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A rededication to remember

Drummers and singers outside the Shakes house - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsWrangell’s week-long Shakes Island Tribal House rededication celebration wrapped up on Sunday. Hundreds of visitors from across Alaska, Canada, and the lower 48 poured into the small island town to witness the historic event

On board the Wave Venture, Alaska’s cable repair ship

Wave Venture - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThere are thousands of miles of fiber optic cables snaking along the ocean floor. They bring telephone service, television, and the internet to much of world. When an earthquake struck off the coast of Southeast Alaska in January, the cables that provide Internet to Wrangell were damaged. And a cable repair ship, called the Wave Venture, was called to help.

Paddling to Proposal

Gianna Willard and Tim Flanery - Photo courtesy of Tim FlaneryThe Shakes Island rededication was a special time for many people. But for one Ketchikan couple, it marked the beginning of a new life together.