Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spring brings health fair to Wrangell

Wrangell Health Fair 2012 - Photo courtesy of www.wrangell.comSpring is here, and the health fair is coming to Wrangell. Coordinator Cathy Gross said visitors can expect this year’s event to be larger than ever before. Vendors are coming from all around the northwest to share their information and goods at the fair.

Ethical wills give new life to loved ones’ thoughts

Harriet Schirmer is giving an old practice new life. She’s teaching people about ethical wills, which leave ideas rather than objects to loved ones when a person passes away. She will be running a workshop on ethical wills Sunday, March 17th from 2-5pm at the Presbyterian Church in Wrangell.

Chautauqua speaker on invasive plant species

Bohemian Knotweed - Photo courtesy of the Juneau Cooperative Weed Management Area and juneauinvasives.orgThe Wrangell Chautauqua series continues Thursday, March 14, 2013, with a presentation by Brian Maupin. Brian Maupin is an invasive species specialist with the Alaska Association of Conservation Districts.

KSTK Open Board Seat

KSTK has one open board seat. Those interested in serving the remaining terms should submit a letter of interest to KSTK General Manager Mike Symons by email at or mail it to P.O. Box 1141, Wrangell, AK 99929. Candidates … more

Assembly covers SEAPA, sea otter bounty

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThe Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Borough Assembly meeting saw the approval of most items on the agenda, community support for Senate Bill 60, and a stalemate over a proposed energy committee. Mayor Jack said they will discuss the energy committee and SEAPA further in the next meeting.

12-Mar-13 Borough Assembly Meeting

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

Village hydroproject will cut diesel use

Hoonah is among Southeast communities dependent on diesel generators. A run-of-the-river power project at Gartina Falls should lower electrical rates for the Tlingit village.Hoonah is a big step closer to generating power from a nearby waterway. But the project developer still needs to clear one federal agency and change its rate structure to fully benefit the community.

Wanted: Kings and Queens

2012 Fourth of July royalty candidates - Photo courtesy of the Wrangell Chamber of CommerceThe Fourth of July is a long four months away. But in Wrangell, that means it’s just around the corner. Jillian Privett is the royalty coordinator for the 2013 Fourth of July royalty contest. And she’s looking for kings and queens.

Alaska innovators share success stories

Juneau’s Alaskan Brewing Company is using an innovative boiler to save fuel and shipping costs. The business is among those highlighted at a recent innovation summit in Juneau.  Photo courtesy of Alaska Brewing Company.Representatives of creative businesses talked about how they made it work during the recent Innovation Summit at Juneau’s Centennial Hall.

Special sailing celebrates ferry system’s 50th anniversary

The ferry Malaspina waits for passengers at Juneau's Auke Bay ferry terminal last fall. The ship will make a celebratory voyage honoring the Marine Highway's 50th anniversary in May. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska.The ferry Malaspina will stop in Wrangell during a celebratory trip through Southeast Alaska in early May.