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House candidate Dan Ortiz visits Wrangell

Dan Ortiz is the non-partisan candidate for Alaska House District 36. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)Non-partisan candidate Dan Ortiz was in Wrangell this week campaigning to represent Wrangell, Ketchikan, and surrounding communities in the Alaska State House of Representatives. Click here to listen to an extended interview with Ortiz.

House candidate Chere Klein visits Wrangell

Chere KleinRepublican Chere Klein was in Wrangell this week campaigning to represent Wrangell, Ketchikan and surrounding communities in the Alaska State House of Representatives. Click here to hear an extended interview with Klein.

Wrangell’s heat pumps part of statewide study

IMG_1329Southeast Conference meeting participants heard about a heating technology Tuesday that is being adapted to colder climates. Wrangell already has two air-source heat pump systems, and those are part of a statewide research effort to evaluate their effectiveness.

Report shows plateau in Southeast economy, population

southeast conferenceAfter five years of growth, Southeast Alaska’s labor force and population leveled off in 2013, according to data released Tuesday at the Southeast Conference annual membership meeting.

Recreation and Road Report

Photo by Asia FisherUSFS Interpreter, Corree Delabrue provides weekly updates on events taking place on Wrangell Island and the surrounding area. Information includes USFS road maintenance, logging traffic, wildlife sightings, recreational opportunities and more. Click on the image above to read or listen to the Recreation and Road Report for September 16th through 23rd.

Wrangell’s Tlingit Phrase of the Week

Photo by Shady Grove OliverTlingit Phrase of the Week is a project launched to help with the survival and renewal of the Tlingit language in Wrangell. Each phrase speaks to Wrangell's seasons and the Tlingit way of life. September is Young Moon Month. Click on the image above to listen to Tlinget Phrase of the Week for September 15th through the 22nd.

P&Z Commission considers Bay Co. request

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKThe Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday discussed The Bay Company’s request to purchase city-owned land adjacent to its property. One section is an alleyway that runs between The Bay Co. and the boat yard, and the other is a five-foot portion of Silvernail Work Road.

Thomas Bay commission tries to find its place after SEAPA transfer

The Thomas Bay Power Commission Tuesday resolved to ask the borough assemblies of Wrangell and Petersburg how it can contribute to the communities after a management transfer removed its original responsibilities.

Southeast Conference will bring 200 people to Wrangell for annual meeting

seconfThe Southeast Conference annual membership meeting will bring about 200 people to Wrangell next week. The organization advocates for economic development in Southeast Alaska.

Borough assembly sends animal control ordinance back to code review

city hallThe Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to send a proposed animal control ordinance back to the Code Review Committee for some changes. The assembly approved an ordinance to change the fines for animal code violations.