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Klein is likely HD36 Republican nominee, Wrangell’s votes align with state’s

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With all precincts reporting, it appears Chere Klein won the Republican nomination for State House District 36. more

Primary election 2014 unofficial results

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Check here for updated primary election results. more

Wrangell residents learn how seawater can heat buildings

Andy Baker of YourCleanEnergy LLC was in Wrangell Monday to introduce a cleaner, cheaper heating source. Seawater-based heat pumps use a small amount of electricity to lift heat out of the ocean. more

National Park Service helps parks & rec design new trails

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Trail planning consultants came to Wrangell this month to help Parks and Recreation staff move forward with the community’s Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Plan. The group flagged trail corridors that would extend and connect existing trails. more

Wrangell beaches tested for water quality

Petroglyph Beach in Wrangell. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)

City Park and Petroglyph Beach are undergoing weekly water quality testing this summer. The Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition is monitoring the water for bacteria that could be harmful to beachgoers. more

New recycling program tackles illegal dumping of fishing nets

Nets have been brought to the new recycling bin at the Wrangell landfill. (Trevor Kellar/WCA)

A new recycling initiative aims to curb illegal dumping of fishing nets in Wrangell, and send the old nets to Slovenia to be melted down for re-use. more

Headlights required on Zimovia Highway at all times

Drivers are now required to keep their headlights on at all times on a long stretch of Zimovia Highway. The Alaska Department of Transportation noted in a press release the new rule is intended to increase safety. more

Film student directs movie in Wrangell

Student/director Haley Reed (right) checks the framing of a shot while working on her film, "Vigil," Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Haley Reed is a screenwriting student directing a movie in Wrangell. With shooting wrapped up, she said she hopes to have the movie ready for a premiere this winter. more

Wrangell’s new boat lift tests upper limit

A boat lift hauls a 300-ton tug boat at the Wrangell Marine Service Center Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)

Wrangell’s new, 300-ton boat lift is the second biggest in Alaska. It hauled a 300-ton tug boat Tuesday after a week of delays. more

House Republican primary candidates take questions from Wrangell residents

Patti Mackey, Agnes Moran and Chere Klein answer questions at City Hall in Wrangell Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

The Republican primary candidates for Alaska House District 36 were in Wrangell Tuesday for a public question-and-answer session. The full audio recording is posted here. more