Author Archives: Katarina Sostaric, KSTK News

Wrangell officials discuss local impact of state budget cuts

As state officials decide where to make cuts in the face of a major budget deficit, Wrangell officials are trying to figure out how to cope with what is sure to be a huge drop in state funding. Wrangell Borough Assembly members discussed the looming budget cuts Tuesday at their regular meeting.

Waterfront draft plan includes boat storage, fishing pier

waterfront master planAfter several public meetings and community votes, a team of designers presented a nearly complete Waterfront Master Plan Wednesday for the space between Wrangell's City Dock and the Marine Service Center.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of February 24, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Assembly approves Bay Co. request to buy city-owned land

city hallThe Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to approve The Bay Company's request to purchase a city-owned alley adjacent to its property. The request to vacate the alley between The Bay Company and the Marine Service Center has been in the works since August.

Wrangell waterfront planners return with new designs

waterfront meetingA team of architects and engineers tasked with creating a master plan for Wrangell’s downtown waterfront returned Monday with three refined design concepts. The design team also produced cost estimates for the proposed plans.

Wrangell F&G committee keeps pushing moose antler proposal

IMG_1321Wrangell’s Fish and Game Advisory Committee is continuing its effort to alter a moose antler regulation affecting local hunters. Committee members will rewrite their proposal to change how "points" are defined for forked moose antlers.

Wrangell Assembly waits for state to develop pot regulations

marijuanaPossession of marijuana for personal use will become legal in Alaska Tuesday, but the Wrangell Borough Assembly has not started a formal discussion regarding consumption and sales in the borough. Assembly members agree it is too early to consider any pot ordinances.

16th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Fundraising Auction

Photo by tiramisustudio | FreeDigitalPhotos.netSpice up your life with KSTK’s 16th annual Chili Cook-Off and Fundraising Auction on Saturday, March 14th, at the High School Commons. Enter your best homemade chili for a chance to win, or just stop by and enjoy a bowl of award-winning chili and great company. Lunch is $10, and $5 for seniors and kids 12 and under. This year’s event will feature both a silent and live auction. We hope to see you there!

Water Service Disruption

Faucet | Water | Public WorksUPDATE Thursday, 4:30 p.m: Public Works will be shutting down all water service throughout town effective immediately Thursday afternoon. It is anticipated that water service will be returned by late evening tonight, barring no further impairments to the system.

Wrangell loses wildlife trooper to state budget cuts

department of public safetyWrangell could lose its only Alaska Wildlife Trooper to state budget cuts. The Department of Public Safety is not planning to fill the vacancy left in January by Alaska Wildlife Trooper Scott Bjork.