Monthly Archives: December 2011

Taxi company offers free rides New Year’s Eve

For those heading out to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Wrangell’s offering you a free a ride. In an effort to cut down on drunk driving, local businesses are picking up the cab fare for anyone that’s twenty-one and over.

Wrangell moves forward on big projects, a look back at 2011 in the news

2011 was a year of economic development for the town of Wrangell. KSTK's Charlotte Duren has this look back.

Community drafts sustainable recreation plan

Wrangell is taking a close look at its future in outdoor recreation and tourism. Since April, a group of community members have been developing a sustainable recreation plan. Recently the group met to prioritize projects and begin drafting a plan for public review.

City strategizes cruise season

To cruise goers, Wrangell is often described as a true Alaskan town, with locally owned shops and a low key feel. But last cruise season some small cruise line groups felt bombarded by vendors. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren talks with city officials about the problem and how they plan to improve next year’s cruise season.

"Occupy" protests delay Wrangell project

The West Coast “Occupy” movement could hit one Southeast Alaska city hard. Shipping interruptions caused by port protests may delay a time-sensitive streetlight project in Wrangell.

Wrangell celebrates Native Heritage Month

Wrangell High School students gathered recently to celebrate November’s Native Heritage Month.

Hospital construction team meets in Wrangell

Planning is underway for Wrangell’s hospital facility replacement project. This week, the construction team visited Wrangell to begin discussions with the city and medical center regarding project costs and design.

Judge orders hospital to reinstate physician’s privileges

The Alaska State Superior Court has ruled in favor of a Wrangell physician and his employer who last week filed a civil suit against Wrangell Medical Center, over the loss of medical privileges.

Wrangell SEARHC hires new program coordinator

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has recently hired Ken Hoyt to manage the ‘Wisefamilies’ program in Wrangell. KSTK’S Charlotte Duren talks with Hoyt about the position and why he says traditional foods help reduce chronic illness afflicting the community.

State Superior Court hears civil case over medical privileges

The civil suit brought by A Wrangell physician and his employer against Wrangell Medical Center, continued Wednesday at a hearing in Wrangell’s Superior Court.