Monthly Archives: October 2008

Wrangell gets school-funding boost

Wrangell recently learned it would get an increase in federal education funds this year. Borough and school officials had worried the $750,000 annual payments would disappear. But last-minute Congressional action approved the Secure Rural Schools Act funding. It also boosted the amount to about $930,000 for this year. CoastAlaska’s Ed Schoenfeld spoke to Wrangell Schools Superintendent Woody Wilson about the funding boost. Here's that interview.

Wrangell to rebuild downtown infrastructure

Wrangell is making plans to rebuild parts of its downtown. The Southeast city hopes to upgrade streets, sidewalks, utilities and landscaping over the next few years.

The official election results are in from the October 7th Municipal Election

The Wrangell Assembly's Canvass Board certified the 2008 Municipal Election results on October 13th.

Prince of Wales unknown respiratory illness now diagnosed

There was an unidentified respiratory illness going around Klawock and Craig on Prince of Wales Island. The symptoms were serious enough to bring in the Alaska State Division of Public Health. KSTK's Kelley Decker reports.

Unofficial Election Results

Tune into KSTK next week to find out about the "official" election results.

Three Ballots Propositions are up for vote on October 7th

On October 7th voters in Wrangell will have an opportunity to vote for candidates for Borough Assembly, Hospital Board and Port Commissions. Voters will also cast their votes on three ballot propositions. KSTK recently spoke with Borough Clerk Christie Jamieson about the three ballot propositions, starting with ballot proposition 1.

Interviews with Leann Rinehart and Delores (Dee) Norman running for the Hospital Board

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 has been airing interviews with individuals running for elected seats. Yesterday we heard from two of the four candidates running for the Hospital Board, Lurine McGee and Janell Privett. Today we'll hear from the remaining two candidates running for the Hospital Board. Voters will get to vote for three. Each seat is a four-year term. First we'll hear from Leann Rinehart.

Interviews with Lurine McGee and Janell Privett, candidates running for the Hospital Board

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 has been airing interviews with individuals running for elected seats. Yesterday we heard from Jeremy Maxand and William Privett, who are both running for Assembly Seat B. Today we'll hear from two of the four candidates for the Hospital Board. Voters will get to vote for three. Each seat is a four-year term. First we'll hear from Lurine McGee.

Wrangell Candidates running for Assembly Seat B

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 Wilma Stokes and Marilyn Mork who are running for Assembly Seat A. Today we'll hear from two candidates for Assembly Seat B, which is a three-year term. Voters will get to vote for only one. First we'll hear from Jeremy Maxand.