brexit Fallout Continues In U.K., Europe

The U.K.'s credit rating has been downgraded. British police say there's been a rise in reports of hate crime incidents. And passions ran high on the floor of the EU. More

Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds. More