Author Archives: Katarina Sostaric, KSTK News

USFS updates Wrangell Island Timber Sale proposal

timber mapThe U.S. Forest Service recently announced it is changing its proposal for a timber sale on Wrangell Island. The Forest Service is proposing a harvest of about 5,300 acres for 73 million board feet of mostly old growth timber.

KSTK Accepting Applications for Development Director

KSTKKSTK is accepting applications for a Development Director. The successful candidate will excel at raising revenue for KSTK through sales of sponsorship and underwriting to local, regional and statewide businesses and organizations. Interested individuals may submit a letter of interest and resume to KSTK General Manager, Cindy Sweat by email: This position is open until filled.

Wrangell boater found dead

Kenneth Trammel left on the Thalassa Nov. 5.A missing Wrangell boater was found dead Wednesday afternoon, according to a dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers.

School board responds to communication concerns

The Wrangell Public School Board announced Monday it is taking steps to respond to the concerns of teachers and parents regarding communication issues. The school board is starting a monthly “coffee with the school board” event.

Search underway for overdue Wrangell boater

Kenneth Trammel left on the Thalassa Nov. 5.Alaska State Troopers, the U.S. Coast Guard and Wrangell Search and Rescue are searching for an overdue boater in the Wrangell area. Kenneth Trammel left town Nov. 5 on the 38-foot Thalassa.

P&Z approves contract zone for WCA Transportation office

The Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to recommend that the borough allow a tribal transportation office to be built on residential land.

Environmental groups ask B.C. to improve mining laws

8-5-14-Polley-tailings-pond-break-imageEnvironmental groups from Alaska and British Columbia are asking the BC government to implement independent oversight of mines and encourage the use of safer mine-waste technologies. The comments were submitted as part of B.C.’s review of its mining policies in response to the tailings dam spill at the Mount Polley Mine last summer.

Borough Assembly rejects electric rate study

Power lines in Wrangell. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to reject a proposal for an electric department rate study. It was meant to help Wrangell Light and Power determine if it is financially ready to address deficiencies that were recently revealed in the power distribution system.

Borough Assembly awards contract for Institute property master plan

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThe Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to offer a contract to Corvus Design to create a master plan for the former site of the Wrangell Institute. The assembly postponed its decision on a contract for a property assessment and feasibility study at the former mill site.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of November 10, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.