Monthly Archives: April 2008

City of Wrangell employees join union

Earlier this month, the Wrangell city council approved a collective bargaining agreement between the city of Wrangell and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, or IBEW. This means that over 20 city workers are now part of a union.

Many help Wrangell dedicate new harbor

The dedication of Wrangell's Heritage Harbor took place on April 25. A crowd of about fifty people were present including members of city staff and city officials. Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Transportation were on hand to give speeches, as were representative Peggy Wilson, senator Bert Stedman, and former governor Frank Murkowski. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

Current school board runs for borough school board

The state is holding a mail-in ballot election to decide if Wrangell should or should not become a borough. Voters also get to elect officials to the mayor seat, assembly, school board, port commission, and hospital board. All this week, KSTK is running interviews of each elected board and office. Today we’ll hear interviews with candidates for borough school board.

Wrangell mayor Tom Sims resigns

During Tuesday night's regular city council meeting, Tom Sims resigned as mayor after accusing certain council members of back door politics. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

Five run for borough assembly

The state is holding a mail-in ballot election to decide if Wrangell should or should not become a borough. Voters also get to elect officials to the mayor seat, assembly, school board, port commission, and hospital board. All this week, KSTK is running interviews of each elected board and office. Today we’ll hear interviews with candidates for borough assembly.

McConachie and Southland vie for borough mayor seat

The state is holding a mail-in ballot election to decide if Wrangell should or should not become a borough. Voters also get to elect officials to the mayor seat, assembly, school board, port commission, and hospital board. All this week, KSTK is running interviews of each elected board and office. Today we’ll hear interviews with candidates for borough mayor.

Rep. Wilson wraps up another session

Wrangell representative Peggy Wilson focused on ferries and funding during this year's legislative session. She pushed through a bill making changes to the Marine Transportation Advisory Board. And she worked with other southeast lawmakers to fund major projects in her district. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

Borough confusions get cleared up

With the ballots for the Wrangell borough incorporation mailed out and people gearing up to vote, Wrangell's economic development director clears up some misconceptions and confusions that were brought up during the last public meeting on borough formation. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

Spring on the Stikine

In anticipation of the Stikine River Garnet Festival, the jet boats in Wrangell have begun taking excursions up the river to see the abundance of wildlife. KSTK's Lisa Phu recently got a spring peak of the river on Alaska Waters' Chutine Warrior, and files this story.

Attorney answers questions on Wrangell borough

The city's borough committee has made a big effort to get information out to the public regarding the benefits of borough formation. But there's a criticism from the public that the committee hasn't addressed the disadvantages of boroughhood. During Monday night's public meeting with city borough attorney James Brennan, some of these disadvantages came out. KSTK's Lisa Phu files this report.