Monthly Archives: August 2013

Medevac insurance biz regains state license

A view inside an Alaska medevac flight. Courtesy nocatsallowed blog.Apollo Medi Trans, a popular medevac insurance company, has its state license back.

Rinehart charged with two felony counts, five misdemeanors

51-year-old Robert Rinehart, of Wrangell, is charged with two counts of assault in the third degree which are class C felonies in Alaska. He is alleged to have repeatedly threatened to kill and injure the two victims.

August 27, 2013 Borough Assembly Meeting

Listen to audio and read the agenda of the August 27, 2013 Borough Assembly meeting.

Ely sentenced to 55 years

33-year old Douglas Ely, of Wrangell, was convicted of child sexual abuse in June. His sentencing hearing was Monday.

New hospital on the horizon

Wrangell Medical Center has faced a number of issues over the past few years. Finances, personnel turnover, and design changes stalled the plans for building a new hospital. But now, the plans are back on the table. And the hospital and its board of directors think the project is heading in the right direction.

WMC welcomes new interim CFO

Wrangell Medical Center has a new interim Chief Financial Officer. Dana Strong is coming to Wrangell from Maine. He has a strong background in healthcare finance.

Wrangell in the picture for Nat Geo Traveler

Wrangell will soon be featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine. KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver caught up with the photographer working on the article and sent back this report.

Marshall sentenced to 15 years

Steven Marshall, of Wrangell, was convicted of assault in June. His sentencing hearing was Tuesday. Judge William Carey sentenced Marshall to 15 years imprisonment with five years suspended.

Searching for a name, finding an identity

Sarah Williams-Churchill picks thimbleberries - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThe town of Wrangell, once called the “sleeping giant,” has seen an awakening of its native culture and history. In early August, a group of people headed to the original Tlingit settlement 25 miles from present-day Wrangell—for a language and culture camp. It was the first time Tlingit was spoken in Old Town in 65 years.

Marine layer goes hand in hand with heat

Marine layer over the ferry terminal - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKLast week, a dense fog blanketed the waters outside of town every morning. For the landlubbers out there, it’s not really just a fog, but something called a marine layer. We can turn to the science of meteorology to find out why this phenomenon was so common this summer.