Author Archives: Aaron Bolton, KSTK News
The polls opened at 7 a.m. this morning in Wrangell, and it’s been a steady flow of voters ever since. Sarah Merrit, Wrangell’s election chair, said this election seems busier than most with 160 votes being cast before 10 a.m. … more
The Wrangell Cooperative Association conducted a housing survey this summer to identify needs in Wrangell’s Native community. The results are in and to tribal administrators surprise, energy efficiency took the cake with three quarters of responses listing it as the … more
More Wrangell residents are heading to the polls early this year. According to the Alaska Division of Elections, in-person absentee voting is up nearly 4 times compared to the 2014 general election. As of Friday afternoon, Wrangell saw a total … more
State agencies, harbormasters and communities around the state want stronger laws on abandoned and derelict vessels. The Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators submitted proposed legislation to Gov. Bill Walker’s office last month that would make it easier to … more
Wrangell has the second oldest population in the state, and the borough is worried about the growing number of tax-exempt seniors. Those out-of-reach property tax dollars coupled with state cuts are putting aging communities in a tough spot.
Jeff Jabusch … more
Constitution Party Candidate Ken Shaw is running for House District 36 against Republican Bob Sivertsen and incumbent Dan Ortiz.
Shaw said his number … more
House District 36 candidates, independent Dan Ortiz and Republican Bob Sivertsen, squared off in a town hall debate in the Wrangell Assembly chambers Wednesday.http://www.kstk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/26TownHall.mp3
Both Ortiz and Sivertsen agree on most things, resource development, finding additional revenue sources … more