For the first time, middle-school girls in Wrangell can participate in a track program that combines running with lessons about life skills. Girls on the Run is a national nonprofit that aims to teach girls about self-image, respect and community awareness.
Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 26 in Assembly Chambers. Click "more" here to listen to the audio of that meeting.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday unanimously gave a first round of approval to new animal control laws. The assembly also agreed to send a letter to congressional delegates expressing concerns about proposed mines near the Stikine River watershed in British Columbia.
Becky Rooney was appointed to an open seat on the Wrangell Borough Assembly for a term ending in October. Rooney stopped by KSTK ahead of her first assembly meeting to discuss her new position in city government.
Monday was the first day of school for Wrangell Public Schools. New teachers, administrators and standardized tests are all making a debut this year.
Wrangell Medical Center and Alaska Island Community Services this month announced a collaboration to improve staff response time when a patient may be a danger to themselves or the community. The two organizations teamed up to prevent delays in dealing with behavioral health issues.
With all precincts reporting, it appears Chere Klein won the Republican nomination for State House District 36.
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Andy Baker of YourCleanEnergy LLC was in Wrangell Monday to introduce a cleaner, cheaper heating source. Seawater-based heat pumps use a small amount of electricity to lift heat out of the ocean.
Trail planning consultants came to Wrangell this month to help Parks and Recreation staff move forward with the community’s Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Plan. The group flagged trail corridors that would extend and connect existing trails.