Author Archives: Katarina Sostaric, KSTK News

July Fourth celebration to feature new events

Several competitors hit the water during the greased pole contest Thursday, July 3, 2014.Wrangell’s Fourth of July celebration, themed “Hometown Heroes,” will feature new events this year.

Golf For Radio!

Photo by Asia FisherJoin us at Muskeg Meadows to Golf For Radio on Saturday, June 20th! This is KSTK’s 17th Annual Golf Tournament, brought to you by AP&T. The format will be 9 hole best ball. Tee time is 10:00 am, and there will be cash prizes and awards! After the tournament, stick around for our $50,000 Hole In One Contest, sponsored by Alaska Vistas! For more information, call KSTK at 874-2345 or Muskeg Meadows at 874-GOLF. See you on the Green! Saturday morning, June 20th.

EPA finds lead contamination at former junkyard

Lead levels at the Byford Junkyard at 4 mile Zimovia Highway are high enough to be a threat to human health.

Report lists watersheds, salmon habitat potentially affected by B.C. mines

This map, found in the FNMEC report, shows potential contaminant flow paths from B.C. tailings dams into Southeast Alaska waters.Thousands of miles of salmon habitat and more than 200 communities across Southeast Alaska and British Columbia could be affected if another mine disaster happens near the border. According to a report released this week by a B.C. First Nations group, 35 tailings ponds in the region are drawing more scrutiny after a mine dam collapsed last summer.

Borough Assembly approves waterfront master plan

waterfront master planThe Wrangell Borough Assembly last week approved a plan for developing Wrangell’s downtown waterfront. The Wrangell Waterfront Master Plan would put $14.7 million into improving the waterfront between City Dock and the Marine Service Center.

Red Chris Mine waits for final permit

red chris mineA controversial British Columbia mine upriver from Wrangell and Petersburg is slated to ramp up to full production this summer. But the Red Chris Mine is still waiting for final approval from the B.C. government and a First Nations group.

Wrangell faces water shortage

faucetWrangell officials are asking residents to reduce water consumption because of a shortage at the community’s reservoirs.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of May 26, 2015

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

Borough Assembly approves FY16 budget

city hallAlthough major budget cuts are being made at the state level, Wrangell residents will not see any significant changes in municipal services. But next year’s budget will have a small deficit.

Screened-in hot tub on Stikine to close for one month

The screened-in hot tub at the Chief Shakes Hot Springs will be closed July 15 through Aug. 15, 2015. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)The screened-in tub and adjacent changing room at Chief Shakes Hot Springs on the Stikine River will be closed from July 15 to August 15.