Monthly Archives: March 2011

Winter weather delays capping of landfill

The capping of the Wrangell landfill started last summer and now with capping nearly complete KSTK’s Charlotte Duren talks with Public Works Director Carl Johnson about the project and what’s next for Wrangell’s trash.

Local cafe offers pay what you can meals

A local cafe is supporting a global nonprofit to end world hunger. Zak’s Café is offering pay what you can meals every Monday. Money generated from the meals will go to Heifer International.

Wrangell girls on the run

Girls on the Run is back. For the third consecutive year Wrangell girls in third through fifth grade can participate in a 12-week program that organizers say is not just about running.

New playground design for Evergreen Elementary

A new playground design is in the works for Evergreen Elementary School. A meeting was held Tuesday night (3/8) to discuss the new design of the playground.

Fr. Michael Oleksa visits Wrangell

Father Michael Oleksa visited Wrangell to discuss culture and it’s meanings at the Nolan Center’s Chautauqua lecture series (3/3). Oleksa discussed Alaskan culture and what changes he has seen in SE Alaska over the years.

Ceremony honors girls in sports

This past Friday (3/4) was the 25th anniversary of National Girls and Women in Sports. Girls young and old came out to celebrate the day and hold a ceremony in honor of the Wrangell and Petersburg youth basketball team.

Coffman Cove group moves forward with ferry purchase

A Coffman-Cove based group is close to buying a small ferry that would sail to Wrangell, Petersburg and Ketchikan. The Rainforest Ferry would take over and expand a route abandoned by the Inter-Island Ferry Authority in 2008.

Ceremony Friday to celebrate girls in sports

This Friday 3/4 is National Girls and Women in Sports Day. A ceremony will be held for the Wrangell and Petersburg girls youth basketball teams at the Community Center Gym in Wrangell.

Preparation underway for Wrangell Health Fair

Coming up April 2nd is Wrangell's 17th annual Health Fair sponsored by the hospital. Health officials and sponsors are working to get ready for this years Health Fair. Officials say the fair will offer new vendors and affordable tests.