Bearfest kicks off in Wrangell Bearfest kicks off in Wrangell

Bearfest kicks off in Wrangell

Bearfest falls on Wrangell Wednesday and along with it bear enthusiasts, live music and new this year, an award-winning chef. “One of the big things that’s happening is that we’ve been able to get Tamara Murphy who is a James Beard award-winning chef from Seattle,” said Bearfest founder Sylvia Ettafagh. Ettafagh says Murphy, who’s been featured on Iron Chef and has owned several successful restaurants, wil … more

Wrangell’s water woes continue and ordinance eliminating tax-free day moves forward Wrangell’s water woes continue and ordinance eliminating tax-free day moves forward

Wrangell's water woes continue and ordinance eliminating tax-free day moves forward

Wrangell’s longstanding water shortage issue caused fish processors to cut water consumption in half and the borough to urge the public to cut down 30 to 50 percent. Wrangell’s assembly and borough manager declared a local emergency disaster July 12. Public works director Amber Al-Haddad updated the assembly at its regular meeting Tuesday. She says her de … more

Southeast weather’s timing just right for a good berry season Southeast weather’s timing just right for a good berry season

Southeast weather's timing just right for a good berry season

If you’re a berry picker in Southeast, you may have noticed it’s been a particularly good season for salmon berries and other berry varieties. Warm weather has been arriving at just the right time to provide a plentiful harvest. Lovey Brock is 71 years old and has been picking berries in Wrangell since she was a kid. “I used to go berry picking with an elderly lady that lived … more

Path to Prosperity finalist hopes to provide Wrangell fresh produce Path to Prosperity finalist hopes to provide Wrangell fresh produce

Path to Prosperity finalist hopes to provide Wrangell fresh produce

Wrangell could soon be part of the farm-to-table trend. Wrangell resident, Dixie Booker, is a finalist in Sealaska’s Path to Prosperity, a contest for entrepreneurs to get their businesses of the ground. Booker hopes to supply Wrangell with fresh produce. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.kstk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/22BearRoots.mp3 Booker said she was … more

Wrangell’s water shortage causes borough to declare local disaster Wrangell’s water shortage causes borough to declare local disaster

Wrangell's water shortage causes borough to declare local disaster

Wrangell is in a water crisis. Between two fish processors and the public, demand is exceeding the water treatment system’s ability to produce clean water. The assembly and borough manager declared a local emergency disaster Tuesday and are asking the public to cut water consumption 30 to 50 percent. http://www.kstk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/20WatCrisis.mp3 Water Plan … more

Local News

Bearfest kicks off in Wrangell

Brown bears look for fish to feed back into the forest ecosystem

Bearfest falls on Wrangell Wednesday and along with it bear enthusiasts, live music and new this year, an award-winning chef. “One of the big things that’s happening is that we’ve been able to get Tamara Murphy who is a James … more
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Wrangell’s water woes continue and ordinance eliminating tax-free day moves forward

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Wrangell’s longstanding water shortage issue caused fish processors to cut water consumption in half and the borough to urge the public to cut down 30 to 50 percent. Wrangell’s assembly and borough manager declared a local emergency disaster July 12. … more
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Southeast weather’s timing just right for a good berry season

Freshly picked salmon berries. (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

If you’re a berry picker in Southeast, you may have noticed it’s been a particularly good season for salmon berries and other berry varieties. Warm weather has been arriving at just the right time to provide a plentiful harvest. Lovey … more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting 6-29-16

City and Borough of Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting AGENDA June 28, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.                                           Location: Assembly Chambers, City … more
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Southeast News

Diesel stove likely cause of boat fire

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A 32-foot commercial fishing boat caught fire early Monday morning (07-25-16) in ANB Harbor. The F/V American Express, a gillnetter, was tied up on the outer side of the transient float. more

19 positions up for election in October

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People can file for office until Aug. 23. The elected positions range from the mayor to the library board. more

State ME identifies body found in Tongass Narrows

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A body found floating in the Tongass Narrows over the weekend has been positively identified by the State Medical Examiner's Office as Harris Hunter Wood II, 63 of Ketchikan. more

Statewide News

Eight tons of chum salmon destroyed after truck spill in Juneau

An estimated 16,000 to 18,000 pounds of chum salmon were destroyed after a truck overturned in downtown Juneau Monday afternoon. The spill blocked Egan Drive, a major roadway leading in and out of downtown. More

Assembly vote means Anchorage business can start growing legal pot

The Anchorage Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a move forward for the municipality's first commercial cannabis business, setting the stage for crops of legal marijuana to be planted in the weeks ahead. More

If election repeats history, will Dems enjoy another ’08 or suffer a ’68?

Delegates at the Democratic National Convention today officially nominated Hillary Clinton for president,to widespread cheering. But outside the arena, thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters banged on security fences, shouting "election fraud." Alaskans attending the convention in Philadelphia say what Sanders voters do after their disappointment could turn the tide of history. More

Special Events

NPR Special Coverage

You can tune in for live coverage of the Democratic National Convention by following the link from 4-7 pm Monday through Thursday. more
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Community Focused Programming

Wrangell Water Crisis Update for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Wrangell is still under a water conservation mandate. The amount of available treated water has stabilized, but the level could easily become critically low again unless water conservation continues. more
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Wrangell’s Recreation and Road Report

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Each week Corree Delabrue from the Wrangell Ranger District provides information on road conditions, logging traffic, recreational reminders, nature observations and more. This is Wrangell's Recreation and Road Report for July 26th through August 2nd. 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. In the month of July, Dungeness crab season opens. more
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National News

Kaine En Español: Pandering Or A Symbol Of Understanding For Latinos?

"Speaking Spanish doesn't mean that he understands the issues," one DNC attendee said. Others Latinos say his language ability reveals a deeper ability to understand issues important to them. More

Trump Calls On Russia To Hack Into Clinton's Emails

A presidential candidate urging such a foreign breach is an unprecedented move. Clinton's campaign said it was a call for "espionage against his political opponent." More

Tortoise Wins Again: Slow And Steady Pace Outruns L.A. Fire

An animal control agency got a call from the sheriff's department about "a tortoise that was running down the street, and away from the fire zone." More