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SEAPA’s Swan Lake expansion on track for completion this fall

swan lake spillwayThe Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) is on track to complete an expansion of its hydro storage capacity by October 2016.

Former doctor headed to prison for downloading child pornography

Salard102814bFormer Wrangell doctor Greg Salard will spend the next 20 years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography.

Salard sentenced to 20 years in prison

greg salardFormer Wrangell doctor Greg Salard was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for receipt and distribution of child pornography.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of February 9, 2016

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Forest Service seeks input on new Anan master plan, mooring float

float mapA controversial dock project at the Anan Wildlife Observatory near Wrangell was scrapped last fall after it was found to be too expensive, and now the U.S. Forest Service has a new draft plan for accessing the observatory and for constructing additional improvements. The Wrangell Ranger District is asking for public input this month before moving forward with its construction plans.

U.S. prosecutors recommend 20 years in prison for Salard

Salard102814bFederal prosecutors are recommending a 20-year prison term followed by a lifetime of supervised release for former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard ahead of his sentencing hearing next week.

Vehicle takes down playground fence

shoemaker fence downA driver lost control of a vehicle in Wrangell Monday morning and took down at least 200 feet of fencing around the Shoemaker Bay playground.

Alaska sends second draft of transboundary agreement to B.C.

red chris mineLt. Gov. Byron Mallott sent the second draft of a Statement of Cooperation to British Columbia officials last week as part of an ongoing effort to preserve water quality and fisheries of the Stikine, Taku, Unuk and Alsek rivers.

Borough Assembly approves capital project list, bumps up new fire truck

Water main breaks on St. Michaels Street - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKThe Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday approved the community’s list of capital budget requests for the next fiscal year and made the need for a new fire truck one of the top priorities.

Borough Assembly approves contract zone for WCA Transportation office

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKThe Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to approve the Wrangell Cooperative Association’s request to build a transportation office on residential land.