Design team presents ideas for Waterfront Master Plan Design team presents ideas for Waterfront Master Plan

Design team presents ideas for Waterfront Master Plan

Wrangell residents examine potential designs for the downtown waterfront Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. The Wrangell waterfront planning team wrapped up its three-day stay Wednesday by presenting eight conceptual designs for the downtown waterfront. Ideas for the space between the Marine Service Center and City Dock included a mix of boardwalks, green space, boat storage, beach access, … more

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Downtown waterfront development team seeks public input

Project area A waterfront planning team is in Wrangell this week to find out how the community wants to develop its downtown waterfront. At the first public meeting Monday, Wrangell residents shared ideas and hopes for the space between the Marine Service Center and City Dock. Wrangell Economic Development Director Carol Rushmore said the borough hired Corvus Design to help sort … more

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Photo of the Week

“Sunset over Elephant’s Nose” by Jessica Whitaker 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 asia@kstk.org. To view and “like” submitted photos, visit our Photo of the Week album on Facebook. View past winners here.

Local News

Board of Fisheries keeps Dungeness management plan in place

The Alaska Board of Fisheries voted Thursday to keep the Southeast commercial Dungeness crab management plan in place, while changing Dungeness season start times from noon to 8 a.m. more
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Board of Fisheries chairman resigns

Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday after Gov. Bill Walker said he would not submit his name to the legislature for reappointment. His resignation came after the Board of Fisheries blocked a candidate for Fish and Game commissioner from being interviewed for the position. more
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Board of Fisheries to consider Southeast shellfish proposals in Wrangell

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The Alaska Board of Fisheries will meet in Wrangell this week to consider proposed changes to Department of Fish and Game shellfish regulations for the Southeast region. more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly meeting of January 13, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 13 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Southeast News

Marc Luiken is state’s new transportation commissioner

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There’s a new boss at the state agency overseeing roads, airports and ferries.

What does civil rights mean to 21st century kids?

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Almost 50 Years after Martin Luther King led the march from Selma to Montgomery, that resulted in the passage of the Voting Rights Act, the landscape of civil rights has changed. There are new faces tackling modern issues in the city of Sitka.

Heavy rains flood creeks, fill reservoirs

A dog reconsiders his walk down the Nelson Logging Road. A 12-foot high tide plus heavy rains sent Starrigavan Creek over its banks at 1 PM today (1-21-15). (Hugh Bevan photo)

There is an upside to having rainy, autumn weather in the middle of winter: both Sitka’s reservoirs are filling up. Frank Rogers, Sitka’s senior hydroelectric operator, says water levels in Blue Lake rose 2 feet overnight on Tuesday (1-20-15), after over two inches of rain fell in the area.

Special on KSTK

Photo of the Week

"Sunset over Elephant's Nose" by Jessica Whitaker

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 asia@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. January is Canada Goose Month. Click on the image above to listen to Tlinget Phrase of the Week for January 23rd through 31st. more
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Statewide News

300 Villages: Lower Kalskag

This week, we're heading to Lower Kalskag – a community of about 250 people on the Kuskokwim River. Janet Evan is the city clerk in Lower Kalskag. Download Audio More

Joint Session to Address Marijuana Decriminalization As Municipalities Scramble to Regulate

Republican Senator Lesil McGuire of Anchorage has introduced the first large-scale bill regulating marijuana like alcohol in Alaska. The measure includes fine points that lawmakers, police, and the public need to adapt November's Ballot Measure 2 into a legal framework. More

Walker Names Transportation Commissioner

There’s a new boss at the state agency overseeing, roads, airports and ferries. Gov. Bill Walker on Friday named Marc Luiken as his commissioner of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Download Audio More

National News

Ukraine's President Hopes To Revive Shattered Peace Process

Petro Poroshenko says that the only way forward in ending the conflict with Russian-backed separatists in the country's east is to revive a cease-fire agreement forged in September in Minsk. More

Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands. More

Several Killed In Egypt Amid Clashes Marking Anniversary Of Uprising

Police crackdown on demonstrators marking the fourth anniversary of mass protests that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. More