Monthly Archives: October 2009

JOM kicks off another season in Wrangell

The Johnson O'Malley program has just started up again in Wrangell. With a dedicated parent committee, eager instructors, and Celebration coming up next summer, JOM participants have a lot to look forward to. KSTK's Lisa Phu visited the JOM room in the SNO building during the program's open house week and files this report.

Wrangell Makes Pledge to Join Energy Coalition

This week, the Wrangell Assembly voted unanimously to make a membership pledge to the Alaska-Canada Energy Coalition. Since last summer, Wrangell has taken the lead in creating the organization as part of its push to create an AK-BC Intertie. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.

Education Commissioner Talks Comprehensive Plan During Wrangell Visit

State Education Commissioner Larry LeDoux is letting everyone know that he is headstrong on improving Alaska's education system. One of the first things that he noticed when he took the job in 2008 was that state did not have a comprehensive plan. Since then, the former principal and superintendent from Kodiak has been working with officials on every level to develop such a plan. LeDoux discussed the plan with local educators and community members during a two-day visit to Wrangell. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.

Wrangell Assembly Approves New Fish Tax Program

The Borough of Wrangell is expected to bring in another source of revenue through a statewide fish tax program. The Shared Fisheries Business Tax Program provides a sharing of state fish tax collected outside municipal boundaries with other municipalities affected by fishing industry activities. Based on fisheries activities reported by fish processors, municipalities across the state shared approximately $1.64 million in 2008. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.

WHS Volleyball Falls to POW Schools on the Road

The Wrangell High School Volleyball team took a young squad to Prince of Wales Island to face Klawock and Craig. It was their final road test before next month's Region V Tournament. As KSTK's Tony Gorman reports, the Lady Wolves were unable to overcome fatigue during their trip to POW.

WHS Wrestlers Hit the Mat in Metlakatla

The Wrangell High School Wrestling team was faced with its first test of the season over the weekend. The Wolves went down to Metlakatla to tangle with other schools from the Southeast. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more on how they fared.

WHS DDF Performs Well in First Tournament of the Season

The Wrangell High School Drama, Debate, and Forensics team traveled to Haines over the weekend for its first competition of the season. The team's showing set the tone for what could be a successful season. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.

WHS Teams Can Travel as Alternates

At its monthly meeting, the Wrangell School Board voted to allow Wrangell High School teams to travel as alternates to state competitions, if one of the top teams is unable to compete. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more.

WHS DDF Team Kicks Off Season

This week, the Wrangell High School Drama, Debate, and Forensics team kicks off the 2009-2010 season. Last year, the team was able to place first in two regional competition despite having only two members. This year, the team is bigger and is looking to build off of last year's success. KSTK's Tony Gorman had a chance to catch up with WHS DDF Coach Mike Symons along with several members of the team about the upcoming season.

WHS Volleyball Falls to Sitka

A win has again eluded the Wrangell High School Volleyball team. This time it was at home against Sitka. The Lady Wolves dropped two heartbreakers to a strong Sitka team over the weekend. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.