Author Archives: Asia Fisher, KSTK Development Director

Thank You!

Chili Cook-Off 2015Our 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off was a success! A big thank you goes out to everyone who came by for lunch and stuck around for our fundraising auction, and also to the local businesses, organizations, and artists who donated great auction items. We couldn't do it without you, Wrangell! Thanks for being here for us so we can continue to be here for you.

AICS opens new dental clinic

IMG_4123Alaska Island Community Services held the grand opening of its new dental clinic Thursday on the corner of Front Street and McKinnon Street in Wrangell.

Southeast summit looks at food security, development

Business, government and other regional leaders will meet in Juneau March 17-18 for the Southeast Conference’s Mid-Session Summit.

Wrangell assembly gives first-round approval for pot ordinance

marijuanaThe Wrangell Borough Assembly gave first-round approval Tuesday to an ordinance banning the public consumption of marijuana. But assembly members disagreed on the timing and language of the measure.

Rep. Ortiz responds to Wrangell’s budget concerns

dan ortizHouse District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz held his first teleconference Friday with Wrangell constituents. Ortiz said the big issue for the legislature has been trying to close the state’s $3.5 billion deficit.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of March 10, 2015

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

Wrangell Wolves headed to state basketball tournament

wrangell wolves basketballThe Wrangell Wolves are headed to the state basketball tournament after winning two of three games at the Southeast Region V 2A tournament in Ketchikan last weekend.

Ferry, education cuts featured in Wrangell’s finance committee testimony

The ferry Aurora docks in Gustavus in 2010. Rough weather kept the ship from sailing its Lynn Canal routes twice this week. (Photo courtesy Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities)Five Wrangell residents testified Wednesday at a House Finance Committee hearing on the state’s proposed operating budget. Several speakers expressed concerns about proposed cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System and to educational programs.

Salard trial delayed until May

Salard102814bThe jury trial of Wrangell doctor Greg Salard, accused of possessing and distributing child pornography, has been delayed another three months. Assistant Federal Defender Cara McNamara requested more time to prepare her defense.

Feds turning Tongass acreage over to Sealaska

sealaska plaza, 12-09The federal Bureau of Land Management will sign paperwork Friday turning over 70,000 acres of Tongass National Forest to Sealaska Corp.