Monthly Archives: March 2013

Peggy’s Corner, Mar. 24 – Mar. 30

Representative Peggy WilsonWeek 9 of Peggy’s Corner of the House from Wrangell Representative Peggy Wilson.

Peggy’s Corner, Mar. 10 – Mar. 16

Representative Peggy WilsonWeek 8 of Peggy’s Corner of the House from Wrangell Representative Peggy Wilson.

Northwest coast artist leads formline workshop

Artwork by Ron Fairbanks - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsNorthwest coast artist Ron Fairbanks was in Wrangell to teach a two-day workshop on formline design. Formline is the primary design style for Southeast Alaskan native art.

Eating to feed the hungry

Zak's Cafe - Photo by Shady Grove OliverA Wrangell café is combating hunger. For about 13 weeks per year, it donates its Monday night profits to a charity that works to end child hunger in the United States. On those nights, it also gives you a good meal for whatever amount of money you can pay, be it $20 or 50 cents.

Alaska Territorial Guard honored at memorial service

Alaska National Guard Honor Guard memorial service - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThe Alaska Army National Guard Honor Guard held a memorial service Monday, March 18, 2013 for men and women who honorably served in the armed forces. The Wrangell post of the Alaska Territorial Guard was also commemorated.

Timber sale hot topic at Assembly

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThe Borough Assembly Tuesday, March 26th covered a bill to establish a bounty on sea otters, the creation of an energy committee, and a controversial Mental Health timber sale.

26-Mar-2013 Borough Assembly Meeting

Listen to the audio of the March 12, 2013 Borough Assembly meeting and read the agenda.

4th of July royalty – Jennifer Ludwigsen

Jennifer Ludwigsen - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThere are three candidates for this year’s Fourth of July royalty contest. They are Darian Meissner, Kayla Rooney, and Jennifer Ludwigsen. This is an interview with Ludwigsen about her preparations for this year's event.

In the footsteps of John Muir

Mt. Dewey trail head in Wrangell with dedication to John Muir - Photo by Shady Grove OliverIn the late 1800s, Muir decided to make the journey to the far north in search of glaciers. His exploration would eventually lead to the creation of Glacier Bay National Park. But the first stop on his great Alaskan expedition was Wrangell Island in the Inside Passage.

On the brink of war – the 1937 Bristol Bay salmon crisis

The Japanese trawler "Taiyo Maru" in 1937 - Photo courtesy of Ross CoenIn July, 1937 a fleet of Japanese fishing vessels entered Alaskan waters in Bristol Bay and set off an international dispute over water and fishing rights. Alaska historian Ross Coen describes this historic event and the impact it had on international fishing regulations and WWII. Coen is the speaker for the March 21st Chautauqua.