Wrangell faces water shortage Wrangell faces water shortage

Wrangell faces water shortage

Wrangell officials are asking residents to reduce water consumption because of a shortage at the community’s reservoirs. Water levels at both reservoirs are low for this time of year due to a lack of spring rainfall and snowpack runoff. Borough Manager Jeff Jabusch said reservoir levels dropped quickly and are now falling more slowly. “It’s not at a panic stage yet, but it wouldn’t take too much longer,R … more

Assembly approves funds for trail project Assembly approves funds for trail project

Assembly approves funds for trail project

Participants in a trail design workshop in Wrangell use clinometer devices to measure the grade of the terrain. (Photo courtesy of Amber Al-Haddad) The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday approved a change to this year’s budget to provide matching funds for a local trail project. Wrangell secured a grant from the Federal Lands Access Program to pay for a Mt. Dewey trail extension. The new trail wi … more

WCA tests Wrangell shellfish for contaminants WCA tests Wrangell shellfish for contaminants

WCA tests Wrangell shellfish for contaminants

Volunteers dig up clams and cockles on a Wrangell beach as part of a WCA IGAP effort to test shellfish for contaminants on Monday, April 20, 2015. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK) The Wrangell Cooperative Association recently won federal funding to test shellfish from Wrangell beaches. The tribal government wants to make sure clams and cockles are still safe to eat after a sinking tug boat leaked fu … more

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Red Chris Mine gets closer to full production Red Chris Mine gets closer to full production

Red Chris Mine gets closer to full production

The Red Chris Mine’s first shipment of copper concentrate was sent out April 11, 2015. (www.imperialmetals.com) A British Columbia mine upriver from Wrangell and Petersburg is one step closer to full production after reaching a benefits agreement with a First Nation group last weekend. Red Chris is a copper and gold mine in the Stikine River watershed on the traditional territory of th … more

Local News

Wrangell faces water shortage

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Wrangell officials are asking residents to reduce water consumption because of a shortage at the community’s reservoirs. more
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Borough Assembly approves FY16 budget

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Although major budget cuts are being made at the state level, Wrangell residents will not see any significant changes in municipal services. But next year’s budget will have a small deficit. more
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Screened-in hot tub on Stikine to close for one month

The screened-in hot tub at the Chief Shakes Hot Springs will be closed July 15 through Aug. 15, 2015. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)

The screened-in tub and adjacent changing room at Chief Shakes Hot Springs on the Stikine River will be closed from July 15 to August 15. more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of May 26, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, May 26 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Southeast News

Assembly passes budget with million dollar shortfall

Sitka is still struggling to come up with funding for the School District and Sitka Community Hospital. (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW)

The Sitka Assembly passed a budget for the coming year on first reading last night (5-27-15). But that budget still has a million-dollar hole. The shortfall is significantly larger than expected even a week ago.

Marijuana committee discusses ban and zoning options

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The Ad Hoc Marijuana Advisory Committee was updated on proposed state regulations of commercial pot sales and discussed ban options and zoning at its meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Ten run for five Sealaska Corp. board seats

Sealaska Plaza is the location of the regional Native corporation's Juneau headquarters.  Shareholders are casting ballots to fill five board of directors seats.  (File photo/KTOO)

Five independent candidates are challenging the same number of incumbents for seats on the Sealaska board of directors.

Statewide News

House Republicans: Take It Or Leave It

After weeks of an impasse, House Republicans have a new message for Democrats: Take our latest budget package, or we’ll go around you. Download Audio: More

Protests continue outside LIO over education funding and medicaid expansion

Alaskans express their frustration at the legislature about education funding through song. Download Audio: More

Fairbanks Navigates Pot Legalization

The Fairbanks North Star Borough is holding a public meeting Wednesday on proposed rules for marijuana businesses. Download Audio: More

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Take a chance to win in KSTK's 50/50 cash raffle! Tickets are $25.00 each and ONLY 250 tickets will be sold. If all tickets are sold, the winner will walk away with $3,125.00! We will draw on or before June 15th, 2015. Tickets are available from any KSTK staff member, board member, and at KSTK. You can also purchase over the phone with a credit card at (907) 874-2345. more
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Special on KSTK

Photo of the Week

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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 photo@kstk.org. more
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Community Focused Programming

Recreation & Road Report

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The Weekly Recreation and Road Report provides information on road conditions, logging traffic, cabin access, nature observations and other information valuable to those recreating in the Tongass National Forest. The Recreation and Road Report is produced in the studios of KSTK by Corree Delabrue, Forest Service Interpreter for the Tongass National Forest at the Wrangell Ranger District. This is the Weekly Recreation and Road report for May 19th - 29th. more
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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. May is Tenth Month. In the month of May, it's time to eat salmon berry sprouts. This is the Tlingit Phrase of the Week for May 26 through June 1. more
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The Worst Kind Of Groundhog Day: Let's Talk (Again) About Diversity In Publishing

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