WCA celebrates cultural center’s grand opening WCA celebrates cultural center’s grand opening

WCA celebrates cultural center's grand opening

Dancers kick off the grand opening of the Wrangell Cooperative Association Cultural Center on Saturday, July 25, 2015. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK) 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 tot … more

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

Local News

Assembly wants alternative to hospital’s request for line of credit

The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday rejected Wrangell Medical Center’s request to seek a line of credit from a bank or financial institution. Instead, the borough plans to set $500,000 aside for the hospital to access quickly in case it runs out of cash. more
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Assembly to ease into new property tax due date

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

After changing the borough’s property tax due date earlier this year, the Wrangell Borough Assembly is trying to give property owners one year to adjust to the change. more
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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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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

Ketchikan tobacco tax to go before voters

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The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved a first reading of a tobacco tax Monday, but also agreed to set it in front of voters, and to dedicate at least half the net revenue for smoking cessation programs.

Fire destroys Sitka trailer home

A fire on Saturday night (8-3-15) destroyed a Sitka trailer home, but all three occupants escaped unhurt. The blaze was apparently sparked by fireworks.

Garrison to step down from school board

The April 15 meeting was billed as a "final" budget hearing, but the School Board postponed a final vote until after the legislature makes its decisions on education funding. From left: Sitka Schools Superintendent Mary Wegner, and School Board members Tom Conley, Jennifer Robinson, Lon Garrison, Tim Fulton, Kaya Duguay, and Cass Pook. (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW)

Sitka School Board President Lon Garrison is stepping down, after eight years on the board and five as its head. He’ll be moving to Juneau to take a position with the Association of Alaska School Boards.

Statewide News

3,000 in Anchorage to Lose Food Stamps Under Change to Work Requirement

Residents across the state told of changes in a June letter detailing work requirements many must meet in order to qualify for benefits longer than three months. Download Audio: More

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 3, 2015

3,000 In Anchorage to Lose Food Stamps After Work Requirement Change; Alaska Exempt From New Federal Clean Power Rules; Murkowski Votes to Move Planned Parenthood Defunding Bill; Summer Work Underway at Red Devil Mine in Advance of Big Cleanup; Pregnant Kotlik Woman Loses Child After Assault; Former NICU Parent Helps Others Navigate A Stressful Time; With Subsistence Foods Running Short, Bering Strait Villages Receive A Donation of Halibut; Gambell Basketball Player Chooses Between Hometown Team and Seattle Offer Download Audio More

Alaska Exempt From New Federal Clean Power Rules, For Now

The White House and the EPA today released the final version of its rule to cut carbon emissions from power plants. The administration's Clean Power Plan sets targets that states have to meet and requires them to submit plans detailing how they will acheive them. But Alaska will not have to comply with new mandates, at least not yet. 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

Delta And American Ban Big Game Trophies As Airline Freight

Delta said in a statement on Monday that, effective immediately, it "will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo trophies." American followed hours later. More

Could Your Child's Picky Eating Be A Sign Of Depression?

Most young children who are extra choosy about what they'll eat eventually outgrow the habit. But research finds that in extreme cases, the pickiness may be linked to depression or social anxiety. More

From The Eye Of The Hurricane To Near Oblivion: Katrina's Forgotten Town

Tiny Pearlington, Miss., was obliterated 10 years ago. In a town of 1,700, only two houses stood relatively unscathed. Volunteers did most rebuilding, for better or worse, and recovery has been slow. 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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