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

Downtown waterfront development team seeks public input Downtown waterfront development team seeks public input

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 from Shoemaker” by Mike Klosterman 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

Innovation Summit looks outside the box

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More than 200 business leaders, researchers and policy-makers gather in Juneau this week for the 2015 Innovation Summit. more
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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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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

AMHS to close ferry bar service this winter

The ferry Taku sails into the Wrangell Narrows on its way south in 2013. It's part of an aging fleet needing repair or replacement. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

The Alaska Marine Highway is closing bars on state ferries, a move that state Department of Transportation officials say will save about $750,000 a year.

Flu shots, hand hygiene encouraged to avoid winter illness

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Local health care providers are encouraging people to get a flu shot if they haven’t already and to practice good hygiene in the midst of wintertime cold and flu season.

Public meetings set on TLMP amendment

The Tongass National Forest makes up most of Southeast Alaska (Courtesy U.S. Forest Service)

The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled three public meetings in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan to update the public on the proposed Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment.

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Photo of the Week

"Sunset from Shoemaker" by Mike Klosterman

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

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. 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

Delta To Add Year-Round Competition In Juneau, Fairbanks

Delta Air Lines will fly year-round between Juneau and Seattle starting in May. This is a change from just offering flights during the summer, and could signal more Delta service coming to the state in the future. More

APD Responds To Shooting Death

Early Tuesday morning Anchorage police responded to a fatal shooting at an apartment complex at East 41st Court. Two people were shot, a man and a woman. The man was dead on the scene. No arrests yet. More

Proposed ASD budget includes 24 new teachers

The Anchorage School District’s proposed $770 million budget for next year includes 24 new teaching positions and only cuts four administrative positions. More

National News

Obama Meets New Saudi King, Balancing Human Rights, U.S. Interests

The president cut short his visit to India to travel to Saudi Arabia. There, he met King Salman, who ascended to the throne last week following the death of his half-brother, Abdullah. More

Number Of Exonerations Last Year Reached New Highs, Report Finds

The National Registry of Exonerations says 125 people were exonerated in 2014 after being falsely convicted of crimes. The number surpasses the previous record of 91 set in 2013. More

Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports? More