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Chamber adds Red, White and Blue Fair to July Fourth festivities

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The Red, White & Blue Fair will give Wrangell artists their first chance to compete in a local fair, with categories that range from winemaking to woodworking. The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce organized the fair as a new part of the July Fourth festivities. more

SEAPA moves forward with transfer of Tyee hydroelectric facility

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The Southeast Alaska Power Agency is moving forward with plans to take over the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility. SEAPA board chairman Bob Sivertsen said the board Thursday resolved to terminate its contract with TBPA, leaving a year for negotiations. more

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of June 24, 2014

Wrangell’s Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 24th in Assembly Chambers. Click “more” here to listen to the audio of that meeting. more

Borough assembly raises Wrangell electric rates

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The Wrangell borough assembly voted Tuesday night to raise electric rates 7 percent starting July 1. The assembly approved the increase in a 5-1 vote. more

School board turns food service over to Nana Management Services

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The Wrangell school board voted Monday night to turn the district’s food service program over to Nana Management Services, LLC. NMS will hire the Wrangell school district’s food service employees and manage several aspects of the school food program. more

Emergency slide delays flight to Petersburg, Juneau

Airplane emergency slide

Passengers on Flight 65 headed to Petersburg and Juneau Saturday had a seven-hour delay at Wrangell Airport when the plane’s emergency slide deployed. The flight was supposed to leave Wrangell at 10:48 a.m., but passengers left Wrangell on a different plane at 6 p.m. more

KSTK Welcomes Katarina Sostaric

Katarina Sostaric

We are pleased to introduce KSTK’s News Reporter, Katarina Sostaric. Katarina comes to us from Chicago as a highly recommended journalist. Katarina has been a reporter, producer and news anchor for KBIA-FM in Columbia, Missouri and is well rounded in many media formats with experience in editing and designing publications and websites. more

Stough gives up TBPC presidency, assembly seat

James Stough has resigned as president of the Thomas Bay Power Commission and given up his seat on the Wrangell Borough Assembly. The resignation came after Stough missed two TBPC meetings earlier this month. more

Medicare enacts limits on Wrangell physical therapy visits

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Medicare has extended a limit on physical therapy coverage to the Wrangell Medical Center. Starting in 2014, Medicare will cover physical therapy for Wrangell residents up to $1,920 each year. more

Yacht rally cancellation disappoints Wrangell businesses

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The Salty Dog Rally was expected to bring 40 yachts and a lot of business to Wrangell this week. The rally was canceled after the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce and local businesses put time, effort and money into planning for the influx of tourists. more