Monthly Archives: July 2011

Major road improvement projects ahead in Wrangell

Many Wrangell streets will soon be looking a whole lot better. Starting in the next month, the city has scheduled for a number of streets and avenues to undergo improvements and asphalt overlays.

Wrangell park gets makeover

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Department is getting ready for a number of upcoming improvement projects, which parks and recreation officials say are drawing more people to the parks.

Local man arrested on allegations of child molestation

Correction: Police say 18-year-old Cody A. Horner was arrested on allegations of child molestation of a 3-year-old girl on July 3rd. Horner is being held in Wrangell's jail on $100,000 dollar bail. A court date is set for July 14th at 3:30 p.m. in Wrangell. The formal charge is sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree. More information will be available as the legal process continues. All information is from public court documents obtained from the Wrangell Trial Courts of the State of Alaska First Judicial District.

Borough Assembly meeting draws heated discussion

After a month lull the Wrangell Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday evening. The community gathered for a night of discussion and updates from both city officials and members of the public. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has this report…

Photographer Amy Gulick presents "Salmon in the Trees"

The 2nd annual Wrangell Bearfest kicks off Wednesday July 27th and featured this year is writer and photographer Amy Gulick who will be presenting her newest book “Salmon in the Trees.” KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has more…

AICS clinic construction on hold

Work has come to a stop on the new Alaska Island Community Service clinic construction. The Alaska Army Corps of Engineers say special conditions were not met before construction started, and now AICS and City officials are working to get the project moving again.

Wrangell doctor offers rural clinics

Dr. Dave McCandless and his team are gearing up for another round of traveling clinics. His clinics serve six rural communities on Northern Prince of Wales Island with limited access to medical services, while also offering some medical students a firsthand experience in rural Alaska. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has more...

2011 Bearfest begins next week

Bear mania is about to kick off in Wrangell; the 2nd annual Bearfest begins July 27th and this year’s festivities offer an array of events, artists, and real life bear viewing. And organizers say they anticipate big turnouts for this year’s event.

U.S. Forest Service collaborates on micro timber sales

On Thursday (7/14) Foresters gathered from Wrangell, Prince of Wales, and Petersburg to discuss the future of micro timber sales in the region. This was the Wrangell Ranger District’s first meeting to review the Wrangell Roadside Environmental Assessment and talk about opportunities for small timber sales on Wrangell Island and outlying areas.

P & Z push for more regulations on container vans

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission recently held a workshop to tackle the issue of how to regulate container van use on the island. Container vans are used all over Wrangell for short term and long term storage, as well as sheds, and for some even housing. But over the years there has been little enforcement on the medal structures and some community members are urging for that to change. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has this report…