The field of candidates for Wrangell borough manager has been narrowed down to the semi-finalists. The Wrangell Assembly is looking to replace longtime Borough Manager Bob Prunella, who is retiring at the end of May after almost nine years on the job. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.
StoryCorps is making a stop in Wrangell. The New York and San Francisco-based oral history project was brought the Land of the Midnight Sun, last October, as part of its Alaska Initiative. For the past five months, StoryCorps facilitators have gathered stories in Fairbanks, Barrow, Nome, Dillingham, Juneau, and Unalaska. Now the Initiative has expanded to other Alaska towns including Wrangell. Former KSTK reporter Lisa Phu participated in the project in Barrow. She recently stopped by KSTK to talk to Tony Gorman about her experiences and what Wrangellites can bring to the table. Website: http://www.storycorps.org/
Next week, from April 14th-17th students will from all over the region will gather at Wrangell High School for the annual Southeast Alaska Art Festival. An art show will be held at the WHS Gym following the festival on April 17th from 6-8 PM. KSTK's Tony Gorman was able to talk to WHS art teacher Kirk Garbisch about the upcoming event.
The Wrangell Assembly and Petersburg City Council gathered at the Nolan Civic Center to discuss some of the biggest energy issues facing Southeast Alaska. As KSTK's Tony Gorman reports, officials used the meeting to get a better understanding on where both communities stood on those issues.