Waterfront draft plan includes boat storage, fishing pier Waterfront draft plan includes boat storage, fishing pier

Waterfront draft plan includes boat storage, fishing pier

A team from Corvus Design presented a draft of Wrangell’s Waterfront Master Plan Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. After several public meetings and community votes, a team of designers presented a nearly complete Waterfront Master Plan Wednesday for the space between Wrangell’s City Dock and the Marine Service Center. Landscape architect Chris Mertl said after presenting thre … more

Wrangell waterfront planners return with new designs Wrangell waterfront planners return with new designs

Wrangell waterfront planners return with new designs

Wrangell residents examine options for Wrangell’s Waterfront Master Plan at the Nolan Center Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. A team of architects and engineers tasked with creating a master plan for Wrangell’s downtown waterfront returned Monday with three refined design concepts. The potential plans for the space between City Dock and the Marine Service Center are a mix of green space, … more

Wrangell loses wildlife trooper to state budget cuts Wrangell loses wildlife trooper to state budget cuts

Wrangell loses wildlife trooper to state budget cuts

document.createElement('audio'); http://www.kstk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/17trooper.mp3 Wrangell could lose its only Alaska Wildlife Trooper to state budget cuts. The Department of Public Safety is not planning to fill the vacancy left in January by Alaska Wildlife Trooper Scott Bjork. That makes Wrangell the only community in Southeast Alaska to lose such a position to upcoming … more

Tongass transition back on the table Tongass transition back on the table

Tongass transition back on the table

Jason Anderson, left, of the Forest Service and fisheries business owner Kirk Hardcastle listen during January’s Tongass Advisory Committee meeting at Juneau’s Aspen Hotel. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News) A citizens’ panel continues wrestling with the future of Southeast Alaska’s national forest. The 15-member Tongass Advisory Committee resumes meeting Tuesday in Juneau. Its agenda inclu … more

B.C. mine gets OK to test mill and tailings pond B.C. mine gets OK to test mill and tailings pond

B.C. mine gets OK to test mill and tailings pond

The Red Chris Mine site is about 120 miles northeast of Petersburg. The mine is testing its mill and tailings pond dam under an interim permit issued Feb. 2. (Courtesy Imperial Metals website) A new copper and gold mine in Southeast Alaska’s Stikine River watershed is a significant step closer to opening. The news comes in the wake of a report saying another mine owned by the same company … more

Local News

Wrangell officials discuss local impact of state budget cuts

As state officials decide where to make cuts in the face of a major budget deficit, Wrangell officials are trying to figure out how to cope with what is sure to be a huge drop in state funding. Wrangell Borough Assembly members discussed the looming budget cuts Tuesday at their regular meeting. more
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Waterfront draft plan includes boat storage, fishing pier

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After several public meetings and community votes, a team of designers presented a nearly complete Waterfront Master Plan Wednesday for the space between Wrangell's City Dock and the Marine Service Center. more
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Assembly approves Bay Co. request to buy city-owned land

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The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to approve The Bay Company's request to purchase a city-owned alley adjacent to its property. The request to vacate the alley between The Bay Company and the Marine Service Center has been in the works since August. more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

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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Southeast News

At Board of Fish, a preview of pot vs. longline conflict

A proposal before the Board of Fish would have allowed finfish pots like these to be used in parts of the Southeast black cod fishery. (Photo courtesy of Neptune Marine Products)

The Alaska Board of Fisheries on Friday took no action on a set of proposals to allow pots in the Southeast black cod fishery. But the debate previewed a larger fight brewing later this spring, over what kind of gear will be allowed across the entire Gulf of Alaska.

Judge Carey denies stay in education funding lawsuit

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.

A superior court ruling that invalidates the State of Alaska’s longheld practice of requiring municipal governments to contribute a specific amount toward public education remains in place for now.

Deeper state ferry cuts planned by House panel

The ferries Malaspina and Columbia are out of service for repairs at the Ketchikan Shipyard in 2012. More ferries will be tied up this summer under planned legislative budget cuts. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

Alaska’s ferry system is facing even more service cuts. A House panel yanked money from the marine highway budget that the governor had restored.

Statewide News

Alaska News Nightly: February 27, 2015

Alaska Senators Split On Homeland Security Funding Bill; Judge Denies Stay In State Education Lawsuit; With Medicaid Language Stripped From Budget, Path To Expansion Uncertain; Powerful Storm To Push Across Interior Alaska; Cargo Ship Released, Crew to Stay Behind as Pollution Case Continues; State Considers B.C. Mines As Promoters Plan Visit; Tractor Trailer Rolls Over On Dalton Highway, Spilling Up To 4,000 Gallons Of Diesel; Fairbanks Assembly OKs Air-Quality Ordinance; Dissenter Predicts Voter Backlash; Salmon Sisters Meld East Coast Education With Commercial Fishing Roots; 300 Villages: Mud Bay Download Audio More

Alaska Senators Split On Homeland Security Funding Bill

The U.S. Congress tonight approved a one-week continuing resolution to avoid a partial shut down of the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier today, Alaska’s two Republican senators split over a bill that would fund the department for the rest of the fiscal year. Download Audio More

Judge Denies Stay In State Education Lawsuit

A superior court ruling that invalidates the State of Alaska’s longheld practice of requiring municipal governments to contribute a specific amount toward public education remains in place for now. Download Audio More

National News

Iraq's National Museum To Open For First Time Since 2003 Invasion

The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum. More

Special Events

16th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Fundraising Auction

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Spice up your life with KSTK’s 16th annual Chili Cook-Off and Fundraising Auction on Saturday, March 14th, at the High School Commons. Enter your best homemade chili for a chance to win, or just stop by and enjoy a bowl of award-winning chili and great company. Lunch is $10, and $5 for seniors and kids 12 and under. This year’s event will feature both a silent and live auction. We hope to see you there! more
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A donation from your PFD through Pick.Click.Give. is an easy and impactful way to make an additional gift to your public radio station. Ten lucky Alaskans who share part of their PFD through Pick.Click.Give. will be given an extra dividend. If you’ve already filed, it’s easy to log on again and choose a cause that matters to you. A small donation makes a big difference! more
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Special on KSTK

Photo of the Week

"Wrangell Sunset" by Andrea Laughlin

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

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. February is Black Bear Month. Click on the image to listen to Tlingit Phrase of the Week for the second and third week of February. more
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