Author Archives: Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News

Salmon derbies set for Wrangell, other SE cities

Jan Herron displays the 41.2-pound fish that won Wrangell's 2008 derby (KSTK)

Anglers are getting their gear ready for Southeast’s many salmon derbies. Wrangell, Juneau, Ketchikan, Craig-Klawock, Petersburg and Sitka are among contest locations. more

Mariner’s Memorial takes another step

This is the draft design for the Heritage Harbor Mariner's Memorial. (Corvus Design)

Wrangell officials have OK’d updated plans for a Mariner’s Memorial at the community’s Heritage Harbor. more

Byron Mallott: ‘It’s a good time for leadership to change to some degree’

Byron Mallott, right, mingles with visitors at the open house of his campaign headquarters in Juneau. Mallott will leave Sealaska’s board of directors next month to concentrate of his race for governor. (Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Democrat Bryon Mallott will leave Sealaska’s board of directors next month to spend more time campaigning for governor. The move shakes up an already contentious board election. more

Peggy Wilson ending long legislative career

Wrangell Rep. Peggy Wilson poses at her Capitol office at the start of this year's legislative session. Her district includes Ketchikan and parts of Prince of Wales Island. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska.

Southeast Alaska’s longest-serving lawmaker is retiring. Peggy Wilson says she will not seek re-election to her Wrangell-based House district. more

Peggy’s Corner, April 20 – 30

Representative Peggy Wilson - photo courtesy of http://house.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=wls

Peggy’s Corner of the House is the weekly legislative session update from Wrangell Republican Representative Peggy Wilson in Juneau. This is the final installment of 2014. more

Peggy’s Corner, April 13 – 19

Representative Peggy Wilson - photo courtesy of http://house.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=wls

Peggy’s Corner of the House is the weekly legislative session update from Wrangell Republican Representative Peggy Wilson in Juneau. more

St. Frances fixes Wrangell’s feral cat problem

Dolores Klinke feeds cats in her garage at St. Frances Animal Rescue - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Ten years ago, Wrangell was crawling with feral cats. They roamed the streets, getting into trash and nesting in condemned buildings. Now, it’s hard to even find a cat downtown because of the hard work of one lady. more

KSTK wins at annual Press Club Awards

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KSTK News brought home top honors from the 2014 Alaska Press Club Awards. Shady Grove Oliver won 1st place for features reporting. more

Assembly discusses negotiating power for Tyee

The regular meeting of the borough assembly was Tuesday, April 22. The assembly discussed the role of Thomas Bay in the transfer of the Tyee Lake project. more

Assembly tackles animal control issues

The regular meeting of the borough assembly was Tuesday, April 22. It discussed animal control issues in Wrangell. more