Author Archives: Katarina Sostaric, KSTK News

Mitchell runs for seat on borough assembly

Mark Mitchell is running unopposed for a three-year term as an assembly member. In this interview, he talks about his priorities for the borough assembly.

WMC chief financial officer resigns

WMC logoThe chief financial officer of Wrangell Medical Center and Alaska Island Community Services has resigned to pursue a different job opportunity. The WMC Board of Directors discussed possible courses of action to fill the CFO position, but they did not make a decision.

Wrangell’s Tlingit Phrase of the Week

Photo by Shady Grove OliverTlingit Phrase of the Week is a project launched to help with the survival and renewal of the Tlingit language in Wrangell. Each phrase speaks to Wrangell's seasons and the Tlingit way of life. October is Big Moon Month. Click on the image above to listen to Tlinget Phrase of the Week for October 20- 25.

House candidate Dan Ortiz visits Wrangell

Dan Ortiz is the non-partisan candidate for Alaska House District 36. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)Non-partisan candidate Dan Ortiz was in Wrangell this week campaigning to represent Wrangell, Ketchikan, and surrounding communities in the Alaska State House of Representatives. Click here to listen to an extended interview with Ortiz.

House candidate Chere Klein visits Wrangell

Chere KleinRepublican Chere Klein was in Wrangell this week campaigning to represent Wrangell, Ketchikan and surrounding communities in the Alaska State House of Representatives. Click here to hear an extended interview with Klein.

Wrangell’s heat pumps part of statewide study

IMG_1329Southeast Conference meeting participants heard about a heating technology Tuesday that is being adapted to colder climates. Wrangell already has two air-source heat pump systems, and those are part of a statewide research effort to evaluate their effectiveness.

Report shows plateau in Southeast economy, population

southeast conferenceAfter five years of growth, Southeast Alaska’s labor force and population leveled off in 2013, according to data released Tuesday at the Southeast Conference annual membership meeting.

P&Z Commission considers Bay Co. request

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKThe Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday discussed The Bay Company’s request to purchase city-owned land adjacent to its property. One section is an alleyway that runs between The Bay Co. and the boat yard, and the other is a five-foot portion of Silvernail Work Road.

Thomas Bay commission tries to find its place after SEAPA transfer

The Thomas Bay Power Commission Tuesday resolved to ask the borough assemblies of Wrangell and Petersburg how it can contribute to the communities after a management transfer removed its original responsibilities.

Southeast Conference will bring 200 people to Wrangell for annual meeting

seconfThe Southeast Conference annual membership meeting will bring about 200 people to Wrangell next week. The organization advocates for economic development in Southeast Alaska.