UFA launches salmon habitat program UFA launches salmon habitat program

UFA launches salmon habitat program

United Fisherman of Alaska is launching a new salmon habitat program aimed at engaging Alaska’s fishing fleet in habitat policy issues. Lindsey Bloom, UFA’s salmon habitat director, said the topic can be hard to stay up to speed on. “We have found for many years that there’s so much out there and it’s such a big topic and so difficult to stay up to speed,” said Bloom. “There’s the big glob … more

Sen. Lisa Murkowski stops in Wrangell for meet & greet Sen. Lisa Murkowski stops in Wrangell for meet & greet

Sen. Lisa Murkowski stops in Wrangell for meet & greet

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is campaigning for reelection to the U.S. Senate. Murkowski is making stops across Southeast to meet with constituents and stopped in Wrangell Wednesday for a meet and greet. KSTK’s Aaron Bolton met with Murkowski after Wednesday’s event. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.kstk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/27MurkowEve.mp3 KSTK: The ANCS … more

Bearfest kicks off in Wrangell Bearfest kicks off in Wrangell

Bearfest kicks off in Wrangell

Bearfest falls on Wrangell Wednesday and along with it bear enthusiasts, live music and new this year, an award-winning chef. “One of the big things that’s happening is that we’ve been able to get Tamara Murphy who is a James Beard award-winning chef from Seattle,” said Bearfest founder Sylvia Ettefagh. Ettefagh says Murphy, who’s been featured on Iron Chef and has owned several successful restaurants, wil … more

Wrangell’s water woes continue and ordinance eliminating tax-free day moves forward Wrangell’s water woes continue and ordinance eliminating tax-free day moves forward

Wrangell's water woes continue and ordinance eliminating tax-free day moves forward

Wrangell’s longstanding water shortage issue caused fish processors to cut water consumption in half and the borough to urge the public to cut down 30 to 50 percent. Wrangell’s assembly and borough manager declared a local emergency disaster July 12. Public works director Amber Al-Haddad updated the assembly at its regular meeting Tuesday. She says her de … more

Southeast weather’s timing just right for a good berry season Southeast weather’s timing just right for a good berry season

Southeast weather's timing just right for a good berry season

If you’re a berry picker in Southeast, you may have noticed it’s been a particularly good season for salmon berries and other berry varieties. Warm weather has been arriving at just the right time to provide a plentiful harvest. Lovey Brock is 71 years old and has been picking berries in Wrangell since she was a kid. “I used to go berry picking with an elderly lady that lived … more

Local News

UFA launches salmon habitat program

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United Fisherman of Alaska is launching a new salmon habitat program aimed at engaging Alaska’s fishing fleet in habitat policy issues. Lindsey Bloom, UFA’s salmon habitat director, said the topic can be hard to stay up to speed on. “We … more
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski stops in Wrangell for meet & greet

Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks with constituents in Wrangell. (KSTK News, Aaron Bolton)

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is campaigning for reelection to the U.S. Senate. Murkowski is making stops across Southeast to meet with constituents and stopped in Wrangell Wednesday for a meet and greet. KSTK’s Aaron Bolton met with Murkowski after Wednesday’s … more
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Bearfest kicks off in Wrangell

Brown bears look for fish to feed back into the forest ecosystem

Bearfest falls on Wrangell Wednesday and along with it bear enthusiasts, live music and new this year, an award-winning chef. “One of the big things that’s happening is that we’ve been able to get Tamara Murphy who is a James … more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting 7-26-16

City and Borough of Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting Revised AGENDA to add item 13j & 13k (7-22-16 @ 2:10 p.m.) July 26, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.                 Location: Assembly Chambers, City Hall 1. … more
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Southeast News

Murkowski on primary campaign tour of Alaska

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (KRBD file photo)

Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski is on a campaign trip around the state during a month-long Senate recess. During a brief layover in Ketchikan on her way to Sitka Wednesday, she stopped by KRBD and talked about the state’s Republican primary campaign, and about the presidential election. more

Stikine sockeye run is the best return in a decade

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The sockeye salmon run returning to the Stikine River near Petersburg and Wrangell was predicted to be good, but it’s turning out to be even better than expected. more

Board OKs abuse/assault program policy

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The Ketchikan School Board quickly approved a policy establishing programs to help reduce child abuse and sexual assault. Members also heard an update on summer school, and talked about a new early-graduation program. more

Statewide News

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Walker opts not to veto bill putting local school boards in charge of sex ed; why a Bahamas tanker is carrying North Slope crude; unextinguished campfire cause of McHugh Fire; State partially lifts ban on drug felons applying for food stamps; scientists have increased alert level for Pavlof Volcano; search continues for missing Tuluksak man; South Peninsula students study STEM subjects through ANSEP; new evidence of Denali dinosaurs; researchers find new whale species in Western Alaska; deer rescue operation occurs off Juneau's Shelter Island; flood watch issued in Lower Koyukuk and Middle Yukon Valleys; warm ocean water leads to heavy rain in Alaska Listen now More

Walker opts not to veto bill putting local school boards in charge of sex ed

A bill that puts local school boards in charge sex education will become a law, after Governor Bill Walker decided against vetoing it Thursday. House Bill 156 requires that school boards approve any sex education curriculum, as well as any teachers who aren't employed under a contract with schools. Listen now More

Deer rescue operation occurs off Juneau’s Shelter Island

While passing the west side of Juneau's Shelter Island Wednesday, an 18-passenger tour vessel saw more than whales. Listen now More

Special Events

NPR Special Coverage

You can tune in for live coverage of the Democratic National Convention by following the link from 4-7 pm Monday through Thursday. more
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Community Focused Programming

Wrangell Water Crisis Update for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Wrangell is still under a water conservation mandate. Read more for tips on water conservation "do's" and "don't's". more
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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 July 26th through August 2nd. 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 July, Dungeness crab season opens. more
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National News

FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton's Speech To The Democratic Convention, Annotated

NPR's politics team has annotated Clinton's speech, providing analysis and context and fact-checking key portions. More

WATCH: Muslim Father Of Fallen Soldier Tells Trump 'You Have Sacrificed Nothing'

Khizr Khan told Democrats to honor his son's sacrifice by voting for Hillary Clinton. More

Under Pressure: This Could Be The Most Important Speech Of Hillary Clinton's Life

Clinton has addressed Democratic conventions four times, but nothing will compare to tonight as she accepts the party's nomination for president. What do her past speeches tell us? More