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Brownie Sundae on Saturday!

Sweet!  Stop by the KSTK booth behind Wells Fargo Bank on the 4th of July for KSTK’s famous brownie sundaes.  We’ll be there right after the parade till about 3:00 or until sold out.  It’s a sweet treat that you won’t want to miss.  Plus, KSTK apparel and swag will be available for purchase.  Happy 4th of July!

Red Chris mine gets final environmental permit Red Chris mine gets final environmental permit

Red Chris mine gets final environmental permit

The first of several mines being developed across the border from Southeast Alaska has received its final environmental permit. Some Alaskans are worried the Red Chris and other British Columbia mines will impact salmon in Southeast. The Red Chris copper and gold mine got final approval last week to discharge wastewater in the Stikine River watershed. The final permit was delayed because of … more

Report lists watersheds, salmon habitat potentially affected by B.C. mines Report lists watersheds, salmon habitat potentially affected by B.C. mines

Report lists watersheds, salmon habitat potentially affected by B.C. mines

This map, found in the FNMEC report, shows potential contaminant flow paths from B.C. tailings dams into Southeast Alaska waters. Thousands of miles of salmon habitat and more than 200 communities across Southeast Alaska and British Columbia could be affected if another mine disaster happens near the border. According to a report released this week by a B.C. First … more

Red Chris Mine waits for final permit Red Chris Mine waits for final permit

Red Chris Mine waits for final permit

Mining at Red Chris in February 2015. (imperialmetals.com) A controversial British Columbia mine upriver from Wrangell and Petersburg is slated to ramp up to full production this summer. But the Red Chris Mine is still waiting for final approval from the B.C. government and a First Nations group. The Red Chris copper and gold mine in the Stikine River watershed has been operating on a temporary envi … more

Assembly approves funds for trail project Assembly approves funds for trail project

Assembly approves funds for trail project

Participants in a trail design workshop in Wrangell use clinometer devices to measure the grade of the terrain. (Photo courtesy of Amber Al-Haddad) The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday approved a change to this year’s budget to provide matching funds for a local trail project. Wrangell secured a grant from the Federal Lands Access Program to pay for a Mt. Dewey trail extension. The new trail wi … more

Local News

Water main and Shoemaker float replacement top Wrangell’s project list

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

The Wrangell Borough Assembly last week made water main replacement and Shoemaker Bay float construction its top two priorities for capital project funding. more
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Budget cuts sideline three of Alaska’s 11 ferries

The ferry Taku waits to load in Sitka during the winter of 2012. in Early morning Taku in Sitka. The 370-passenger ship is scheduled to be tied up starting in July. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

A draft schedule released Friday shows the Taku out for a year and the fast ferries Chenega and Fairweather tied up starting in the early fall. more
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Parks and Rec proposes fee changes

Wrangell’s Parks and Recreation Department is proposing a change in facility fees. The last proposal was rejected by the borough assembly. more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of June 23, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, June 23 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Southeast News

Last R2AK team squeaks in just shy of deadline

The 15th boat finished the Race to Alaska on Thursday, just shy of the July 4th deadline. Team Barefoot Wooden Boats was the last to complete the first-ever 750 mile, engineless trek from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska.

Southeast trollers frustrated with low king salmon quota

About 70 people gathered in Sitka's Harrigan Centennial Hall to hear from Dale Kelley, of the Alaska Trollers Association. (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW)

Harbors emptied throughout Southeast this week as fishermen headed out for the beginning of the summer troll season. And signs point to a banner year for king salmon -- but Southeast fishermen say they’re not getting their fair share.

Historic Tsimshian pole donated to Heritage Center

A detail from the historic pole donated to the Totem Heritage Center by its carver, Tsimpshian artist David Boxley. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

Alaska State Museum conservators from Juneau came to town to help clean and preserve the pole, and find out what kind of stories might be hidden in the wood.

Statewide News

AK: Mount Marathon

All eyes are on the nation's July 4 birthday, but the date also marks the anniversary of an Alaska tradition. Seward's Mt. Marathon race, which takes place July 4 turns 100 years old this year. The race is a one of a kind, grueling, uphill run, and now it is the subject of a documentary film aimed at putting a face on the men and women who take the challenge. Download Audio: More

Federal bill introduced to fund Erin’s Law

Three U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would fund the implementation of Erin’s Law in states where it’s been adopted. More

No 4th of July Fireworks or Fires in the YK Delta

A burn ban that has been lifted for most of the state remains in affect for the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta region. Fire officials say drought conditions have fire danger at high levels throughout the region and no burning or setting off fireworks will be allowed. More

Fundraisers

Brownie Sundae on Saturday!

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Sweet! Stop by the KSTK booth behind Wells Fargo Bank on the 4th of July for KSTK's famous brownie sundaes. We'll be there right after the parade till about 3:00 or until sold out. It's a sweet treat that you won't want to miss. Plus, KSTK apparel and swag will be available for purchase. Happy 4th of July! more
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Special on KSTK

Photo of the Week

Amy Ferdinand - Sunset at 4 Mile

We want your Alaska photos! 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 photo@kstk.org. more
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Community Focused Programming

Recreation & Road Report

Photo by Asia Fisher

The Weekly Recreation and Road Report provides information on road conditions, logging traffic, cabin access, nature observations and other information valuable to those recreating in the Tongass National Forest. The Recreation and Road Report is produced in the studios of KSTK by Corree Delabrue, Forest Service Interpreter for the Tongass National Forest at the Wrangell Ranger District. This is the Weekly Recreation and Road report for June 30th through July 7th. more
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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. July.... when the fish return month. In the month of July, moose calves are being born in the Stikine River. Click on the player above to listen to Tlingit Phrase of the Week for July 1 through 6th. more
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National News

On The Rebound, Panthers Prowl Expanding Swath Of Land In Florida

From a low of about 20, the population of Florida's state animal has grown to about 200 — enough, wildlife officials say, to warrant taking them off the endangered species list. Not everyone agrees. More

Debt Crisis Puts The Squeeze On Greece's Banks

The country's banks could hardly be in a more precarious position. The European Central Bank has stopped lending Greece money and a referendum Sunday could spell the country's exit from the eurozone. More

#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith. More

Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of June 23, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, June 23 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of June 9, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, June 9 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of May 26, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, May 26 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of May 12, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, May 12 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of April 28, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, April 28 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of April 14, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, April 14 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of March 24, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, March 24 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of March 10, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, March 10 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of February 24, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of February 10, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 10 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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