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Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting 5-24-16

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Wrangell Assembly calls for public comment on lean budget

Wrangell's Assembly holds a budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. (File Photo)The Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening at 5:45 pm and a budget workshop at 6 pm. The Assembly will hold one more public hearing before their June 14 regular meeting where the final budget will be passed.

Wrangell’s ferry service declines in proposed schedule

The fast ferry Fairweather sails in Chatham Strait in 2010. It and the Chenega will be tied up for most of the fall, winter and spring. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The state Department of Transportation released their proposed Southeast ferry schedule for the 2017 fiscal year Thursday. The proposed schedule lays out sailing dates and times for October through April. Wrangell’s ferry terminal would see 22 less sailings during those months compared to 2015. That would mean 14 less sailings to Ketchikan and eight less to Petersburg. The 2017 summer schedule has yet to be set.

Happy Cannabis moves forward with retail store construction.

marijuanaThe owner of Diamond C Café and Happy Cannabis is moving forward with construction of a proposed marijuana business in Wrangell’s commercial district. Owner Kelsey Martinsen hopes he will receive conditional use permits for cultivating and manufacturing marijuana marijuana, as well as a retail store.

Hello Wrangell

Hello Wrangell! My name is Aaron Bolton. I have taken over as the reporter at KSTK, and I’m very excited to be a part of your community.

Top Ten Derby Ladder

5-26-16ladderHere is your Top Ten King Salmon Derby Ladder for Thursday, May 26th. Sponsored on KSTK by Angerman's Inc. City Market and Sentry Hardware. Thanks to Wrangell Chamber of Commerce.

Wrangell will finish rules before allowing pot biz

marijuanaWrangell won’t approve its first commercial pot operation until it has a better handle on where such businesses will be allowed.

Wrangell Disaster Drill

DrillOn Wednesday, May 4th the "All Out" siren signaled the beginning of a Disaster Drill in Wrangell, a combined effort of the Wrangell Fire Department, Wrangell Medical Center and the Department of Transportation.

Public Health Office Closes

kadinPublic health offices in Haines and Wrangell are set to close this summer due to state budget cuts. But their services won’t disappear completely. Nurses from other Southeast towns will occasionally travel to Haines and Wrangell to maintain the ‘safety net’ their agency aims to provide.

Just $2,277 Away!

donKSTK is still $2,277 away from our Spring Membership Goal. Do you use KSTK and kstk.org to check in for local information, news or music? Are you someone who listens to TED Radio, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me or Radio Lab? Without support from individuals like you, KSTK won't exist. It's that simple. If you've not donated yet, please do so by calling 874-2345 or click on the orange Donate Fish in the upper right of this page. Thanks!