Monthly Archives: January 2014

Peggy’s Corner, Jan. 26 – Feb. 01

Representative Peggy Wilson - photo courtesy of http://house.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=wls

Peggy’s Corner of the House is a weekly legislative session update from Wrangell Republican Representative Peggy Wilson, who represents House District 33. more

January 28, 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting

Listen to the audio and read the agenda of the January 28, 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting. more

ASMI seeks fishy photos in annual contest

Logo courtesy of alaskaseafood.org

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is holding its second annual photo contest. The deadline to submit photos is February 2nd. more

Fuel vents closed, spill contained from sunken tug

Sheen and containment boom above the sunken Silver Bay II - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the US Coast Guard are still monitoring the site where a tug boat sank and leaked diesel fuel near Wrangell. At this time, there is no known contamination of beaches or shorelines. more

Wolf Watch – January 24, 2014

Wrangell Wolves - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK News

This week on Wolf Watch we’ll hear an interview with Wolves’ coach Ray Stokes. Don’t forget to head down to the gym and support the Wolves as they take on Haines. more

Transportation a priority for Rep. Peggy Wilson

Representative Peggy Wilson - photo courtesy of http://house.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=wls

The second session of the 28th Alaska Legislature opened on Tuesday. Peggy Wilson represents House District 33, comprising Wrangell, Ketchikan and northern Prince of Wales. She says this legislative session, transportation is one of her top priorities. more

January 14, 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting

Listen to the audio and read the agenda of the January 14, 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting. more

School board appoints interim elementary principal

The regular meeting of the Wrangell school board was Monday, January 20, 2013. Diedre Jensen, who comes to Wrangell from Thorne Bay, was appointed interim elementary principal. more

Coast Guard, ADEC respond to sunken tug

Sheen and containment boom above the sunken Silver Bay II - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

The 60-foot towing vessel Silver Bay II sank in approximately 120 feet of water about five miles south of the city of Wrangell late Tuesday afternoon. The vessel had been moored at the former Silver Bay Logging facility for the last five years. more

Containment booms in place near sunken tug boat

A tug boat sank near Silver Bay Logging in Wrangell Tuesday afternoon.

The Coast Guard and the Department of Environmental Conservation are working with the boat’s caretaker to put up containment boom and prevent any leaking oil from traveling. There were reportedly 3500 gallons of diesel fuel on board at the time of sinking. more