Wrangell doctor found guilty of sharing child porn Wrangell doctor found guilty of sharing child porn

Wrangell doctor found guilty of sharing child porn

Former Wrangell Dr. Greg Salard has been found guilty of distributing and receiving child pornography. The 12-person jury returned Tuesday with a verdict in U.S. District Court after an hour and a half of deliberations. A third, lesser charge for possession was set aside, because receipt and possession of child pornography would essentially amount to double jeopardy, Assistant U.S. Atto … more

Mallott: U.S.-Canada commission won’t take up B.C. mines Mallott: U.S.-Canada commission won’t take up B.C. mines

Mallott: U.S.-Canada commission won't take up B.C. mines

Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, center, holds a press conference May 4 with B.C. Mines Minister Bill Bennett and Environment Minister Mary Polak. Bennett will meet on transboundary mine issues with officials in Juneau Aug. 22-24. (Photo courtesy B.C. government) Alaska critics of British Columbia mines probably won’t get any help from a cross-boundary panel they’ve asked to take on the … more

Update: Opening statements held in trial of former Wrangell doctor Update: Opening statements held in trial of former Wrangell doctor

Update: Opening statements held in trial of former Wrangell doctor

Opening statements were held Wednesday in the jury trial of a former Wrangell doctor accused of possessing child pornography. Greg Salard is facing three felony counts for receipt, possession and distribution of child porn. Opening statements began after a 14-person jury was seated late Wednesday morning at the U.S. District Court in Juneau. Prosecutor Leslie Fisher said the FBI monitored the … more

Southeast Beasts get nonprofit status Southeast Beasts get nonprofit status

Southeast Beasts get nonprofit status

Runners get ready to start the 2014 Alaska Day race. The Southeast Beasts hosted the event and brought live music to town. (Asia Fisher/KSTK) Wrangell running group The Southeast Beasts is now officially a nonprofit organization. Lucy Robinson is the founder and executive director of the Southeast Beasts. She said she felt a sense of relief when the application was recently approved because the grou … more

BC mine to reopen after 2014 disaster BC mine to reopen after 2014 disaster

BC mine to reopen after 2014 disaster

Hazeltine Creek, once a narrow waterway, is filled with mud, silt and logs following August 2014’s tailings dam breach at the nearby Mount Polley Mine. (Photo courtesy Chris Blake/MineWatch Canada) A British Columbia mine that’s become a symbol of mineral extraction’s environmental threats will reopen next month. Provincial officials have granted the Mount Polley Mine conditional approval to resume … more

Local News

WCA celebrates cultural center’s grand opening

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The Wrangell Cooperative Association cut the ribbon on its cultural center and carving shed Saturday, completing the second phase of the tribe’s three-part Native cultural revival plan. The center will serve as a place for recreating eight sacred totem poles and for teaching Native arts. more
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Wrangell doctor found guilty of sharing child porn

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Former Wrangell Dr. Greg Salard has been found guilty of distributing and receiving child pornography. The 12-person jury returned Tuesday with a verdict in U.S. District Court after an hour and a half of deliberations. more
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Rep. Ortiz talks revenue solutions, BC mines

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District 36 independent Rep. Dan Ortiz was in Wrangell over the weekend to talk with residents about possible solutions to the state budget deficit. more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of July 28, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, July 28 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Southeast News

The line in the slime: Alaska makes stand against D.vex in Sitka

Alaska is going to war against an invasive species in Sitka, and its weapon is science. With help from the Smithsonian, the state is hoping to eradicate an invasive sea squirt in Sitka’s Whiting Harbor.

Subsistence Board vote makes Saxman rural again

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The Federal Subsistence Board voted during a work session Tuesday in Anchorage to return communities to the status they held before 2007. That’s the year the board decided to make Saxman non-rural, an action that Saxman residents and other Native leaders have fought against ever since.

Sitka Assembly explores taking over Halibut Point Rec

Sunset from Halibut Point State Recreation Area in Sitka. This park -- like others in Sitka -- will transfer into private management on July 1.

Sitka will likely take over management of the Halibut Point State Recreation Area. But that doesn’t mean the city is happy about it.

Statewide News

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Alaska Senators No Fans of Iran Deal; Psychiatric Facility For Vets Opens In Anchorage; In Blow To the State, Court Strikes Down Roadless Rule Exemption in the Tongass; Jim Johnsen Named New University of Alaska President; Wrangell Doc Found Guilty of Sharing Child Porn; Saxman Regains Rural Status; Dalton Highway Gets A Post-Flood Facelift; Report: Alaska Falls Short on Curbing LBGT Discrimination In The Workplace; On Love, Adoption and Raising 3 Kids With FASD Download Audio More

Alaska Senators No Fans of Iran Deal

The Obama administration faced a tough crowd this morning as it defended its nuclear agreement with Iran in Congress. Both of Alaska’s senators are among the chorus of lawmakers who say the deal is bad for the U.S. Download Audio More

Conservationists Declare Victory in Court’s Tongass Road Ruling

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a 2003 exemption today that would have made it possible to build roads through the Tongass National Forest. Download Audio More

Special on KSTK

KSTK Board Seat Open

Photo by Asia Fisher

KSTK is looking to fill an empty seat on the KSTK Board of Directors. Anyone interested in actively participating in KSTK special events, fundraising and other aspects of keeping KSTK strong is encouraged to submit a letter of interest. more
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Photo of the Week

Fireweed at Inner Harbor
by Andrea Laughlin

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 July 28th through August 4th. 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. July.... when the fish return month. In the month of July, we are jarring dog salmon eggs. Click on the player above to listen to Tlingit Phrase of the Week for July 28th through August 4th more
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National News

Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area. More

Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner

A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year. More

Michel Platini Is Running For President Of Scandal-Plagued FIFA

Currently the president of European soccer's governing body and a FIFA vice president, he is considered a heavy favorite. The presidential contest follows a major corruption scandal. More

Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of July 28, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, July 28 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of June 23, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, June 23 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of June 9, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, June 9 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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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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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of May 12, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, May 12 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of April 28, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, April 28 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of April 14, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, April 14 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of March 24, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, March 24 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of March 10, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, March 10 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of February 24, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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