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KSTK Open Board Seat

Photo Courtesy of Lucy Moline-RobinsonKSTK is looking to fill seat "A" of the KSTK Board of Directors. This is a 3-year term expiring November 2018. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Wrangell, and a KSTK member in good standing. KSTK board members are Wrangell residents who have the stations best interest in mind, who help the station be successful and financially stable and who can spend time volunteering to help raise money for the station. Interested individuals may submit a letter of interest to KSTK General Manager, Cindy Sweat in person or by email at . Letters may also be submitted to KSTK Board Chair Angie Flickinger by email at

Wrangell’s 4th of July Royalty Candidates

queensWrangell’s 4th of July Royalty Contestants are securing sponsors, planning events and organizing their teams to raise money for Wrangell’s biggest event of the year. Alex Angerman and Kyla Teat have announced they are running for 4th of July “Queen”. Cindy Sweat visited with the candidates who have different but similar reasons for running.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Update

City-HallWrangell’s Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, April 26th. The Assembly unanimously voted to approve the second reading of ordinance 916 which reduces the number of board members on the medical center and long-term care facility board from nine to seven board members.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting 4-26-16

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Power Outage for Wrangell and Petersburg

bulbWrangell Power and Light Superintendent, Clay Hammer, reported to KSTK Tuesday morning that an event occurred at Ward Cove near Ketchikan that impacted the entire north end of the power distribution just before 7:00 am.

Can Alaska learn from other ferry systems?

The Steamship Authority ferry Eagle sails between Hyannis and Nantucket, southeast of Boston. (Photo courtesy The Steamship Authority)Should the Alaska Marine Highway System be managed differently? That’s a question being asked by ferry advocates as they cope with smaller budgets and reduced schedules.

Rainforest Islands Ferry to Relaunch

ferryThe Rainforest Islands Ferry is in operation again but users in Wrangell and Petersburg will need to call and reserve in advance to ensure pick up in those communities.

Weather played a role in Admiralty plane crash

Rescuers work at the site of a crashed small plane on Admiralty Island on Friday. (Photo courtesy Sitka Mountain Rescue)Weather may have been a factor in the April 8 plane crash on Admiralty Island, which killed the pilot and two passengers and badly injured another person on board.

Wrangell Public Health Center Future Uncertain

Budget cuts could leave Wrangell without a public health nurse. The previous staffer left in March and has not been replaced. Ketchikan based Public Health Nurse Manager Susan Bergmann is filling in for a few days. But she says the state isn’t looking for someone to hire.

KSTK 50/50 Cash Raffle!

DSCN0017Take a chance to win a big pile of cash in KSTK's 50/50 cash raffle. Our goal is to sell 320 tickets at $25 each or 5 tickets for $100. That means if all tickets sell, the winner will take home somewhere between $3,200 and $4,000!! Tickets available at KSTK, by phone with a credit card at 874-2345, or from any KSTK staff or board member. We'll draw the lucky winning ticket on June 10, 2016.