Author Archives: Katarina Sostaric, KSTK News

Repatriated Wrangell clan hat arrives in Juneau

frog clan hatA clan hat from an Alaska Native tribe in Wrangell returned to Alaska Thursday. The Khaach.ádi or frog clan of Wrangell signed a repatriation claim in 2008 to get the hat back from a museum in California.

KSM mine critics target investors, B.C. officials

The KSM project's operational phase mine site layout includes pits to access ore, rock storage, a dam and a water treatment plant. (Courtesy KSM environmental assessment certificate application)Transboundary mine critics are trying a new tactic in their opposition to the KSM mine. They’re telling investors it's a bad place to put their money.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of November 12, 2014

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to the audio of that meeting.

Pool improvements top assembly’s budget request list

city hallThe Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Wednesday to approve a capital budget request list for the upcoming fiscal year. Fixing the swimming pool is the first priority, followed by boat yard improvements, a sewer pump replacement, and funding for a new hospital.

Green Dot campaign teaches bystanders to prevent violence

A campaign to prevent violence culminated in bystander intervention training in Wrangell Saturday. The Green Dot campaign is based on the premise that anyone can make the choice to help prevent violence in the community by intervening in situations that could lead to interpersonal, sexual or partner violence.

Port Commission reviews Mariner’s Memorial design

mariners memorialThe Wrangell Port Commission Thursday reviewed a nearly complete design for the Mariner’s Memorial. The commission also discussed harbor parking lot policies after receiving a written complaint about the lack of long-term parking options.

Ferry system limits solo travel by kids, teenagers

A marine highway staffer watches as passengers and dogs reboard the ferry Matanuska before departing Wrangell Jan. 16, 2013. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The Alaska Marine Highway System will no longer allow children and teenagers under 18 to travel solo. The current rules place no restrictions on 16- and 17-year-olds.

Wrangell back on hydroelectric power after outage

Power was out in Wrangell, Petersburg and Ketchikan after Wednesday night’s storm coated a Ketchikan power plant in salt.

You’re Invited!

Temple - Asian - Membership DinnerKSTK’s Annual Membership Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 15th at the Alaskan Sourdough Lodge. Doors open at 5:00 pm and dinner will be served at 6:00 pm. Please join us for a great evening featuring an Asian Fusion menu!

House District 36 race too close to call

With all precincts reporting, non-affiliated candidate Dan Ortiz led Republican Chere Klein by 19 votes. The race will not be called until absentee and early ballots are counted.