Author Archives: Katarina Sostaric, KSTK News

Borough Assembly awards contract for Institute property master plan

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThe Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to offer a contract to Corvus Design to create a master plan for the former site of the Wrangell Institute. The assembly postponed its decision on a contract for a property assessment and feasibility study at the former mill site.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of November 10, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Anan dock design to be re-evaluated, local opposition continues

bearThe U.S. Forest Service is re-evaluating its design for a dock at the Anan Wildlife Observatory because bids on the project exceeded the budget. Meanwhile, Wrangell tour operators continue to oppose the dock.

Can the ferry system be more reliable?

Two ferries dock at the Ketchikan Shipyard in 2012 while one is drydocked. Four of the marine highway's ships are slated to be tied up for the 2016 season. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Budget cuts and mechanical breakdowns left many of summer 2015’s passengers stranded, dropping destinations or switching to air travel. Local officials want to make sure it doesn't happen again.

KSTK’s Alaska Air Raffle!

KSTKAkAirraffleTake a chance to win 2 Round Trip Tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies with KSTK's Alaska Airline Ticket raffle! Raffle tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. They are available from any KSTK staff or board member. You can purchase tickets in person at the station or over the phone with a credit card by calling (907)874-2345. We'll draw the winning ticket on December 21st.

USFS proposes fee increase for cabins on Tongass, Chugach

cabinThe U.S. Forest Service is proposing increases to cabin rental fees on Alaska’s national forests. Cabin prices have been the same since the 1990s, and now some fees could more than double over the next three years.

Wrangell fishermen plead guilty to Lacey Act violations

halibutA Wrangell father and son have pleaded guilty to federal charges related to Lacey Act violations while commercial halibut fishing in Alaska waters.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of October 27, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting

Development committee completes initial review of transferred lands

map of land transferWrangell’s Economic Development Committee met Monday to finish its initial review of about 9,000 acres of entitlement lands.

Annual Membership Dinner

Lasagna | DinnerWe hope you’ll join us at our Annual Membership Dinner on Saturday, November 14th at the Alaskan Sourdough Lodge for an evening of food, friends, and fun!