Monthly Archives: February 2012

Assembly votes on budget, roof for new hospital

Wrangell’s Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, February 28th. At the forefront of discussion was Wrangell’s replacement hospital facility project. Assembly members approved the project’s budget as well as the roof design of the new facility. more

Wrangell questions future of hydro project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently denied Cascade Creek LLC a permit to continue studying the development of a hydroelectric power plant in Thomas Bay Northeast of Petersburg. The end of the private company’s licensing process could mean that Wrangell might never get back its financial contribution to the project. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren talks with former Assembly members about what the City plans to do if the project does not move forward. more

Local receives "Teacher of the Year" Award

A long-time Wrangell teacher was recently recognized for her work with the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indians Head Start program. more

Chili Cook-Off March 3rd

Join us Saturday, March 3rd for KSTK’s 13th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Auction. Chili entries accepted between 10:00 and 10:30. Judging takes place at 10:30. Chili, Cornbread and green salad served at Noon. more

Borough Assembly approves capital projects priority list

At Tuesday evening’s regular Borough Assembly meeting, the Assembly approved the City’s Capital Projects priority list for 2012. more

Biologist expands bat study region-wide

The state and U.S. Forest Service are partnering in a study of bats in Southeast Alaska. The state Department of Fish and Game will strategically place acoustic detectors in several communities, to monitor bat activity over the next year. Biologists say little is known about bats in Southeast. And with many dying in the lower 48 from a fungal disease, this study could give scientists a better idea of their future in Alaska. more

A biologist presents regional bat study, Thursday in Wrangell

Not a lot is known about bats in Southeast Alaska. From the number of species to what they do in the winter, scientists are looking at different ways to study these elusive nocturnal creatures. One way is through sound detection. Regional Wildlife Biologist Karen Blejwas will soon be visiting Wrangell to do just that. more

Wrangell set to receive community orchard

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Wrangell was one of twenty communities to win Dryer’s Fruit Bars’ “Community Take Root” contest last year. The program gives trees to communities through a non-profit known as the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. Wrangell will receive more than 30 trees and plant its first community orchard. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren talks with “Community Take Root” Organizer Rico Montenegro about the program. more

Sealaska donates twelve logs to Chief Shakes renovation project

The Sealaska Corporation’s board of directors recently approved the donation of twelve cedar tree logs for Wrangell Cooperative Association’s Chief Shakes Island renovation project. The project began last spring with the adzing of more than 7,000 sq ft of cedar boards to replace the walls, posts and flooring of the house. more

Wrangell set to receive community orchard

Wrangell was one of twenty communities to win Dryer’s Fruit Bars’ “Community Take Root” contest last year. The program gives trees to communities through a non-profit known as the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. Wrangell will receive more than 30 trees and plant its first community orchard. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren talks with “Community Take Root” Organizer Rico Montenegro about the program. more