Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wrangell still under burn ban

Wildfires have been a major problem throughout Alaska this summer. Southeast is known for its ever-present rain and chilly weather. But now, even the rainforest is hot and dry. Wrangell has been under a burn ban for the last week, and the town is still waiting for rain. more

No injuries reported in two sinkings

The Coast Guard reports that a total of eight people are safe, with no injuries reported, after two separate sinkings in Southeast Wednesday. more

Ladies, mimosas, and golfing for cancer care

Ladies from Petersburg - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Muskeg Meadows golf course saw its biggest event of the year on Saturday. 81 people from around Southeast hit the green to golf for cancer care. KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver met up with some of the ladies on the course and sent back this audio postcard. more

Wrangell adopts CodeRED emergency notification system


The City and Borough of Wrangell, in cooperation with the hospital, police department, fire department, and other organizations, will now use a new emergency alert system to get the word out in case of emergency. more

Burn ban in effect until further notice

It’s August, the sun’s out, and people are hitting the beaches in bathing suits. That’s a great summer by Southeast standards, but it comes with a downside. Along with hot and dry weather comes fire danger. So, the Wrangell Fire Department has issued a burn ban. more

From here to Timbuktu, Genevieve Murphy talks Mali

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Genevieve Murphy works at the Diamond C. But before she came to Wrangell, she lived in West Africa. This Tuesday at 6pm she’ll be giving a presentation at the Nolan Center on her time there. KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver has this preview. more

Jabusch on the job

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK News

The Assembly appointed Jeff Jabusch interim borough manager late last month. Jeff Jabusch has been working with the City and Borough of Wrangell for several years as the Finance Director. more

Investigation underway in mill fire

Firefighters fight spot fires at mill - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

A fire destroyed Mike Allen’s sawmill at 13 mile Zimovia Highway last week. The fire started in the mid-afternoon on Tuesday and took around six hours to put out. more

Mike Allen mill burns down

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Nobody was injured in the blaze.

The fire started in the mid-afternoon at the sawmill at 13 mile Zimovia Highway. The mill is owned and operated by Mike Allen of Mike Allen Enterprizes. more