Monthly Archives: November 2010

Expert says Old Wrangell Mill Site can be revived

Clean-up at the Old Wrangell Mill site is near completion. The owner of the property decided to scrap the mill earlier this year. With the mill almost gone, some are optimistic that the site along with the timber industry can be revived in Wrangell. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.

DOT hears locals' concerns over Downtown Revitalization Project

This week, the Alaska Department of Transportation visited Wrangell to discuss the the Downtown Revitalization Project with the public. Representatives answered questions about certain issues facing the project. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.

ANS hosts first-ever Native Community Fair

November is Native American Heritage Month. The Alaska Native Sisterhood celebrated the month by asking local Native entities to contribute art, music, and other items to the first annual Native Community Fair. KSTK's Tony Gorman attended the event and filed this audio postcard.

Locals participate in Chamber's Asset Tour

Last week, the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce took steps in addressing economic development. Wrangellites had an opportunity to give their input during an asset tour of the town. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more.

Assembly approves Fire Dept. budget increase and street improvements

The Fire Department's budget gets bigger, improvements to Wood Street are on the way, and the late Senator Ted Stevens will be honored later this month. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more from this week's Wrangell Assembly meeting.

Head Start Program celebrates 25th Anniversary

Last week, the Tlingit and Haida Head Start Program in Wrangell celebrated its 25th Anniversary. The program held an open house to mark the occasion. KSTK's Tony Gorman attended the event and filed this report.

SEAPA Members awarded rebate checks

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency had a good year, financially, and its members are being rewarded. During this week's regular meeting, SEAPA handed out rebate checks to its member utilities in Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more.

Wilson hopes to bring younger voice to Wrangell Assembly

Tiffany Wilson is the Wrangell Assembly's newest member. The Assembly voted 4 to 1 to appoint the New Orleans Native to Seat B. The seat was left vacant after Jeremy Maxand was elected Mayor in the October Local Election. KSTK's Tony Gorman recently spoke with Wilson about her plans for the Assembly.

Matching Grant Program discussed at AK Harbormasters Conference

Last week, the Association of Alaska Harbormasters and Port Administrators held its annual conference in Wrangell. Marine personnel throughout the state met for three days to discuss issues concerning Alaska's harbors and ports. As KSTK's Tony Gorman reports, the state's Matching Grant Program was a hot topic during the conference.

Wilson wins sixth term in House District 2 seat

Incumbent Representative Peggy Wilson is headed for her sixth term in the House District 2 seat. The Wrangell Republican defeated Sitka Democrat Reber Stein in the General Election. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.