Author Archives: Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska

Mt. Polley Mine dam collapse report cites design

mount polleyA government investigation says poor design led to last summer’s catastrophic failure of British Columbia's Mount Polley Mine tailings pond.

Changes For 2015 Health Fair

healthfairA sure sign of spring in Wrangell is the annual health fair sponsored by Wrangell Medical Center. Kris Reed, WMC Development Coordinator and Health Fair Committee member, is working on getting everything in place for Wrangell’s 2015 Health Fair which is set to take place on Saturday, April 4th. KSTK’s Cindy Sweat had a chance to speak with Reed about the Health Fair and some big changes taking place this year.

Assembly hears WMC update, approves hospital budget change

city hallThe Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday heard a report on the financial situation of the Wrangell Medical Center. The hospital nearly ran out of cash last year, but WMC officials say the financials are improving.

Wrangell Borough Assembly meeting of January 27, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 27 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Board of Fish changes some shrimp pot reporting requirements

The Alaska Board of Fisheries Saturday changed reporting requirements for shrimp pot fishermen in Southeast. All shrimp pot catcher-processor vessels in Registration Area A will have to submit a logbook to the Department of Fish and Game at the end of a shrimp fishery.

Innovation Summit looks outside the box

Armelle Solelhac croppedMore than 200 business leaders, researchers and policy-makers gather in Juneau this week for the 2015 Innovation Summit.

Board of Fisheries keeps Dungeness management plan in place

The Alaska Board of Fisheries voted Thursday to keep the Southeast commercial Dungeness crab management plan in place, while changing Dungeness season start times from noon to 8 a.m.

Board of Fisheries chairman resigns

Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday after Gov. Bill Walker said he would not submit his name to the legislature for reappointment. His resignation came after the Board of Fisheries blocked a candidate for Fish and Game commissioner from being interviewed for the position.

Board of Fisheries to consider Southeast shellfish proposals in Wrangell

crabThe Alaska Board of Fisheries will meet in Wrangell this week to consider proposed changes to Department of Fish and Game shellfish regulations for the Southeast region.

Design team presents ideas for Waterfront Master Plan

waterfront planThe Wrangell waterfront planning team wrapped up its three-day stay Wednesday by presenting eight conceptual designs for the downtown waterfront. Ideas included a mix of boardwalks, green space, boat storage, beach access, buildings for the visitor industry and seasonal docks.