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House District 36 Forum

Flag of AlaskaKSTK will host a town hall forum with House District 36 candidates, Dan Oritz and Bob Sivertsen. This is your opportunity to ask questions of the candidates in person. Wednesday, October 26th, 6:30 pm in Assembly Chambers at Wrangell City Hall. If you can't attend in person, please submit your questions for the candidates to or drop them in the regular mail at P.O. Box 1141 in Wrangell. Everyone is encouraged to attend and ask questions of our candidates.

School board gets first look at new bus and defers ANSEP MOU

Greg McCormick shows school board member safety features. (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

Greg McCormick shows school board member safety features. (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

Wrangell’s school board took a look at a new school bus during its meeting Monday. The bus replaces an older model that’s now retired.

Part owner of Etolin … more

Tlingit Haida benefit fair stops in Wrangell


The Tlingit Haida Central Council held a community fair in Wrangell Saturday. The event gave tribal members a chance to get info on programs and to get new enhanced tribal IDs.

Savaannah Smith, Laura Helgeson and Jade Balansag being honored


U.S. producers push for tariffs on Canadian timber

A fire left its mark on this Tongass National Forest tree trunk, as seen in 2008. (Creative Commons photo by Xa’at)

The deadline to strike a deal on Canadian softwood lumber imports into the U.S. came and went Wednesday. The past agreement controlled Canadian lumber import prices which allowed Alaskan lumber to compete in the market. The U.S. Lumber Coalition said … more

SEARHC acquires Wrangell based AICS


The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium announced Wednesday that it would be acquiring Wrangell based Alaska Island Community Services.

AICS CEO Mark Walker said the Wrangell operation will retain its name and continue operating out of its existing locations.

“All … more

Wrangell Borough Assembly meeting 10-11-16


City and Borough of Wrangell

Borough Assembly Meeting

Revised AGENDA (to add Item 13i & Executive Session)

October 11, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.           Location: Assembly Chambers, City Hall


a. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE led by … more

Wrangell Assembly passes pot zoning codes


The Wrangell Borough Assembly unanimously passed modifications to zoning ordinances to make way for marijuana businesses Tuesday. The ordinance lays out rules for all four types of marijuana licenses, growing, manufacturing, retail and testing.

Wrangell Economic Development Director, Carol Rushmore, … more

Ferry system’s proposed Summer 2017 schedule released

The fast ferry Fairweather sails in Chatham Strait in 2010. It and the Chenega will be tied up for most of the fall, winter and spring. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

The Alaska Marine Highway System Tuesday released a proposed schedule for next summer.

Ferry system spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said it doesn’t show much of a decline compared to summer 2016. But he said the system will see about 10 fewer … more

Wrangell Assembly member and mayor retake oaths

Jack Swear in

A Wrangell Assembly member and Wrangell’s mayor were sworn in today. Assembly member Julie Decker and Mayor David Jack were both reelected and took their oaths at a special assembly meeting.

New assembly member Patty Gilbert will also take her … more

Scholarship in name of Wrangell historian awarded for first time

Patricia Roppel ( Photo courtesy of Roppel family)

A scholarship in the name of a deceased Wrangell historian, Patricia Roppel, was awarded to its first recipient this summer.

The Tongass Historical Society announced the recipient of the THS Patricia Roppel Memorial Scholarship Fund last week. The scholarship is … more