Author Archives: Aaron Bolton, KSTK News

UFA hones in on salmon habitat issues


United Fishermen of Alaska is beginning to get an idea of what its new Salmon Habitat Information Program – or SHIP – will look like. The program is aimed at engaging commercial fisherman around the state in salmon habitat issues.… more

Audubon Society bird count continues in Wrangell for twenty-third year

Delta-area bird-count coordinator Steve DuBois photographed this Eurasian collared dove in the Delta Junction area in September. (Credit Steve DuBois)

The Alaska Audubon Society is gearing up for its seventy-sixth annual Christmas BirdCount. Several communities will hold counts around the state between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. Volunteers travel set routes within a 15-mile radius around participating communities counting each … more

KSTK Board Election

ballotboxThe KSTK membership will vote for KSTK board seats D, E and F at the upcoming Membership Meeting and Dinner on November 19th, 6:00 pm at the Sourdough Lodge. If you are interested in running for a KSTK board seat, please submit your name, address, age and the seat that you wish to run for to Cindy Sweat P.O. 1141 Wrangell AK. Or by email to before 3:30 pm Friday, November 18th.

Port Commission bars public from boat yard in 2018 and forms Mariner’s Memorial committee

marine service center

The Port Commission made a motion to restrict tour operators and the general public from the marine service center after the 2017 season at its meeting Wednesday. The motion passed unanimously. The issue has been discussed since the early summer … more

Wrangell’s students vote in mock election

Wrg Youth vote

On Election Day, it wasn’t just adults who were thinking about our next president and state and federal representatives. Wrangell’s students also headed to the polls to cast their ballots.

The mock election was Wrangell student Draven Golding’s senior project. … more

Wrangell Borough Assembly meeting 11-10-16

City and Borough of Wrangell

Borough Assembly Meeting

AGENDA November 8, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.                 Location: Assembly Chambers, City Hall

  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE led by Assembly Member David Powell
  3. INVOCATION to be given by Don McConachie

Assembly discusses pot taxes and assemblyman Prysunka resigns


The Wrangell Assembly discussed a possible excise tax on marijuana sales during its meeting Tuesday. Several members spoke in favor of the idea. Assembly member Mark Mitchell said he would like to see something similar to the current 10 percent … more

Wrangell’s turnout on track for a 20-year high


As the doors closed, 812 votes were cast in Wrangell Tuesday.

Voter turnout in Wrangell was at 44 percent in the unofficial results released by the Alaska Division of Elections Wednesday. Including in-person absentee votes and Wrangell election chair, Sarah … more

Wrangell votes Republican across the board in unofficial results


As the doors close, 812 votes were cast in Wrangell today. In the unofficial results, Republicans won across the board by wide margins.

In the presidential race, Republican nominee Donald Trump over doubled votes in favor of Democratic nominee Hilary … more

Update: Nearly 800 votes cast with under an hour to go


The polls opened at 7 a.m. in Wrangell, and there was a steady flow of voters through the morning. Sarah Merrit, Wrangell’s election chair, said this election seems busier than most with 210 votes being cast by 10:30 a.m.

With … more