Julie Decker seeks re-election to assembly Julie Decker seeks re-election to assembly

Julie Decker seeks re-election to assembly

There are two candidates for two three-year terms on the Wrangell Borough Assembly in the Oct. 4 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election. Incumbent Julie Decker and write-in candidate Patty Gilbert are running unopposed for those two seats. KSTK’s Aaron Bolton spoke with Julie Decker about her candidacy. KSTK hopes to have Patty Gilbert’s interview next week. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.kstk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Julie-Decker-Final.wav

Southeast economy indicators look good despite state budget issues Southeast economy indicators look good despite state budget issues

Southeast economy indicators look good despite state budget issues

According to a Southeast Conference study, Southeast Alaska’s economy is looking really good, despite the state’s fiscal uncertainty. Several private sector industries are on the upswing as the state downsizes. Southeast Conference Economic Development Planner Meilani Schijvens presented the current state of the region’s economy Tuesday at the organization’s annual meeti … more

Native leaders call for federal involvement on transboundary mining Native leaders call for federal involvement on transboundary mining

Native leaders call for federal involvement on transboundary mining

A group of Alaska Native leaders said the Alaska congressional delegation’s Sept. 8 letter to the U.S. State Department on transboundary mining is not enough. The United Tribal Transboundary Mining Group, a union of 15 federally recognized Alaska tribes, said the International Joint Commission, which addresses U.S.-Canada water issues, needs to become involved now. “We … more

Sen. Bert Stedman and House candidate Bob Sivertsen campaign in Wrangell Sen. Bert Stedman and House candidate Bob Sivertsen campaign in Wrangell

Sen. Bert Stedman and House candidate Bob Sivertsen campaign in Wrangell

Republican Sen. Bert Stedman along with House District 36 Candidate Bob Sivertsen made a campaign stop in Wrangell this week. Stedman is running unopposed in the District R race. He said he’s been making stops across Southeast since July 25 in case there were to be a write-in candidate and lending support to Sivertsen. Sen. Bert Stedman reacts to … more

Wrangell may have solution to growing scrap metal issue Wrangell may have solution to growing scrap metal issue

Wrangell may have solution to growing scrap metal issue

Wrangell could soon see a sustainable solution to its growing scrap metal pile at the city dump. Waste Management is working on proposals for all Southeast Alaska Regional Solid Waste Authority – or SEASWA – communities that could provide regular removal of scrap metal and hazardous waste. Public Works Director Amber Al-Haddad said Wrangell’s dump is running out of room and low scr … more

Local News

Julie Decker seeks re-election to assembly

There are two candidates for two three-year terms on the Wrangell Borough Assembly in the Oct. 4 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election. Incumbent Julie Decker and write-in candidate Patty Gilbert are running unopposed for those two seats. KSTK’s Aaron Bolton spoke … more
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Mayor Jack seeking re-election

Mayor David Jack

There are two candidates for Wrangell Borough Mayor in the Oct. 4 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election. Incumbent Mayor David Jack is running against Kipha Valvoda for another two-year term. Jack talked to KSTK’s Aaron Bolton about his candidacy. more
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Southeast economy indicators look good despite state budget issues

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According to a Southeast Conference study, Southeast Alaska’s economy is looking really good, despite the state’s fiscal uncertainty. Several private sector industries are on the upswing as the state downsizes. Southeast Conference Economic Development Planner Meilani Schijvens presented the current … more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting 9-13-16

City and Borough of Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting AGENDA September 13, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.                          Location: Assembly Chambers, City Hall 1. CALL TO ORDER a. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE … more
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Southeast News

Searchers suspect hiker fell to his death

The body of a missing hiker was found by searchers in Sitka on Friday afternoon (09-23-16). SAR captain Lance Ewers believes Hansen slipped while hiking off-trail on his way down Mt. Verstovia. more

UPDATE: Body of missing hiker found

Michael Hansen was last seen leaving his apartment at 10:30 a.m. Monday. His vehicle was found at the trailhead, off Sawmill Creek Road, at noon today , 9-20-16. (Courtesy Sitka Search and Rescue)

The body of Michael Hansen was found by searchers earlier today (09/23/16). Hansen’s family has been notified of his death and the investigation is ongoing. more

Maritime industry looks to train a skilled workforce

The Maritime Works panel sits in front of the Southeast Conference gathering, Sept. 20, in Petersburg. (from left) Kris Norosz, Julie Decker, Doug Ward, Cari Ann Carty. Photo/Angela Denning

There is a lack of skilled workers in the maritime industry so a group of maritime industry businesses called Maritime Works has partnered with training programs in the state to fill that gap. more

Statewide News

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

State Superior judge okays Mat-Su marijuana vote; Obama addresses tribes one more time; Doyon's $2b discount: Fair play or 'rip off'?; Lance Mackey withdraws from 2017 Iditarod; Nanwalek school converts garage into classroom; why Alaska utilities can build now, ask for rate increases later; State cuts will stifle Southeast’s economic growth; Body of missing hiker found in Sitka; guide in mauling near Angoon was storied Fish & Game researcher LaVern Beier; 'I'm a girl': Knowing who you are at 4-years-old Listen Now More

Body of missing hiker found in Sitka

The body of a missing hiker was found by searchers in Sitka on Friday afternoon. Listen Now More

Sitka’s hospitals consider integrating operations

A consultant’s plan released this month recommends Sitka’s two hospitals combine operations. More

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. In the month of September, you can jig halibut. Click on the image above and listen to Tlingit Phrase of the Week for the fifth week of September. more
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National News

Live Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time

NPR reporters and editors are live annotating Monday night's debate. Read the latest fact check, analysis and context here. More

Clinton And Trump Clash In Tense First Presidential Debate

The Republican nominee came out aggressively against Clinton, often interrupting her and talking over her, but the Democratic nominee didn't pull her punches either. More

Accused Washington State Mall Gunman Confesses To Killing 5 People

20-year-old Arcan Cetin was arrested Saturday evening after the shooting in Burlington, Wash., on Friday. He is charged with five counts of first-degree murder. More