Monthly Archives: August 2012

Former Navy SEAL grew up in a village near Bethel, excelled at paintball

It’s not everyday that a person from a tiny remote village in Alaska gets national attention. But that’s what’s happening to Matt Bissonnette, a former Navy Seal who has penned a book titled “No Easy Day”, about killing Osama Bin … more

Former Alaskan Navy SEAL writes a book about capturing Osama bin Laden, name released by Fox News

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On Thursday morning Fox News outed the author of “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden.” The AP and NPR have all confirmed that former Alaskan resident Matt Bissonnette penned the book under … more

Special election ends with a coin toss

George Washington had the final say in this week’s Special Election for the new Wrangell Medical Center Board. After counting all of the absentee ballots, including the five sent by fax, two candidates were tied for the third seat of … more

Updated: Unofficial special election results for WMC board released

Seven Wrangell residents appear to have won seats on the medical center board. But some races in Tuesday's special election were so close they could change when more ballots are counted Thursday.

Grant funds Battle of Wrangell research

“Fort Wrangle [Wrangell],” showing a totem and part of the Tlingit village, circa 1886, photograph by Partridge. Courtesy Sealaska Heritage Foundation.Did you know the United States Army and Stikine Tlingits fought a battle in Wrangell almost 150 years ago? If you didn’t, you’re not alone.

Wrangell tries to strip hospital board powers

The Wrangell Assembly wants to take away many of the powers of the town’s elected hospital board. It’s the latest development in an ongoing battle between the Wrangell Borough and its publicly-funded hospital.

Recalled hospital board members want suit dropped

Six recalled Wrangell hospital board members want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them by the municipal government.

Wrangell Medical Center Board Special Election

KSTK gave all of the candidates for the Aug. 21 Special Election the chance to share a bit about themselves, why they are running, and what they hope to accomplish. The interviews will air on KSTK the week before the election or you can listen to them all here!

Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline could impact Alaska

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Supertanker in Canadian waters. Photo by Bruce Hill, courtesy of Living Oceans.

Enbridge Inc. is proposing to build a pipeline that would transport oil sands crude 730 miles from Alberta, Canada to the coast of British Columbia. From there, the

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Kayaking college course helps students reassess their views of Southeast Alaska

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The Tatoosh School kayakers completed their maiden voyage last week in Wrangell. A group of four university students and their two instructors paddled around the Inside Passage as part of a new hands-on college-level ecology and resource management course.… more