Local News

Borough assembly awards bids for paving, park benches

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The Wrangell Borough Assembly awarded bids Friday for paving the Marine Service Center and for new benches on Front Street. more
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TBPC fires general manager

The Thomas Bay Power Commission voted Wednesday to fire the general manager of the Thomas Bay Power Authority. The unanimous decision comes after TBPA General Manager Michael Nicholls missed TBPC meetings in June and failed to turn over documents requested by the commission. more
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Patrick Mayer takes over as superintendent for Wrangell schools

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Patrick Mayer replaced Rich Rhodes as superintendent of the Wrangell school district. Mayer was previously a high school principal in Delta Junction. more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of June 24, 2014

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 24th in Assembly Chambers. Click "more" here to listen to the audio of that meeting. more
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Special Events

Wrangell’s Tlingit Phrase of the Week

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Click here to listen to this week's Tlingit Phrase of the week! more
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Southeast News

The White Elephant Shop at a crossroads

There are now a handful of thrift shops and consignment stores in Sitka, but for decades there was only one: The White Elephant. In business for over 50 years, the White E -- as locals call it -- has contributed millions of dollars to support nonprofits, and to assist individuals in need of a helping hand. Until recently, the organization was run exclusively by volunteers more

John Littlefield’s legacy: Teaching subsistence as advocacy

Sitkans this week will mark 40 days since the passing of John Littlefield with a traditional celebration of his life. The food will be wild, local, and plentiful -- thanks in large part to his legacy. John Littlefield was a clan uncle, a father, a husband, and electrical contractor. But most of all, he was a passionate advocate for traditional subsistence rights. more

French: Trading up to the 3rd floor of the capitol

Sen. Hollis French is making another bid for the executive branch, this time as Lt. Governor. The 12-year veteran of the Alaska state senate ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2010. French was in Sitka Monday (7-7-14) as part of a 10-day campaign swing through Southeast Alaska. He's been instrumental in organizing a citizen initiative to repeal the governor's oil tax bill -- SB 21 -- and says he'll make a good team with Byron Mallot. more

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Photo of the Week

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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 this week’s album on Facebook. more
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Statewide News

Denali Commission Money Survives House

Congressman Don Young fends off incursion from fiscal hawks, but the commission remains a shadow of its former self. Download Audio More

Fairbanks Wind Energy Battle Continues

A Fairbanks based alternative energy company continues to push Golden Valley Electric Association to buy more of its wind power. Alaska Environmental Power operates a wind farm in Delta Junction, and recently teamed with an Anchorage law firm on a report it hopes will sway utility members. Download Audio More

Rep. Guttenberg Looks To Jumpstart Fairbanks LNG

State Representative David Guttenberg wants to jumpstart Fairbanks’ conversion to natural gas heating. The state is pursuing a public private project to process North Slope gas and truck it to Fairbanks, but Gutenberg says it faces a familiar problem. Download Audio More

National News

Desmond Tutu Backs Britain's 'Assisted Dying' Bill

The retired Anglican bishop said former South African President Nelson Mandela's end-of-life robbed him of his dignity. More

'Without Tommy, There's No Ramones'

Drummer Tommy Ramone died at the age of 65 on Friday. He was the last original member of the punk band that gave him his name. Their music was influential, but ahead of its time. More

Moscow Warns Ukraine Over Alleged Shelling Of Russian Town

If the Kremlin's claim is true, it would be the first time that Moscow has reported casualties on its side of the border in such an incident. More