Monthly Archives: August 2012

Peace Health to temporarily take over hospital administration

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The Borough Assembly voted this week to sign an agreement with Peace Health to temporarily take over the hospital’s administration. The financial terms of the agreement are still under negotiations, but the plan is to have Peace Health run the … more

Front Street project should be done by Sept. 21

It may be a push to get it done, but the Downtown Revitalization Project should be completed on schedule by September 21. All of the underground utility installations are complete. Project Engineer Eric Voorhees said that meant installing 4,500 feet … more

New WMC Board holds first meeting

The Wrangell Medical Center Board came together for their first meeting Wednesday evening to elect officers and come up with a plan. Woody Wilson defeated Bernie Massin 4-3 for the presidential post. Massin is now the vice president of the … more

Selle-Rae responds to Borough lawsuit

Former Wrangell Medical Center CEO Noel Selle-Rae filed his response to the civil suit put against him by the Borough of Wrangell earlier this month. In his response he denies that the Borough is owed any of the more than … more

Assembly members view the new ordinance that curtails WMC Board powers as a starting point

The Borough Assembly unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday night that overhauls and curtails the Wrangell Medical Center Board powers.

The new ordinance requires the medical center board to get approval from the Borough Assembly for any contracts worth more than … more

Wilson wins House District 33 Republican primary

Peggy Wilson from Wrangell won the primary election for the Republican nominee for House District 33 Tuesday night defeating two opponents from Ketchikan. Wilson won 46 percent of the 2,145 votes cast. Agnes Moran took 32 percent and Patti Mackey … more

Hospital and EMS test their response skills

EMS personnel attend to volunteers during the mass casualty drill on Petroglyph Beach. Hillman/KSTK

Wrangell’s EMS team and hospital staff attended to 30 volunteer patients during Monday’s mass casualty drill. The volunteers were assigned fake injuries and scattered about Petroglyph Beach to simulate a boating accident. KSTK’s Anne Hillman checked it out.… more

The 2012-13 school year brings new technology, new curriculum

It’s the first day of school in the Wrangell School District, and about 312 students are headed back to class. This year, the students will encounter major technological upgrades. District Superintendent Rich Rhodes said that they’ve quadrupled the schools’ bandwidth … more

Former Navy SEAL says new Bin Laden mission book may not be as problematic as first assumed

Last week Fox News revealed that former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette wrote a new memoir about the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden, “No Easy Day.” Bissonnette’s family used to live in Wrangell but he grew up in Aniak, a … more

KSTK installs new satellite

A crane hoists the new satellite to the roof.

KSTK recently installed a new satellite dish with funds from National Public Radio in Washington, DC. The 3.8 meter aluminum dish was installed this week to replace the fiberglass dish that was erected almost 15 years ago. John Matthews is … more