Author Archives: Katarina Sostaric, KSTK News

WMC board updated on vacancies, new hospital project

The Wrangell Medical Center board was updated on a patient survey, the new hospital project and efforts to hire more health care providers.

P&Z looks at zoning for commercial marijuana

marijuanaThe Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission started a discussion last week about commercial marijuana in the context of local zoning codes.

P&Z, EDC want public input on entitlement lands

Wrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission and Economic Development Committee held a joint meeting Thursday to discuss potential uses for the borough’s remote entitlement lands.

Port Commission considers moorage fee increase

harborThe Wrangell Port Commission continued its discussion of harbor rates at a workshop Monday, but it still has a long way to go before making a final decision.

Borough Assembly approves plan for Light & Power updates

Power lines in Wrangell. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)The Wrangell Borough Assembly approved a plan Tuesday for the electrical department to fix its power distribution system over the next six years without raising electric rates.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of March 8, 2016

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Wrangell residents ask House Finance to reconsider budget cuts

Wrangell residents told the House Finance Committee Thursday that proposed state budget cuts would affect local education, municipal revenue and public broadcasting.

Planning process starts for former Wrangell Institute site

institute planPreliminary designs for the former site of the Wrangell Institute combine different types of housing, senior assisted living, retail space and an education center to meet current and future community needs.

Alcohol & Marijuana Control director says commercial pot possible in Wrangell

marijuanaThe director of Alaska’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office was in Wrangell Tuesday to give a presentation on commercial marijuana regulations.

BC officials introduce mine law changes in response to Mount Polley

This aerial image shows the Aug. 5, 2014, Mount Polley Mine tailings dam break and some of the damage downstream. The mine just won permission to reopen on a limited basis. (Photo courtesy Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre)British Columbia officials introduced law changes last week that would strengthen its ability to enforce mining laws in response to the Mount Polley tailings dam disaster of 2014. But critics in Alaska aren’t convinced the B.C. government would use those penalties to protect watersheds in Southeast.