Monthly Archives: February 2009

New Educational Progam to Help Wrangell Eat Healthier

Many people are conscious about their weight and size. But, does being skinny really equal healthy? A new education program is being introduced to Wrangell that will help determine those questions. It is called Wise in Every Size. It's not a diet program. It recommends participants what types of foods they should eat. Victoria Martin and Tammi Meissner stopped by KSTK to chat with Tony Gorman about the program and how it will help Wrangellites. more

Wrangell Assembly to Take a Closer Look at FERC Filing

Wrangell, Petersburg, and Angoon are looking to get a permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to own and develop hydro-power at Ruth Lake. But, language in Wrangell and Angoon's filings has raised some red flags with Wrangell Mayor Don McConachie. KSTK' Tony Gorman reports. more

WHS DDF Team Heads to State

The Wrangell High School Drama, Debate, and Forensics Team is having a great year. The team placed first at two Southeast competitions despite having only two members. The team is preparing for State Competition, which will be held at Sitka High School from February 26th-28th. KSTK's Tony Gorman caught up with the Sophomore Sydney Reid and Freshman Annie Prysunka to talk about the team's season. more

Alaska Energy Authority Meets In Wrangell

Representatives from Southeast communities gathered at Wrangell's Nolan Center for the Alaska Energy Authority meeting. Hydro-power was the main topic of discussion as well as the AK/BC Intertie. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more on the meeting. more

Wrangell Assembly Tables AK/BC Intertie Plan, Applies for FERC Permit in DC

At last night's meeting, the Wrangell Assembly sent a plan concerning the use of the remaining AK/BC Intertie funds back the Wrangell Energy Committee for revision. The move comes just two days before they are scheduled to present the plan at this week's Alaska Energy Authority meeting. The Assembly also discussed a recent trip to Washington, DC, where representatives officially applied for a permit with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to develop hydro-electric power at Ruth Lake. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports. more

Local Native Organization Holds Fundraiser

Last weekend, the Wrangell Carving Shed Committee held a benefit dinner and silent auction to raise money for renovations to Chief Shake's Tribal House and a new carving shed. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more. more

Wrangell Energy Committiee Draws Up Proposal for AEA

The Alaska Energy Authority is meeting with Wrangell officials, next week, over remaining AK/BC Intertie funds. Last December, the Wrangell Assembly voted to move forward in asking for the release of the funds to complete the project. The Wrangell Energy Committee was charged with coming up with a basic action plan on how the funds will be used. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more. more