Path to Prosperity finalist hopes to provide Wrangell fresh produce Path to Prosperity finalist hopes to provide Wrangell fresh produce

Path to Prosperity finalist hopes to provide Wrangell fresh produce

Wrangell could soon be part of the farm-to-table trend. Wrangell resident, Dixie Booker, is a finalist in Sealaska’s Path to Prosperity, a contest for entrepreneurs to get their businesses of the ground. Booker hopes to supply Wrangell with fresh produce. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.kstk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/22BearRoots.mp3 Booker said she was … more

Wrangell’s water shortage causes borough to declare local disaster Wrangell’s water shortage causes borough to declare local disaster

Wrangell's water shortage causes borough to declare local disaster

Wrangell is in a water crisis. Between two fish processors and the public, demand is exceeding the water treatment system’s ability to produce clean water. The assembly and borough manager declared a local emergency disaster Tuesday and are asking the public to cut water consumption 30 to 50 percent. http://www.kstk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/20WatCrisis.mp3 Water Plan … more

Wrangell’s Assembly address timber sale concerns Wrangell’s Assembly address timber sale concerns

Wrangell's Assembly address timber sale concerns

Wrangell’s assembly is supporting a potential 5,000-acre timber sale on the island. But, in a letter released Monday to the Forest Service, the assembly says it has concerns about how the sale will benefit the community. The letter addressed many concerns regarding the Wrangell Island timber sale. Its top priority is getting a seat at the table as the planning process moves forward. Econom … more

Wrangell’s water plant strained by demand Wrangell’s water plant strained by demand

Wrangell's water plant strained by demand

Wrangell is experiencing a water shortage. The borough posted on a community Facebook page this week asking residents and businesses to conserve. Water was shut off to all harbor facilities last week and the community pool schedule has been tentative. Water has since been turned on in the harbors. The borough says demand has increased this season and Wrangell’s treatment plant can’t produce and store enough water. Wayne McHolland … more

Admiralty plane crash survivor’s recovery moves forward Admiralty plane crash survivor’s recovery moves forward

Admiralty plane crash survivor's recovery moves forward

The lone survivor of a plane crash in Southeast Alaska is moving forward in her recovery. Morgan Enright of Ketchikan continues to improve, according to her Morgan Enright as pictured on Caring Bridge website. Caring Bridge website. Posts describe her using a walker and briefly walking on her own earlier this month. Enright’s mother Chere Klein says she will transfer to QLI, an Omah … more

Local News

Path to Prosperity finalist hopes to provide Wrangell fresh produce

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Wrangell could soon be part of the farm-to-table trend. Wrangell resident, Dixie Booker, is a finalist in Sealaska’s Path to Prosperity, a contest for entrepreneurs to get their businesses of the ground. Booker hopes to supply Wrangell with fresh produce. … more
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Wrangell’s water shortage causes borough to declare local disaster

Sand filter at Wrangell water plant. (KSTK News, Aaron Bolton)

Wrangell is in a water crisis. Between two fish processors and the public, demand is exceeding the water treatment system’s ability to produce clean water. The assembly and borough manager declared a local emergency disaster Tuesday and are asking the public to cut water consumption 30 to 50 percent. more
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Wrangell’s Assembly address timber sale concerns

Wrangell Timber DEIS

Wrangell’s assembly is supporting a potential 5,000-acre timber sale on the island. But, in a letter released Monday to the Forest Service, the assembly says it has concerns about how the sale will benefit the community. The letter addressed many … more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting 6-29-16

City and Borough of Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting AGENDA June 28, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.                                           Location: Assembly Chambers, City … more
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Southeast News

Zika patient treated in Sitka

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The state department of Health and Social Services announced the first known case of the Zika Virus in the state today belonging to a patient treated at SEARHC’s Mt. Edgcumbe Hospital in Sitka. more

Ortiz discusses legislative session and budget deficit

District 36 Representative Dan Ortiz

District 36 Representative Dan Ortiz held a constituents’ meeting in Ketchikan Wednesday night. He spoke about the state’s fiscal challenge and what happened during the last legislative session. more

Local Rotary group helps vaccinate in India

Block printing on fabric was one of the cottage industries in India that a local Rotary group visited. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

A group of Ketchikan Rotary members traveled to India in February to help administer polio vaccines, and to see the sights that country has to offer. more

Statewide News

Search teams locate missing hiker in Denali National Park

A hiker who went missing in Denali National Park over the weekend is OK. The National Park Service reports that 42-year-old Mukunda Egen was in good condition when located by a search team Sunday night. More

Body found floating in Tongass Narrows

Alaska State Troopers responded Saturday to a report of a body floating in the Tongass Narrows near Ketchikan. More

Flood advisory in effect along portions of Chena River

A flood advisory is in effect for the Chena River at the Moose Creek Dam through Monday afternoon. 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 July 22, 2016

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For the time being, the city water system has stabilized, but the crisis is not over. Everyone still needs to conserve and keep finding ways to cut water consumption. It is now raining but the amount of water is not the problem. The problem is; our water treatment plant can’t treat water fast enough to keep up with the demand. 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 19th through 26th. 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, sockeye is harvested for winter. more
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National News

Kidnapping Is A Rising Concern For Aid Workers Around The World

A court award of half a million dollars to a kidnapped aid worker — and an increase in kidnappings — has spurred humanitarian groups to create better security plans. More

Problems After Using Hair Conditioner Prompt An FDA Warning

After more than 100 consumers complained about symptoms like itchiness and balding, the FDA says hair conditioner is a potential culprit. But doctors warn against jumping to conclusions. More

California Fires Threaten Homes, Force Hundreds Of Evacuations

The body of a man was found in an area burned by a 33,000 acre wildfire north of Los Angeles. The Sand Fire has destroyed more than a dozen homes and is one of 19 major fires burning in California. More