Author Archives: Aaron Bolton, KSTK News

Seddon faces three others for School Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are four candidates for two three-year terms on the Wrangell School Board in the Oct. 4 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election.

Scott Seddon is one of four candidates for school board. … more

Rang is on the ballot for School Board

There are four candidates for two three-year terms on the Wrangell School Board in the Oct. 4 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election.

Robert Rang is running against Scott Seddon, Georgianna Buhler and incumbent Rinda Howell. KSTK’s Aaron Bolton … more

Conine seeks another term on Hospital Board

 

 

 

 

 

Incumbent Barbara Conine is seeking another term on the Wrangell Medical Center Hospital Board. Marlene Messmer is also on the ballot for the one board seat.

Conine sat down with KSTK’s Aaron Bolton to discuss … more

Julie Decker seeks re-election to assembly

There are two candidates for two three-year terms on the Wrangell Borough Assembly in the Oct. 4 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election.

Incumbent Julie Decker and write-in candidate Patty Gilbert are running unopposed for those two seats. KSTK’s … more

Mayor Jack seeking re-election

Mayor David JackThere are two candidates for Wrangell Borough Mayor in the Oct. 4 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election. Incumbent Mayor David Jack is running against Kipha Valvoda for another two-year term. Jack talked to KSTK’s Aaron Bolton about his candidacy.

Southeast economy indicators look good despite state budget issues

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According to a Southeast Conference study, Southeast Alaska’s economy is looking really good, despite the state’s fiscal uncertainty. Several private sector industries are on the upswing as the state downsizes.

Southeast Conference Economic Development Planner Meilani Schijvens presented the … more

Native leaders call for federal involvement on transboundary mining

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A group of Alaska Native leaders said the Alaska congressional delegation’s Sept. 8 letter to the U.S. State Department on transboundary mining is not enough.

The United Tribal Transboundary Mining Group, a union of 15 federally recognized Alaska tribes, said … more

Sen. Bert Stedman and House candidate Bob Sivertsen campaign in Wrangell

Sen. Bert Stedman reacts to testimony at a 2014 Senate Labor Committee meeting. The Sitka Republican is one of 10 lawmakers running unopposed this year. (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)

Republican Sen. Bert Stedman along with House District 36 Candidate Bob Sivertsen made a campaign stop in Wrangell this week. Stedman is running unopposed in the District R race. He said he’s been making stops across Southeast since July 25 … more

Wrangell may have solution to growing scrap metal issue

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Wrangell could soon see a sustainable solution to its growing scrap metal pile at the city dump. Waste Management is working on proposals for all Southeast Alaska Regional Solid Waste Authority – or SEASWA – communities that could provide regular … more

Assembly increases cemetery fees and approves water study report

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The Wrangell Borough Assembly approved increasing cemetery fees Tuesday. The fee hike is meant to keep up with the cost of services.

The cost of grave plots increased by $130 and space for cremated remains by $95. Burial services were … more