Former doctor headed to prison for downloading child pornography Former doctor headed to prison for downloading child pornography

Former doctor headed to prison for downloading child pornography

Former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard will spend the next 20 years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. Salard was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Juneau on Tuesday after his conviction during a jury trial in Juneau last July. Salard appeared in court slightly thinner and without his horseshoe moustache. He smiled at his wife and a family friend in … more

Forest Service seeks input on new Anan master plan, mooring float Forest Service seeks input on new Anan master plan, mooring float

Forest Service seeks input on new Anan master plan, mooring float

This map shows where the mooring float may be situated in Anan Bay. (Courtesy USFS) A controversial dock project at the Anan Wildlife Observatory near Wrangell was scrapped last fall after it was found to be too expensive, and now the U.S. Forest Service has a new draft plan for accessing the observatory and for constructing additional improvements. The Wrangell Ranger Dis … more

U.S. prosecutors recommend 20 years in prison for Salard U.S. prosecutors recommend 20 years in prison for Salard

U.S. prosecutors recommend 20 years in prison for Salard

Federal prosecutors are recommending a 20-year prison term followed by a lifetime of supervised release for former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard ahead of his sentencing hearing next week. Salard was convicted last summer on felony charges of distribution and receipt of child pornography. The possible sentence for each count is five to 20 years in prison, followed by supervised releas … more

Alaska sends second draft of transboundary agreement to B.C. Alaska sends second draft of transboundary agreement to B.C.

Alaska sends second draft of transboundary agreement to B.C.

Mining at Red Chris in February 2015. (imperialmetals.com) Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott sent the second draft of a Statement of Cooperation to British Columbia officials last week as part of an ongoing effort to preserve water quality and fisheries of the Stikine, Taku, Unuk and Alsek rivers. Mallott said although the Statement of Cooperation is legally non-binding, it will build agr … more

Borough Assembly approves capital project list, bumps up new fire truck Borough Assembly approves capital project list, bumps up new fire truck

Borough Assembly approves capital project list, bumps up new fire truck

Water main breaks on St. Michaels Street. Water main replacement is the second priority for Wrangell’s capital budget requests. Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday approved the community’s list of capital budget requests for the next fiscal year and made the need for a new fire truck one of the top priorities. The first two pr … more

Local News

SEAPA’s Swan Lake expansion on track for completion this fall

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The Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) is on track to complete an expansion of its hydro storage capacity by October 2016. more
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Former doctor headed to prison for downloading child pornography

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Former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard will spend the next 20 years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. more
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Salard sentenced to 20 years in prison

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Former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for receipt and distribution of child pornography. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of February 9, 2016

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Southeast News

Petersburg police arrest escaped inmate

22-year-old Jacob Sturgeon. Photo courtesy Petersburg PD

Police arrested 22-year-old Jacob Sturgeon this afternoon at about 4 p.m. in a shed behind a home on Lumber Street.

Common sense can help keep unwanted animals out of traps

This eagle was found stuck in a trap along Cabin Creek road. The bird was released with the help from ADF&G. Photo courtesy of Jordan Wiener

Local trappers and dog walkers weigh in on the traditional yet sometimes controversial hunting practice.

Search on for escaped inmate in Petersburg

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Petersburg police are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Petersburg jail Friday morning. Police reported the escape of 22-year-old Jacob Sturgeon of Petersburg just before 11 o’clock Friday morning. He reportedly removed his shirt and shoes while running past the borough’s public works shop on South Second Street. Sturgeon was described as 5 foot nine inches, 180 pounds with brown hair.

Statewide News

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

FAA break-up bill clears U.S. House committee; organizations call for ban of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters; KPC graduate takes first job with BlueCrest; Anchorage, Willow will host Iditarod starts despite low snow; Sass first to leave Dawson in Yukon Quest; humane society addresses uproar over Coco’s last day; AK: Leveraging your leopard: the biz behind Alaska's only zoo; 49 Voices: Laurie Fernandes of Anchorage. Download Audio More

FAA break-up bill clears U.S. House committee

A bill to privatize the nation’s air traffic controllers cleared the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House last night. Rep. Don Young says he amended it to protect Essential Air Service and Alaska's air taxis. Download Audio More

Solutions sought for lack of detox beds in South central Alaska

The director of the Ernie Turner Center says they need more beds to help people detox. AFACT is hosting a community meeting to discuss solutions. 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. February is black bear month. In the month of February, it is really cold. more
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National News

Brazilian Military Takes Aim At Mosquito Problem

On Saturday, 220,000 soldiers across Brazil are going door to door to raise awareness about the Zika virus, and promote mosquito control efforts that could slow the disease's spread. More

This Week In Sports: NBA All-Star Game; What About NHL Concussions?

The NBA's All Star Game starts this weekend. NPR's Linda Wertheimer and Howard Bryant of ESPN talk about the upcoming basketball exhibition, the Golden State Warriors and concussions in the NHL. More

NATO, Russia Aiming For Syria Cease-Fire

Last year's war in Ukraine dominated the Munich Security Conference. This year, Russia's intervention in the Middle East has put the focus on Syria. Michele Kelemen speaks to NPR's Linda Wertheimer. More