Monthly Archives: March 2008

New and current names in borough election race

The filing deadline has passed and the official candidate list for Wrangell's upcoming May 6 election has just come out. This election will allow voters to decide if Wrangell should become a borough and who should be the borough's elected officials. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

Elementary students jump with heart

In the age of interactive video games, like Nintendo Wii, it's refreshing when a kid picks up an old fashion jump rope and … jumps. That’s what the students of Evergreen Elementary School did on Wednesday morning. Jump Rope for Heart is a national event. And thanks to organizer Holly Hammer, this is its second year in Wrangell. The event helps children understand the important of physical activity while raising money for the American Heart Association. KSTK's Lisa Phu brings us the story.

Wrangell Seafoods pays light bill

At their last meeting, the Wrangell City Council said they would be giving Wrangell Seafoods two business days until their power would be shut off. In those two days, the company could either take care of safety issues associated with having the power shut off, or they could pay their utility bill. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

Council votes yes for new city attorney

Wrangell may see a new city attorney this spring. At their last meeting, the city council voted four-to-three to replace current city attorney Mitch Seaver with Juneau based Amy Gurton Mead. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

Museum features paintings by high school senior

Over a hundred people attended last Friday's opening of two new exhibits at the Wrangell Museum. One of the exhibits, "Paintings by Caleah Gadd," is one of this year's senior projects from the high school. KSTK's Lisa Phu caught up with Gadd and files this report.

Gearing up for Wrangell's second annual fitness triathlon

The second annual fitness triathlon is taking place on July 6. While that date may seem far away, it's never too early to start training. An informational meeting on the fitness triathlon will be held this Wednesday and anyone who's interested is encouraged to attend. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

Wrangell Museum features local artists

The Wrangell Museum will hold an opening for two new exhibits on Friday. Both exhibits feature local Wrangell artists. "Paintings by Caleah Gadd" will run until March 24. And "Gestalt Critter Compositions," photography by Rick Rivard, will run until May. KSTK's Lisa Phu had the opportunity to catch up with Rivard and files this report.

Three Wrangell men ski the Stikine

About a decade ago, a plan was hatched by Stephen Todd to ski the 150 miles of frozen Stikine River from Telegraph Creek to the flats. Joined by two friends Bob Lippert and Scott Forbes, the epic journey was recently completed in fifteen days. With the help of an audiolog made by the three Wrangell men during the trip, KSTK's Lisa Phu brings us the story.

Wrangell Seafoods writes bad checks to city

Last month, Wrangell Seafoods wrote the city of Wrangell five bad checks equaling close to $50,000. This amount plus others mean that WSI is late on fees to the city totaling over $110,000. At Tuesday night's city council meeting, the council said they've had enough. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

Chamber brings Vegas to Wrangell

The Nolan Center was transformed into a Las Vegas casino on Friday night for the annual membership dinner of the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce. The evening was filled with food, cocktails, gambling tables, wedding vows, prizes, and even glimpses of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Tina Turner. KSTK's Lisa Phu was at the event and files this audio postcard.