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