Author Archives: Katarina Sostaric, KSTK News

Ballot set for Wrangell’s local election

voteThe candidate filing period closed Monday for Wrangell’s local election. There are only two contested seats this year, and they are both on the Wrangell Public School Board.

California man found dead on boat in Wrangell

A California man was found dead Tuesday morning on a fishing vessel in Wrangell. Wrangell Police Chief Doug McCloskey said police were notified around 6 a.m. and recovered the body from Wrangell’s downtown harbor.

Rainforest Islands Ferry starts service in Southeast

ferryA new independent ferry connecting Wrangell, Petersburg and Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island started up Friday and transported its first passengers between the communities. But the launch of passenger service revealed some logistical problems.

Wrangell’s tourism season winds down with last big cruise ship

cruise shipThe biggest cruise ship to dock in Wrangell this year marked the winding-down of the busy tourism season when it made its last stop of the summer Tuesday at City Dock.

British Columbia more open to mine treaty talks

B.C. Mines Minister Bill Bennett discusses the week's mine meetings as Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and other state officials listen during a Wednesday press conference in Juneau. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News).British Columbia’s mines minister says he’s open to involving Canada in resolving transboundary mine conflicts. That’s a change from earlier statements.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of August 25, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, August 25 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Assembly sets transitional due dates for 2015 property taxes

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThe Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to make 2015 a transitional year for the new property tax due date. This year, the first half of property tax payments will be due Sept. 15, and the second half is due by Dec. 15.

Shellfish testing shows normal levels of contaminants

clamShellfish testing revealed clams and cockles on some Wrangell beaches do not contain abnormal amounts of heavy metals or other contaminants, according to a study released by the Wrangell Cooperative Association earlier this month.

USFS announces Navy Timber Sale south of Wrangell

A map showing the Navy Timber Sale. (Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service announced a timber sale last week that makes 13.1 million board feet of timber available on the Tongass National Forest 22 miles south of Wrangell.

WMC board hires new hospital CEO

Aaron McPherson, Jeffrey Lyle and Robert RangThe Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors hired Robert Rang of Kodiak on Thursday as the new hospital CEO.