Lady Wolves play two close games in Haines Lady Wolves play two close games in Haines

Lady Wolves play two close games in Haines

It was a competitive weekend in Haines for the Lady Wolves.  Friday’s game got off to a rocky start with Anna Allen and Kaylyn Easterly each taking three fouls in the first half. The Wolves trailed the Glacier Bears 28-23 at the end of the half. But, the Wolves had a strong presence in the third quarter, scoring 24 points and holding the Bears to just eight. The game came to a close with t … more

Southeast legislators hope to maintain Fish and Game funding Southeast legislators hope to maintain Fish and Game funding

Southeast legislators hope to maintain Fish and Game funding

Gov. Bill Walker proposed cutting about 45 positions and $3.5 million from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s fiscal year 2018 budget in December. That’s significantly smaller than the $11.5 million in cuts over the past two years. But Southeast lawmakers say the department can’t sustain any additional reductions. Lawmakers are back in Juneau to tackle the state’s $3.5 b … more

Wrangell school counselor attends Michelle Obama’s last speech Wrangell school counselor attends Michelle Obama’s last speech

Wrangell school counselor attends Michelle Obama's last speech

Kerry Nordstrom attended the national school counselor award ceremony at the White House. (Courtesy of Nordstrom.) Wrangell middle and high school counselor Kerry Nordstrom was in Washington D.C. Jan. 6 to attend what was Michelle Obama’s last speech as First Lady. Nordstrom attended the event as Alaska’s top school counselor for the 2015-2016 school year.  Obama awarded a Mi … more

Zoning permit in question for Wrangell assisted-living home Zoning permit in question for Wrangell assisted-living home

Zoning permit in question for Wrangell assisted-living home

A conditional use permit for a potential assisted –living home in Wrangell is in question. The Sourdough Lodge, a former bed and breakfast, is planned to offer five assisted-living beds with 11 additional rooms for seniors. The new facility is planned to be called Harbor House. The former Old Sourdough Lodge is planned to become an assisted living facility (Aaron Bolton, KSTK N … more

House Rep. Ortiz tours District 36 ahead of legislative session House Rep. Ortiz tours District 36 ahead of legislative session

House Rep. Ortiz tours District 36 ahead of legislative session

House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz stopped in Wrangell Tuesday to give the Wrangell Borough Assembly a preview of his goals going into the legislative session beginning on Jan. 17. With few options to fill the $3 billion budget gap, Ortiz explained that the restructuring of the PFD and additional broad-based taxes are likely to be pushed through this session. document.createEl … more

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Lady Wolves play two close games in Haines

Varsity girls basketball team huddles

It was a competitive weekend in Haines for the Lady Wolves.  Friday’s game got off to a rocky start with Anna Allen and Kaylyn Easterly each taking three fouls in the first half. The Wolves trailed the Glacier Bears 28-23 … more
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Southeast legislators hope to maintain Fish and Game funding

A state Department of Fish and Game staffer works on sampling fish for a study on toxic metal concentrations in Tulsequah and Taku river fish. (Photo courtesy Department of Fish and Game)

Gov. Bill Walker proposed cutting about 45 positions and $3.5 million from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s fiscal year 2018 budget in December. That’s significantly smaller than the $11.5 million in cuts over the past two years. But … more
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Wrangell school counselor attends Michelle Obama’s last speech

Kerry Nordstrom attended the national school counselor award ceremony at the White House. (Courtesy of Nordstrom.)

Wrangell middle and high school counselor Kerry Nordstrom was in Washington D.C. Jan. 6 to attend what was Michelle Obama’s last speech as First Lady. Nordstrom attended the event as Alaska’s top school counselor for the 2015-2016 school year.  Obama … more
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Southeast News

KPU back on hydro after warm, wet weekend

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All that rain was good for something. But it wasn't all good: One power outage over the weekend was storm-related. more

Assembly delays decision on taxing shipyard

Ketchikan's shipyard is seen in 2012. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld)

A proposal to charge the Ketchikan Shipyard property tax or an equivalent payment in lieu of taxes was postponed by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday. more

Petersburg Mental Health director awarded sabbatical

Susan Ohmer is the Executive Director of Petersburg Mental Health Services. Photo courtesy of Susan Ohmer

Susan Ohmer, Executive Director of Petersburg Mental Health Services, was awarded a four month sabbatical through the Rasmuson Foundation. more

Statewide News

Here’s why your street isn’t plowed yet

Back-to-back storms, a tricky division of labor, and budget cuts contribute to a perception of lagging snow-removal. Listen now More

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Legislative session kicks off in Juneau; Pilot, passenger on downed aircraft near Pilot Point evaced Monday night; Airport shooting suspect back in court for bail hearing; Interior pick firmly against fed land transfer, with wiggle room for Alaska; Earthquakes shake waters off Elfin Cove; Trio makes CB 300 history; Alaska Highway 75th anniversary events to include tribute to black soldiers’ key role; Scientist says vanishing clouds have lead to colder temperatures; Interior Alaska hit with abnormally chilly weather; Bean's Cafe moves to 24-hour schedule to alleviate cold patrons; Here's why your street isn't plowed yet Listen now More

Alaska Highway 75th anniversary events to include tribute to black soldiers’ key role

75 years ago, the U.S. Army began work on a road to connect the far-flung territory of Alaska to the continental United States. This week, the town at the end of that road, Delta Junction, will consider a proposal to celebrate the Alaska Highway’s 75th anniversary. Organizers of a statewide effort to commemorate the anniversary say the highway represents an important historical achievement and a breakthrough in race relations. Listen now More

Community Focused Programming

Double Header Basketball Weekend

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Follow the Wrangell Wolves and Lady Wolves this weekend on the home court. The Craig Panthers and Lady Panthers will be in town to play against Wrangell and everyone is encouraged to head to the gym to enjoy high school basketball. If you can’t make it to the gym, KSTK will air the boys and girls varsity games both nights. Tune in to KSTK 101.7 fm for the live broadcast! Click 'more' for game times. 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. January is Canada goose month. Click on the image above and listen to Tlingit Phrase of the Week for the second week of January. more
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National News

Obama Pardons Famous Hotelier And Baseball Star

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