Monthly Archives: January 2010
Representative Peggy Wilson has a lot on her plate going into this year's legislative session. After working to improve Alaska's health, education, and social services systems, the Wrangell Republican will shift her focus to the transportation system. Wilson's district consists of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Sitka and smaller communities like Port Alexander and Elfin Cove. That list could grow after this year's Census. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more on how Wilson plans to tackle these issues along with bringing more land to the Borough of Wrangell.
January 18th marks the observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. There are those who think of the day as a way to honor the civil rights leader's works of peace and equality. To others, it's another day off from work. In Wrangell where there are very few African Americans, locals have overlooked the racial aspects of Dr. King's works and recognized the overall picture. KSTK's Tony Gorman spoke with Wrangellites to see what Dr. King and his holiday means to them and filed this audio postcard.
The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce is on the edge of ceasing operations due to the lack of funding. The 100 year-old entity has been able to overcome its troubled financial past to sponsor the city's biggest events. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more on the Chamber's current situation.
Phase II of the Heritage Harbor Project is off and running following a minor setback. Construction crews were expected to be in Wrangell over the Thanksgiving holidays, but didn't arrived until December. KSTK's Tony Gorman went down to Heritage Harbor to see how the construction was going and filed this report.
A Wrangell family is left homeless following a trailer fire in the Panhandle area. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.