Author Archives: Katarina Sostaric, KSTK News

Assembly asks state to fully fund revenue sharing

Wrangell officials are worried state budget cuts will impact the Community Revenue Sharing Program that makes up a large portion of the borough’s income. Wrangell gets about $600,000 each year to help provide basic services including maintenance of public buildings and snow removal.

Tongass transition back on the table

1-20-14 USFS Jason Anderson and Kirk Hardcastle listed during a Tongass Advisory Committee meeting at Juneau's Aspen Hotel.A citizens’ panel continues wrestling with the future of Southeast Alaska’s national forest. The Tongass Advisory Committee resumes meeting Tuesday in Juneau.

UAS offers marine transportation class in Wrangell

The University of Alaska Southeast is teaching a 100 Ton Master License class in Wrangell next week. Wrangell residents typically have to travel to other communities to take these courses.

Wrangell Wolves Basketball

091106201101-largeOur Wrangell Wolves will take on the Haines Glacier Bears in Haines on Friday, February 20th, and Saturday, February 21st, with J.V. beginning at 5:30 pm and Varsity to follow at approximately 7:00 pm. KSTK will broadcast the Varsity games - tune in at 101.7 FM or stream online at www.kstk.org.

Assembly postpones vote on gun ordinance

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThe Wrangell Borough Assembly decided Tuesday to postpone a vote on an ordinance related to weapons and the discharge of firearms within the borough. Residents asked assembly members to change some existing gun policies.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of February 10, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 10 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

B.C. mine gets OK to test mill and tailings pond

The Red Chris Mine site is about 120 miles northeast of Petersburg. The mine is testing its mill and tailings pond dam under an interim permit issued Feb. 2. (Courtesy Imperial Metals website)A new copper and gold mine in Southeast Alaska’s Stikine River watershed is a significant step closer to opening.

Mt. Polley Mine dam collapse report cites design

8-5-14 Polley tailings pond break imageA government investigation says poor design led to last summer’s catastrophic failure of British Columbia's Mount Polley Mine tailings pond.

Changes For 2015 Health Fair

healthfairA sure sign of spring in Wrangell is the annual health fair sponsored by Wrangell Medical Center. Kris Reed, WMC Development Coordinator and Health Fair Committee member, is working on getting everything in place for Wrangell’s 2015 Health Fair which is set to take place on Saturday, April 4th. KSTK’s Cindy Sweat had a chance to speak with Reed about the Health Fair and some big changes taking place this year.

Assembly hears WMC update, approves hospital budget change

city hallThe Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday heard a report on the financial situation of the Wrangell Medical Center. The hospital nearly ran out of cash last year, but WMC officials say the financials are improving.