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Recreation & Road Report

Photo by Asia FisherThe Weekly Recreation and Road Report provides information on road conditions, logging traffic, cabin access, nature observations and other information valuable to those recreating in the Tongass National Forest. The Recreation and Road Report is produced in the studios of KSTK by Corree Delabrue, Forest Service Interpreter for the Tongass National Forest at the Wrangell Ranger District. This is the Weekly Recreation and Road report for May 19th - 29th.

Red Chris Mine gets closer to full production

The Red Chris Mine's first shipment of copper concentrate was sent out April 11, 2015. (www.imperialmetals.com)A British Columbia mine upriver from Wrangell and Petersburg is one step closer to full production after reaching a benefits agreement with a First Nation group last weekend.

Borough moves forward with Stikine Inn expansion plan

stikine innThe Wrangell Borough Assembly decided last week to move forward with the Stikine Inn's request to purchase tidelands as part of a plan to expand its lodging space and provide retail space for artists.

Some ferry cuts restored, but impacts unclear

A marine highway staffer watches as passengers and dogs reboard the ferry Matanuska before departing Wrangell Jan. 16, 2013. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)State budget-writers have reversed one of cuts made to the Alaska Marine Highway. But officials say it's too early to say how much service will be restored.

Public media cuts could end local programming

Wrangell's KSTK is among public broadcasters facing deep cuts that could change  programming. (File photo)Some Alaska public broadcasters would have to give up local programming if the state Senate’s budget cuts go through.

Assembly approves changes to firearm ordinance

city hallThe Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday approved changes to local firearm laws and made them less restrictive.

Wrangell teachers implement iPads in elementary school classrooms

ipadThe Wrangell School District brought its elementary school up to a one-to-one student-to-computer ratio last month by giving each student an iPad to use in class. Wrangell second-graders got to start using their new iPads by creating multimedia books about weather.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of April 14, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, April 14 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

We Did It!

Processed with VSCOcam with s3 presetThanks to you and a wonderful community that believes in public radio, we hit our spring membership drive goal in just 7 days! Whether you called us on the phone, donated online, or stopped by the station, thank you for supporting KSTK so that KSTK can continue to support you.

Deeper cuts to education budget worry Wrangell school officials

Wrangell school officials were caught off guard recently when the Alaska Senate Finance Committee proposed an additional cut to education funding. The budget amendment would cut $47.5 million from public schools statewide.