Monthly Archives: January 2008

Senator Stevens opposes Alaska-Canada border regulation

Starting January 31, new border crossing requirements will be imposed on Alaskans traveling from Canada back into the state. U.S. citizens crossing land and sea borders will have to present documentary proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate, as well as a government-issued photo identification card. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports. more

Carving shed committee underway

Several community members in Wrangell have joined forces to form the carving shed committee. What's starting out as just a group of individuals getting together may end up being something that brings the community together. KSTK's Lisa Phu recently spoke with committee co-chair John Martin and files this report. more

Forecaster predicts the rest of Wrangell's winter

As the beginning of February approaches, many of you may be wondering how much longer is this cold snap going to last? Or how much more snow will we see this winter? KSTK's Lisa Phu talks to a forecaster at the Juneau office of the National Weather Service to find out what wintry weather surprises lay ahead. more

Alaska Airlines makes emergency landings in Ketchikan

Within one week, Alaska Airlines flight 64 had to make two emergency landings in Ketchikan due to a problem with the wing flaps. Southbound flight 64 runs daily between Anchorage and Seattle with stops in Juneau, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Ketchikan. KSTK's Lisa Phu files this report. more

Martin draws many to H2O aerobics

Water aerobics classes at the parks and rec pool offer a different way to exercise. KSTK's Lisa Phu went to the pool Monday morning during Vicci Martin's water aerobics class and files this audio postcard. more

PowerSchool gives power to parents

PowerSchool is a web-based student information system which made its debut in the Wrangell middle and high schools at the beginning of the school year. More recently, the component of PowerSchool that allows parent accessibility was launched. This means parents can look at their child's grades whenever they want. KSTK's Lisa Phu looks at how this is affecting the teachers, the parents, and the students. more

Wrangell ranger district reorganizes staff

For over a year, the entire Tongass National Forest has been going through a staff reorganization process. KSTK's Lisa Phu looks at how it affects the community of Wrangell. more

City council creates seafood infrastucture committee

Since October, the city council has been toying with the idea of a seafood infrastructure committee and an enterprise fund for seafood industry matters. At Tuesday night's city council meeting, they finally did something about it. KSTK's Lisa Phu brings us more news from city council. more

Wrangell council will hold workshop on Four Dam Pool break-up

At a previous city council meeting earlier this month, the council approved the process of contracting attorney Eric Redman to assist the city in Four Dam Pool issues. Last night during the city council meeting, the council discussed what directions to give Redman regarding the proposed break-up. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports. more

Wrangell mayor Tom Sims talks about big city issues

With 2008 well underway, the city has been out of holiday mode for quite some time and deep into business mode. And Tom Sims, Wrangell's newest mayor, can no longer be considered a rookie. Recently KSTK’s Lisa Phu had the chance to sit down and talk to the mayor. She posed the question, what is the city busy with these days? more