Monthly Archives: September 2008

Candidates run for Wrangell Assembly Seat A

On October 7th, Wrangell Voters will get to elect officials to the Borough Assembly, the Hospital Board, and the Port Commission. Voters will also get to weigh in on three ballot measures.
This week KSTK will air interviews with individuals running for elected seats. Yesterday we heard from Brennon Eagle who's running for Port Commission. Today we'll hear from two Candidates for Assembly Seat A, which is a three-year term. Voters will get to vote for only one.
First we'll hear from Wilma Stokes. more

Wrangell Library offers tots an indoor activity.

The Wrangell Public Library Storytime has returned for another season. KSTK's Kelley Decker brings us the story. more

Brennon Eagle runs for Wrangell Port Commission

On October 7th, Wrangell voters will get to elect officials to the Borough Assembly, the Hospital Board, and the Port Commission. Voters will also get to weigh in on three ballot measures.
This week KSTK will air interviews with individuals running for elected seats. Today we'll hear an interview with Brennon Eagle. Eagle is running for the one three-year term on the Port Commission. more

AK-BC intertie may compete for state funding

Wrangell is trying to bring the AK-BC intertie back to life with state money. $100 million has been put into a state renewable energy grant program and the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is accepting competitive applications for renewable energy projects. AEA is in charge of allocating the money starting this winter. At Tuesday night's meeting, the Wrangell Borough Assembly discussed submitting applications for three projects, one of which is the AK-BC intertie. more

How to use a barometer for weather forecasting

The National Weather Service in Juneau uses digital barometer readings from the Wrangell Airport to help forecast our local weather. In the first part of KSTK's two part informational series on the barometer we learned how a barometer senses changes in atmospheric pressure. In the second part of the informational series we take a look at how the readings from the barometer are used to forecast the weather. KSTK's Kelley Decker reports. more

Wrangell's first community-wide day devoted to walking or biking

The Healthy Wrangell Coalition has designation this Wednesday, September 24, as walk or bike to school or work day. The coalition encourages everyone in Wrangell to leave the vehicle at home that day and put on those walking shoes or dust off that bike. more

Tis Peterman is finalist for Alaska Marketplace

In its third year, the Alaska Marketplace competition encourages the development of sustainable businesses by tapping into the creative and cultural knowledge of rural Alaskan residents. Of the 164 eligible applications that came in from around the state, 46 finalists have been announced, and Wrangell resident Tis Peterman is one of them. KSTK's Lisa Phu caught up with Peterman and they spoke about the Wrangell Community E-Store. more

Star of Bengal wrecked 100 years ago

It's been a hundred years since the Star of Bengal left Wrangell for San Francisco carrying over a 130 passengers, 52,000 cases of canned Wrangell salmon, and dozens of empty oil drums. Early the following morning, a sudden September storm caused the Star of Bengal to wreck on the rocks off the southern tip of Coronation Island. Only 22 survived. more

Grant will make museum's photo collection more accessible

The Wrangell Museum has recently been awarded a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation. Twenty-five thousand dollars will go towards making the museum's extensive collection of photographs accessible to the public with a touch of a button. more

How does a barometer work?

Barometers have become a household item for many people and KSTK routinely announces the temperature and wind readings, as well as the measurements and trends of what the barometer is showing. KSTK will be airing a two part informational series on barometers and how they work. Kelley Decker spoke with Rick Fritshe (Fritch) with the National Weather Service in Juneau and brings us the first part of our two part series. more