Monthly Archives: August 2008

Wrangell reacts to news of Sarah Palin for VP

The day after Barack Obama accepts the democratic nomination for United States president, presumptive republican candidate John McCain makes a surprise announcement – Alaska governor Sarah Palin will be his running mate for the presidential race. Palin, who's in the midst of her first term as governor, may be the next vice president of the United States. Here are some reactions from Wrangell's Front Street this morning

AML members focus on energy

The summer legislative meeting of the Alaska Municipal League brought together various city, municipal, borough leaders from throughout the state. During two days in Wrangell, the group began to identify the most pressing needs to be brought to the upcoming legislative session. While there was a call from many for increased revenue sharing and better transportation, the overwhelming cry was for affordable energy.

Middle and high school get well-needed face lift

When the students of Wrangell's middle school and high school start classes on Tuesday, they'll notice some changes. For the past few months, a team from Johnson's Construction has been hard at work remodeling both schools. KSTK's Lisa Phu met up with foreman Mike Symons at the new entrance of the high school and got a tour of some of the improved features.

Cameron Jamieson flies Wrangell's friendly skies

In its first year, the Wrangell Flight School has been giving a handful of students the opportunity to make Wrangell's air traffic just a little bit busier. Students can obtain a private pilot license with instructor Stephen Ruks. Wrangell high schooler Cameron Jamieson is on his way to doing just that.

Deadline to run for local government is August 29

On October 7, voters will get to pick two borough assembly members, one port commission, one school board member, and three hospital board members. Qualified Wrangell residents have until Friday to file for candidacy for any of the seats.

Lily Herwald, democratic candidate for District 2 house representative

The 2008 primary election is taking place on Tuesday August 26. Voters will get to weigh in on four ballot measures and there are candidate races for United States senator, United States representative, state senator, and state representative. For district two, which encompasses Wrangell, Petersburg, and Sitka, there are four candidates running to fill the seat of house representative – two candidates running in the republican primary and two candidates running in the democratic primacy. This week KSTK has been airing interviews with all four candidates. Today we'll hear an interview with Lily Herwald. Herwald is a grant writer for the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium and is running in the democratic primary against fellow Sitka resident Marko Dapcevich.

Alaska Municipal League holds summer meeting in Wrangell

The Alaska Municipal League legislative committee and the Alaska Conference of Mayors are holding their summer meeting in Wrangell August 27 and 28. All meetings are being held in the Nolan center. Up to 65 people throughout the state are expected to attend.

Peggy Wilson, republican candidate for District 2 house representative

The 2008 primary election is taking place on Tuesday August 26. Voters will get to weigh in on four ballot measures and there are candidate races for United States senator, United States representative, state senator, and state representative. For district two, which encompasses Wrangell, Petersburg, and Sitka, there are four candidates running to fill the seat of house representative – two candidates running in the republican primary and two candidates running in the democratic primacy. This week KSTK will air interviews with all four candidates. Today we'll hear an interview with Peggy Wilson. Wilson is the four-term incumbent and is running in the republican primary against Steven Samuelson.

Wrangell assembly doesn't pursure ownership of Tyee, for now

At a recent Wrangell borough assembly meeting, the assembly voted down what could've been the first step in pursuing ownership of the Tyee Hydro Project. The Tyee Hydro Project is currently owned by the Four Dam Pool Power Agency and serves both the communities of Wrangell and Petersburg.

Marko Dapcevich, democratic candidate for Ditrict 2 house repsesentative

The 2008 primary election is taking place on Tuesday August 26. Voters will get to weigh in on four ballot measures and there are candidate races for United States senator, United States representative, state senator, and state representative. For district two, which encompasses Wrangell, Petersburg, and Sitka, there are four candidates running to fill the seat of house representative – two candidates running in the republican primary and two candidates running in the democratic primacy. This week KSTK will air interviews with all four candidates. Today we'll hear an interview with Marko Dapcevich. Dapcevich is the mayor of Sitka and is running in the democratic primary against Lily Herwald.