Monthly Archives: February 2013

Wolf Watch – Feb. 15, 2013

Wrangell Wolves (540x405)This week’s Wolf Watch features Coach Ray Stokes and player Blake Stokes.

Mapping values on the Tongass

Britta Schroeder - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsWrangell residents may see a survey show up in their mailboxes this month. They are being sent out by graduate student Britta Schroeder for her project on the Tongass. Britta Schroeder used to live in Southeast and worked for the Forest Service in the Wrangell Ranger District for five years. Now she’s a graduate student at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Tent City Days Postcard: Marian Glenz

Wrangell’s annual Tent City Days festival was last weekend. This is one in a series of audio postcards KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver sent back from the event. In this postcard, Gold Rush Flea Market vendor Marian Glenz speaks about her best friend’s doilies, her own books, and remembers her husband and his woodwork.

Tent City Days Postcard: Canning

Wrangell’s annual Tent City Days festival was last weekend. This is the one of a series of audio postcards KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver sent back from the event. In this postcard, Mable McMurren speaks about the award-winning homemade jellies, jams, and other canned goods at her Gold Rush Flea Market booth.

Proposed road upgrades on Prince of Wales

CoffmanCoveRoadMapThe U.S Army Corps of Engineers has opened a comment period for proposed road upgrades on northern Prince of Wales Island.

Assembly appoints David Jack new mayor

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsTuesday’s Borough Assembly meeting saw the approval of all items on the agenda as well as the appointment of a new mayor. Assembly member David Jack will be serving as Borough Mayor until the end of the term in October 2013.

Tent City Days Postcard: Jo Ellen Wendel

Wrangell’s annual Tent City Days festival was last weekend. This is the second in a series of audio postcards KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver sent back from the event. In this postcard, local craftswoman Jo Ellen Wendel speaks about her handmade scarves, jewelry and salve at her Gold Rush Flea Market booth.

Tent City Days Postcard: Black Sheep Soapworks

Black Sheep Soapworks Stikine River soap - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsWrangell’s annual Tent City Days festival was last weekend. This is the first in a series of audio postcards KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver sent back from the event. In this postcard, local soap maker Jamie Townsend speaks about her craft at her Gold Rush Flea Market booth.

On board the Wave Venture, Alaska’s cable repair ship

Wave Venture - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThere are thousands of miles of fiber optic cables snaking along the ocean floor. They bring telephone service, television, and the internet to much of world. When an earthquake struck off the coast of Southeast Alaska in January, the cables that provide Internet to Wrangell were damaged. A cable repair ship, called the Wave Venture, was called to help.

Live coverage of the State of the Union Address, Tuesday at 5pm

Official_portrait_of_Barack_Obama (397x540) (2)Tune in to KSTK for live coverage of the President's 2013 State of the Union Address from Washington, D.C. Coverage will begin at 5pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.