Monthly Archives: March 2009

Commercial Salmon Fishing Season Looks Bright for Wrangell-Area

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has recently released their outlook for the upcoming commercial salmon fishing. As KSTK's Tony Gorman reports, ADFG predicts the state will rebound from last year's poor run, especially in the Wrangell-area. more

Trident Pulls Offer to Buy WSI

Trident has pulled their $4.35 million offer to purchase bankrupt processor Wrangell Seafodds, Incorporated. The latest move has put WSI's future in doubt. Now, another company is potentially joining the mix. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more…. more

IFA Cancels Northern Route For 2009

The Inter-Island Ferry Authority has decided to suspend its Northern Route for 2009. For the past month, IFA has been scrambling to find funding for the route that serves Wrangell, Petersburg, and Coffman Cove. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports. more

Wrangell High School Students Lobby for School District

Last month, three Wrangell High School students went to Juneau to lobby for the Wrangell School District at the State Legislature. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more on how they fared. more

Wrangellites Prepare for Petersburg Airport Closing

Wrangelliltes and Petersburg residents will see more each other within the next two months. The Petersburg Airport will be shutdown down from March 23rd through April 21st in order to replace culverts under the runway. This week, the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce is holding a town meeting at the Nolan Center to help local residents and businesses adjust to the extra traffic. KSTK's Tony Gorman sat down with Wrangell Chamber of Commerce President Janelle Privett to talk about the upcoming meeting and how businesses can capitalize on the situation. more