Monthly Archives: September 2011

KSTK interviews election candidates

The October 4th municipal election is next week, and this year there are eight local candidates running for public boards and commissions. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has sat down with each candidate to discuss the election, what motivates them, and if elected what some of their goals are. Today Charlotte talks with Don McConachie and Incumbent Wilma Stokes who are running unopposed for the two open seats on the Wrangell Borough Assembly. Followed by Brennon Eagle who is running unopposed for port commission and Susan Eagle who is running unopposed for a seat on the Wrangell School Board.

Rescued seal pup returns to Wrangell

Each year the Alaska Sea life Center rescues more than a dozen seals, and after months of rehabilitation at the center, the marine animals are returned to the wild. Recently a baby seal pup was returned to Wrangell after nearly three months of rehabilitation at the Seward center. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren attended the seal pup release and has this report.

KSTK interviews Hospital Board candidates

The October 4th municipal election is next week, and this year there are eight local candidates running for public boards and commissions. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has sat down with each candidate to discuss the election, what motivates them, and if elected what some of their goals are. Today Charlotte talks with Rhonda Dawson, Jake Harris, Dawn Hutchinson, and Dorothy Hunt-Sweat, who are all running for the two open seats on the WMC Hospital Board.

$24.7 Million USDA loan approved for ballot

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday evening (9/27). At the head of discussion was the second reading of an ordinance for the construction of the new hospital replacement facility as well as a number of upcoming city improvement projects. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has this report.

Downtown Revitalization project phase one continues

Work on Wrangell’s Downtown Revitalization project continues at the entrance to City dock and Campbell Drive. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren spoke with the DOT Project Engineer for an update on the project construction and what the public should expect to see in the month to come.

Southeast Conference highlights Wrangell schools

What are Wrangell schools doing right? That was one of the topics of conversation at this year’s Southeast Conference held last week in Ketchikan. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren talks with Wrangell School District Superintendent Richard Rhodes about the conference and the direction Wrangell public schools are headed.

Evergreen Elementary School celebrates new playground

After over a year of planning, design work, and construction, the new Evergreen Elementary School playground is complete. On Monday (9/19) students, staff, and the community gathered at the new Evergreen Elementary School playground in Wrangell to celebrate all the hard work that has gone into the project. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren was at the celebration and filed this report.

Car seat check up held in Wrangell

This is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and all over the country car seat safety checks are taking place. On Thursday September 15th the Alaska Injury Prevention Center in partnership with the public health clinic held a car seat safety check in Wrangell. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren was at the check and has more on why officials are urging for more parents to get proper car seat training before hitting the roads.

WMC & LEPC hold flu immunization clinic Friday

This Friday September 16th, the Wrangell Medical Center in partnership with the Local Emergency Planning Committee, will be holding an adult flu immunization clinic. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has more on the clinic and why local health officials are urging for all adults to get a flu shot.

Borough Assembly address a number of upcoming projects and ordinances

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a regular meeting Tuesday evening (9/13), and at the forefront of discussion was a number of upcoming projects and proposed ordinances. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has the report.