Monthly Archives: January 2013

Wolf Watch – Jan. 18, 2013

Wrangell Wolves practice before a game - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThis week's Wolf Watch features Coach Ray Stokes (boys), Coach Dane Vincent (girls), player Ryan Reeves, and player Alyssa Allen.

Peggy’s Corner, Jan. 27 – Feb. 02

Representative Peggy WilsonWeekly update from Wrangell Representative Peggy Wilson

Gearing up for Tent City Days 2013

Gearing up for Tent City Days 2013 - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsTent City Days are coming back to Wrangell. Winter is a busy time for Penny Allen, coordinator of Tent City Days – the annual celebration of Wrangell’s golden past.

Yellow cedar ‘declines’ in Southeast

Yellow cedar foliage and wood block - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThe Tongass National Forest makes up a large part of Southeast Alaska and is one of the wildest places in North America. But some of its trees are dying. Depending on where you are in Southeast, there’s Sitka spruce, hemlock, and in certain areas a type of tree called the yellow cedar. This type of tree is suffering from yellow cedar decline.

Police investigate assault on high school student

Wrangell Police Department - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsPolice are investigating the assault of a Wrangell High School student in a downtown Wrangell home on January 12th. His mother said he was badly injured.

22-Jan-13 Borough Assembly Meeting

Listen to the audio of the January 22, 2013 Borough Assembly meeting and read the agenda.

Mayor retires; Assembly covers jet service, zoning

Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThe January 22nd Borough Assembly meeting covered airline service, remote zoning, and controversy over a marine hoist. It also brought the surprising announcement that Mayor Don McConachie is stepping down.

Marine hoist contract causes controversy

Wrangell's Marine Travelift - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThe City of Wrangell awarded a contract for the purchase of a marine vessel hoist to an Italian company. Now, a North American firm is protesting.

Hospital board discusses alcoholism, privileges

WMC logoThe board returned to one of its most difficult issues from this past year. Dr. Greg Salard’s suspension of privileges has been a major point of contention.

All GCI services restored, cable fixed

GCI repair ship, Wave Venture, outside Wrangell - Photo by Shady Grove OliverAs of Tuesday, full cable television, internet, and telephone services are back in Wrangell. Since January 10th, the GCI ship, Wave Venture, has been working to repair fiber optic cables damaged in the January 4th earthquake.