Monthly Archives: June 2011

AICS clinic construction underway

Construction of the new Alaska Island Community Service’s Clinic is in full swing and AICS staff say they expect the new facility to up and running in a matter of months. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren visited the construction site and has this report…

City employees clean up downtown

On Thursday the City of Wrangell hit the streets, weed eaters and garbage bags in hand, city employees did their part to get downtown Wrangell Fourth of July ready. KSTK’S Charlotte Duren has more…

Ordinance approves City/WMC liaison

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a regular meeting Tuesday evening (06/28). At the forefront of last night’s discussion is a newly approved ordinance that allows a member of the Borough Assembly to act as a liaison on the Hospital Board. And in new business Wrangell’s planning and zoning is considering a limit on container vans in the community. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has this report…

Car thefts rise, 1 arrest

This past weekend two more car thefts occurred bringing the number to five in two weeks. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren spoke with the Wrangell Police Department about the string of car thefts and the arrest made…

Wrangell celebrates totem pole’s return

On Friday a piece of Wrangell’s history was welcomed home. Wrangell’s Cooperative Association threw a parade to celebrate the return of a totem pole created by the late Master Carver Tom Ukas. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren was at the parade and has this report…

School Board hires new Distance Education Director

After nine years Wrangell School District’s Woody Wilson is retiring as District Superintendent, but he’s not done working just yet. The Wrangell School Board recently hired Wilson to facilitate a one year state wide virtual learning program for high school students in Alaska. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has this report…

Community Arts Council holds annual meeting

The Wrangell Community Arts Council held their annual meeting Wednesday evening. The group gathered at the Stikine Inn to reflect on a year of galleries, events, and musical performers and address upcoming changes taking place on the council. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has more…

Planning underway for 4th of July celebration, volunteers needed

The fourth of July is quickly approaching and Chairwoman Janelle Privett says they are still looking for people to help organize the annual celebration. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has more…

String of car thefts, police urge public to lock doors

A string of car thefts over the weekend have police urging resident to lock their cars. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has more…

State grants modified CON to Wrangell Medical Center

Recently the State Commissioner for the Department of Health granted Wrangell Medical Center a modified Certificate of Need that allows for the construction of replacement medical facility. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren spoke with Hospital Board President Lynn Campbell to find out what’s next for the hospital...