Monthly Archives: May 2009

Governor Sarah Palin Back to Wrangell?

Governor Sarah Palin made quite the impression during her visit to Wrangell. She impressed Wrangellites, so much,that the Wrangell Assembly is thinking about having her back for a second visit. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more.

Wrangell Assembly Keeps Prunella as Interim Borough Manager

This week was suppose to be Wrangell Borough Manager Bob Prunella's last week on the job. Those plans changed when the Wrangell Assembly asked Prunella to stay on while the Borough continues to find his permanent replacement. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.

Wrangell Medical Center Foundation Hits the Links

The Wrangell Medical Center Foundation took advantage of Memorial Day Weekend to hold their Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Wrangell's Muskeg Meadows. Later, golfers and non-golfers enjoyed an evening of fun at the WMC Foundation's Dinner and Auction. Proceeds from the event went toward various projects at the Wrangell Medical Center. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.

SEARHC Awarded Grant to Promote Traditional Native Foods

The Southeast Alaska Research Consortium (SEARHC) recently received a grant that will bring two Southeast Alaska communities and traditional native foods together. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.

Down to Five in Search for Wrangell Borough Manager

The Borough of Wrangell have cut the list of candidates for the next Wrangell borough manager down to five. The Borough is searching to replace Bob Prunella, who is retiring at the end of the month. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more.

Governor Palin Signs Boating Safety Bill in Wrangell

Governor Sarah Palin made a stop in Wrangell,Wednesday afternoon, during a trip through the Southeast to sign a bill concerning boating safety. It was Palin's first visit to city as Alaska governor. Her arrival to Wrangell was delayed because she was in Petersburg signing an education bill sponsored by Wrangell Representative Peggy Wilson. As KSTK's Tony Gorman reports, many Wrangellites were willing to wait.

King Salmon Derby is Off to a Slow Start

The 57th Annual King Salmon Derby in Wrangell is off to a slow start. As KSTK's Tony Gorman reports, Derby officials are hoping things will pick up in the coming weeks.

New Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Juneau Visits Wrangell

Newly-installed Bishop Edward J Burns of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Juneau recently paid the City of Wrangell a visit. Wrangell is home to the oldest Catholic Church in the state. As KSTK's Tony Gorman found out, this wasn't the first time the bishop made a trip to Wrangell.

New Resource Advisory Committee in the Works Following New Legislation

Congress recently reauthorized the Secure Rural Schools and Community Determination Act of 2000. Counties across the nation hurting from a declining timber industry rely on the act for federal funding for schools and community projects. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more on what the new legislation means for Wrangell....

2009 Stikine River Field Trip

Mother Nature didn't stop two groups of youngsters from trekking up the Stikine River. Fourth graders from Evergreen Elementary and another group from Petersburg engaged in numerous activities as part of the annual Stikine River Field Trip. The trip was coordinated by fourth grade teacher Brian Merritt and transportation was provided by the Stikine River Jet Boat Association. KSTK's Tony Gorman was able to tagged along for the ride...