This Tuesday, April 15, Reverend Janice Stamper and Elder Nettie Covalt from the First Presbyterian Church of Wrangell will be leaving for Madagascar. They will be taking part in a project that started three years ago by three Wrangell boys. KSTK's Lisa Phu brings us the story.
Guardian Flight, a medevec company which has been serving southeast for five years, has just started a new program called Guardian Flight Air Care. Under this program, an individual can pay a nominal fee for one year of assured ground and air ambulance transportation for the whole family. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.
In accordance with neighboring southeast communities, the city of Wrangell may be instating some kind of local bidders preference to city code. KSTK's Lisa Phu files this report.
Since their last meeting two weeks ago, the Wrangell city council has changed their tone regarding Cascade Creek LLC. Cascade Creek is a company trying to develop hydroelectric projects in three lakes near Thomas Bay north of Petersburg. These projects are jointly called the Thomas Bay Energy Development. After hearing from Cascade Creek representative Duff Mitchell, who spoke during Tuesday night’s meeting, the city may be poised to sign a confidentiality agreement with the company after all. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.
An influx of people from all over southeast has begun to arrive in Wrangell for the Southeast Region EMS Symposium. It its over 20-year history, this is only the second time the symposium has taken place outside of Sitka. According to board president of Southeast Region EMS Council, Terry Buness, Wrangell is more than ready. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.
The parks and rec department is now offering a strength training program called Strong and Fit. The class will meet twice a week in the morning and is geared for those who want to find a low impact way to build and retain strength. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.
The Nolan Center was buzzing during this year's annual health fair, which took place on Saturday. Kids and adults milled around the civic center entering prize drawings, getting their blood taken, and learning valuable information on how to live healthier lives. KSTK's Lisa Phu visited the blood drawing station and some of the booths to find out what health opportunities exist right here in Wrangell.
Even if you didn't file for candidacy for Wrangell's upcoming election on borough incorporation, you still have the opportunity to run for mayor, borough assembly, port commission, school board, and hospital board. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.
Doors open at 7 am Saturday morning for the 2008 Health Fair taking place at the Nolan Center. There will be close to 50 booths promoting health in Wrangell and southeast, and almost every booth will have a door prize. KSTK's Lisa Phu spoke with co-organizer of the event, Kathy Gross, about grand prizes for all ages and the newest additions to the health fair.
Last week the Wrangell Ranger District made what they now deem a "rash decision." They announced the suspension of their commercial firewood permitting process. This lasted for roughly a day before the decision was reversed due to overwhelming public opposition. Wednesday night, the forest service held a public meeting to discuss the future of Wrangell local firewood resource. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.