Author Archives: Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News

Southeast loses 10 school superintendents

Southeast Alaska has 17 school districts. Ten have or are getting new superintendents. (Courtesy Alaska Association of School Administrators)

More than half of Southeast Alaska’s school districts have hired new superintendents this year. Why are so many leaving and what impact will that have? more

No free ride for Southeast legislative candidates

Southeast Alaska's House and Senate districts are shown in this 2013 redistricting map. (AK Redistricting Board)

All Southeast legislative incumbents face challengers this year. A dozen people put their names in the hat by Monday’s filing deadline. more

Wrangell timber sale plan moving forward

A shelter on Wrangell’s waterfront harks back to the days when timber was king. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)

The U.S. Forest Service is moving closer to selling old-growth timber stands on roaded areas of Wrangell Island. more

Wrangell’s new boat lift is up and running

Both Wrangell boat lifts are in operation. The new one is in the back. (Delton Claggett/KSTK)

Wrangell’s new boat lift hauled its first vessel out of the water over the weekend. more

50/50 Raffle

Raffle Tickets

Take a chance to win up to $3,125.00 in our 50/50 Raffle! Only 250 tickets will be sold at $25.00 each.
We’ll draw the lucky winner’s name on June 23rd at noon.Tickets are available at KSTK, from any staff or board member, or by calling (907) 874-2345.
Fear not, out-of-towners, you can purchase your ticket over the phone with a credit card! more

Discretionary voting before Sealaska shareholders

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A measure before Sealaska shareholders could alter the way board elections are held. And that could bring leadership changes. more

Wrangell’s Tlingit Phrase of the Week

Photo by Shady Grove Oliver

Click here to listen to this week’s Tlingit Phrase of the week! more

May 13, 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm. To read the agenda and listen to audio of the meeting, click “more” here. more

Will Meyers Chuck get a new dock?

Meyers Church's dock, upper right, could be rebuilt if Wrangell takes over ownership. (Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority photo)

A dock and float-plane site between Wrangell and Ketchikan could be on track to be rebuilt. The Meyers Chuck dock is on the Cleveland Peninsula off Clarence Strait. more

Assembly takes up attorney access, tidelands lease

city hall

Who should be allowed to contact Wrangell’s municipal attorney? That’s one of the questions before the borough assembly at its meeting this week. more