Wrangell recently found a borough manager in Owasso, Oklahoma, Assistant City Administrator Tim Rooney, and soon Wrangell's former Borough Manager will fill in in Petersburg while that community looks for a new city manager. Wrangell Borough Manager Bob Prunella retired in May after nine years on the job. KSTK's Tony Gorman had an opportunity to speak with Prunella about his interim management of Petersburg's daily operations.
Last week, Wrangell's search for a borough manager came to an end when the Wrangell Assembly approved the hire of Tim Rooney. The Borough gets a person with years of experience in community planning and public administration. Rooney has been working with the City of Owasso, Oklahoma, for the past 17 years and is a former resident of Kodiak, Alaska. He replaces Bob Prunella, who has since moved on to become Petersburg interim city manager. KSTK's Tony Gorman had an opportunity to speak with Rooney about accepting the job and some of his goals once he gets to Wrangell.
Last month, the Wrangell Assembly explored the possibility of rate hikes only to put it off for another year until a rate study is conducted. An increase would be the first in seven years. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more.
Wrangell Police are investigating a sinking at Heritage Harbor that occurred over the weekend. It took nearly two days for crews to resurface the commercial fishing vessel. KTSK's Tony Gorman reports.
Wrangell has been experiencing a summer like no other. Unusual hot weather has caused some rarities within the last few weeks. KTSK's Tony Gorman reports on whether the trend will continue.
Governor Sarah Palin made the shocking announcement going into the Fourth of July weekend that she will be stepping down at the end of the month. During a press conference at her home in Wasilla, the 2008 GOP Vice-Presidential Candidate stated that she could she felt that she could effect more positive change for Alaskans and Americans outside of government. Here are some reactions around Wrangell.