Monthly Archives: July 2011
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. more
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. more
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. more
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… more
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… more
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. more
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… more
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. more
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. more
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… more