Monthly Archives: April 2010

Locals spruce up Wrangell during Community Clean-Up

Locals took part in the Annual Community Clean-Up earlier this month. The event was started over decades ago and is going on strong thanks to funding from grant and donations and dedicated Wrangellites. KSTK's Tony Gorman went around town to see how the event went and filed this report.

Wrangell School Board stands by decision not to fill a teaching position

The Wrangell School Board's decision not to fill a teaching position drew a crowd at Evergreen Elementary School Monday afternoon. KSTK's Tony Gorman attended a special meeting concerning the issue and filed this report.

Locals stock up on herring eggs

Wrangellites didn't have to go to Sitka to get their hands on fresh herring eggs. A fishing vessel from the area recently made a stop in Wrangell to share its harvest from this year's herring sac roe fishery. The event was made possible by SEARHC Traditional Foods. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more.

House Bill gets Wrangell more land

The City and Borough of Wrangell will be expanding within the next year. Before the Alaska State Legislature adjourned the 2010 Regular Session, legislation was passed, last week, that will entitle the borough to state lands. The bill was sponsored by Wrangell Representative Peggy Wilson. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more.

Wrangell Assembly supports Southeast Alaska Entitlement Act and Landless Bill

Last week, the Wrangell Assembly threw its support toward two bills that could affect the future of Wrangell and the Southeast. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more.

US Rep. Don Young discusses AK-BC Intertie during Wrangell visit

US Representative Don Young was in Wrangell, Wednesday, as part of his trip through Southeast Alaska this week. The Alaska Republican touched on the possibility of an AK-BC Intertie during his visit. Wrangell has been the project's biggest proponent for well over a year. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.

Sealaska talks Lands Selection and Landless Bills in Wrangell

Last week, the Sealaska Regional Corporation made a stop in Wrangell to give locals a better understanding about its Lands Selection Bill. While the presentation was to discuss the controversial bill, locals did not shy away from talking about other legislation, the Landless Bill. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more.

Local comes up with plan to stop new garbage cans from moving

Has Wrangell figured out a way to fix its garbage can problem? Mayor Don McConachie issued a challenge to the public at the last Wrangell Assembly meeting to find a way to keep the new garbage cans from blowing away. KSTK's Tony Gorman has the winner of the $50 challenge.

Huge crowd turns out for 2010 Wrangell Health Fair

The 2010 Wrangell Health Fair was a huge success thanks in part to a record number of booths and a large turnout. It was the 20th edition of the event and was hosted by the Wrangell Medical Center. KSTK's Tony Gorman was at the Nolan Center for the Fair over the weekend and filed this report.

New assistant area management biologist hopes to use commerical fishing background to help manage the Petersburg-Wrangell area fisheries.

There is a new face in the Alaska Fish and Game office in Wrangell. New Assistant Area Management Biologist Tom Kowalski comes to Wrangell after spending over 20 years as a commercial fisherman on the East Coast. After graduating from college, a year and a half ago, the Virginia Beach, Virginia, native moved to Anchorage to work as an observer for Fish and Game's ground fish program. Kowalski takes over for Scott Forbes, who left in December to pursue other career opportunities. KSTK's Tony Gorman spoke with Kowalski about his past experiences and how he will use that knowledge to help manage the Petersburg-Wrangell Area.