KSTK Membership Drive Underway KSTK Membership Drive Underway

KSTK Membership Drive Underway

Apryl and Dixie want you to join them with a donation to KSTK.  Stop by the station at noon on Saturday and have lunch with us.  We’re grilling burgers!

Can Alaska learn from other ferry systems? Can Alaska learn from other ferry systems?

Can Alaska learn from other ferry systems?

The British Columbia ferry Quinitsa is one ship in a fleet of 35 vessels linking 47 coastal communities. (Photo by Scott Arkell/BC Ferries) Should the Alaska Marine Highway System be managed differently? That’s a question being asked by ferry advocates as they cope with smaller budgets and reduced schedules. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.kstk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/18OtherF … more

Rainforest Islands Ferry to Relaunch Rainforest Islands Ferry to Relaunch

Rainforest Islands Ferry to Relaunch

The Rainforest Islands Ferry is in operation again but users in Wrangell and Petersburg will need to call and reserve in advance to ensure pick up in those communities. The North End Ferry Authority voted to start ferry service on April 15, 2016 offering passenger and ferry service between Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island, Wrangell and Petersburg aboard the M/V Rainforest Islander. The ferry is … more

Traveling artists, Wrangell residents share observations of climate change Traveling artists, Wrangell residents share observations of climate change

Traveling artists, Wrangell residents share observations of climate change

A salmonberry blossom. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK) A group of artists is traveling through Alaska with the Sitka-based Island Institute to explore how people are navigating climate change in Alaska. The Tidelines Ferry Tour arrived in Wrangell on Monday and started a discussion with residents about changes they have seen in the natural world. Wrangell resident Sandy … more

Analysis of four B.C. mines questions tailings dam safety Analysis of four B.C. mines questions tailings dam safety

Analysis of four B.C. mines questions tailings dam safety

The Red Chris Mine in the Stikine River watershed began operations in 2015. (Photo courtesy of imperialmetals.com) A coalition of environmental groups released a new report last week claiming that four British Columbia mine projects near Southeast Alaska do not follow safety recommendations made by experts after the Mount Polley tailings dam disaster. After a tailings dam at the M … more

Local News

Wrangell Borough Assembly Update

City-Hall

Wrangell’s Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, April 26th. The Assembly unanimously voted to approve the second reading of ordinance 916 which reduces the number of board members on the medical center and long-term care facility board from nine to seven board members. more
Posted in Local News, News | Leave a comment

Power Outage for Wrangell and Petersburg

bulb

Wrangell Power and Light Superintendent, Clay Hammer, reported to KSTK Tuesday morning that an event occurred at Ward Cove near Ketchikan that impacted the entire north end of the power distribution just before 7:00 am. more
Posted in Local News, News | Leave a comment

Can Alaska learn from other ferry systems?

The Steamship Authority ferry Eagle sails between Hyannis and Nantucket, southeast of Boston. (Photo courtesy The Steamship Authority)

Should the Alaska Marine Highway System be managed differently? That’s a question being asked by ferry advocates as they cope with smaller budgets and reduced schedules. more
Posted in Featured News, Local News, Southeast News, Syndicated | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting 4-26-16

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
Posted in Borough Assembly Meeting | Leave a comment

Southeast News

Port project ‘done’ in time to plan more renovations

The multi-year renovation to Berths 1 and 2 are pretty ,much done, for the moment. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

The Port of Ketchikan has four cruise ship berths, which will accommodate about 950,000 cruise passengers this season.

Lutomski takes over Petersburg Chamber of Commerce

Mara Lutomski joined the Petersburg School Board in April. Photo/Angela Denning

Mara Lutomski takes the place of John Havrilek as the Administrative Manager of the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.

Harry Race burglar indicted

A Sitka man is facing three felony charges for breaking into Harry Race Pharmacy last November. A Sitka Grand Jury on Friday indicted Derek R. Baird, age 28, for burglary in the second degree, after he allegedly entered the pharmacy after it was closed.

Fundraisers

KSTK Membership Drive Underway

20160429_112013

Apryl and Dixie want you to join them with a donation to KSTK. Stop by the station at noon on Saturday and have lunch with us. We're grilling burgers! more
Posted in Featured News, Fundraisers | Leave a comment

KSTK 50/50 Cash Raffle!

DSCN0017

Take a chance to win a big pile of cash in KSTK's 50/50 cash raffle. Our goal is to sell 320 tickets at $25 each or 5 tickets for $100. That means if all tickets sell, the winner will take home somewhere between $3,200 and $4,000!! Tickets available at KSTK, by phone with a credit card at 874-2345, or from any KSTK staff or board member. We'll draw the lucky winning ticket on June 10, 2016. more
Posted in Fundraisers | Leave a comment

Community Focused Programming

Wrangell’s Recreation and Road Report

"Pats Lake" by Andrea Laughlin

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 April 26th through May 3rd. more
Posted in Community Focused Programming | Leave a comment

Wrangell’s Tlingit Phrase of the Week

Yellow cedar foliage and wood block - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK News

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 May, they are harvesting cedar bark for weaving. more
Posted in Community Focused Programming | Leave a comment

National News

Ted Cruz Ends Presidential Campaign After Indiana Loss

The Texas senator is ending his White House bid after a disappointing finish in the Indiana primary. More

Pushing The Break On Education Funding In Colorado

How is it that the nation's fourteenth richest state ranks forty-second in how much it spends per student in schools? It all comes down to Colorado's Taxpayers Bill of Rights, or TABOR. More

Indiana Primary: Trump Wins GOP Race As Democratic Contest Is Too Early To Call

Ted Cruz suffered a brutal loss to Donald Trump, while the Democratic fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is close. More

Statewide News

Researchers want to expand markets for roe

Researchers in Kodiak want to open up new markets and expand existing ones for a popular fish product. This delicacy is what you might imagine people at cocktail parties eating over stock market discussions. It’s also good with tortilla chips: roe. More

UAS prof mauled by bear in fair condition

The University of Alaska professor who was mauled by a bear near Haines a couple weeks ago is now in fair condition at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. On April 18, 35-year-old Forest Wagner was attacked by a brown bear sow with at least one cub. More

Paramo selected as new Anchorage Schools superintendent

Deena Paramo, the current superintendent at the Mat-Su Borough School District, is chosen to lead the state's largest school district. More