Monthly Archives: August 2009

Utility Rate Study Put on Hold

The Wrangell Assembly decided at this week's meeting to delay their decision on whether to conduct a utility rate study for the borough. The study will determine a possible rate increase within the next year. KSTK's Tony Goram reports.

AICS Awarded Grants for Behavioral and Dental Care

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded two grants to Alaska Island Community Services to help improve local behavioral and dental health care. The funds were part of 180 grants awarded to health care centers across the nation. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more....

Only a few days left to file for candidacy

On October 6, voters will get to pick two borough assembly members, two port commissioners, three school board members, and four hospital board members. The deadline to file for candidacy is fast approaching. Qualified Wrangell residents have until Monday to file a declaration of candidacy for any of these seats. KSTK's Lisa Phu has this story.

Wrangell's community cold storage gets more use

As Trident wraps up their first season in Wrangell, plans to transport their fish have shifted. Instead of its original plan of filling containers and barging them, Trident has now decided to employ the use of a 430-foot tramper that has recently been seen docked in front of their plant. This change has made the city-owned community cold storage more vital to Trident's operation. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

Shoemaker Bay rec site may see new shelter

A project to build a new shelter at Wrangell's most used recreation site has been stalled due to lack of community support and initiative. Parks and Rec director Kim Covalt hopes someone will rise to the challenge before the project funding for the new shelter disappears for good. KSTK's Lisa Phu brings us this report.

2009 Rally for the Cure

Women from all over Southeast came out for the annual "Rally For The Cure" event last weekend. In addition to enjoying great company and a good game of golf, participants helped raise money for breast cancer awareness and research. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.

Wrangell Students to Get Vaccination and Tests Before the Start of School

School is just around the corner and the Wrangell School District wants to make sure that all of its students are healthy for the upcoming year. August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the District is requiring students to get certain tests and vaccination shots before they can attend school. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more.

Angoon Wins FERC Drawing, Wrangell Reacts

T the City of Angoon will be first in line to have their application for a preliminary permit to study and develop hydro power at Ruth Lake reviewed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The decision to give first priority to Angoon over Wrangell and Petersburg came down to a random drawing after the communities electronically filed their applications at the same time. Petersburg will be second, followed by Wrangell. According to FERC, the situation was unprecedented. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more on Wrangell's reactions to the results.

Women will Rally for the Cure at Muskeg Meadows

Rally for the Cure women's golf event is coming to Wrangell's Muskeg Meadows for the fourth year in a row. Women of all ages, golfers and non-golfers alike, are invited to participate in Rally for the Cure, which takes place on August 15. The event promises to raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection, as well as provide for some good old girl fun. KSTK's Lisa Phu brings us the story.

Alaska Island Community Services Celebrates Heatlh Center Week

Last month, the Wrangell Assembly declared this week Health Center Week. Alaska Island Community Services celebrated the week by holding open houses at two locations to allow locals to learn more about their services. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.