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Borough assembly gives first-round approval for animal control rules

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The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday unanimously gave a first round of approval to new animal control laws. The assembly also agreed to send a letter to congressional delegates expressing concerns about proposed mines near the Stikine River watershed in British Columbia.
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Becky Rooney appointed to borough assembly

Becky Rooney was appointed to an open seat on the Wrangell Borough Assembly for a term ending in October. Rooney stopped by KSTK ahead of her first assembly meeting to discuss her new position in city government. more

School starts for Wrangell district

High school civics class Skypes with David Walker

Monday was the first day of school for Wrangell Public Schools. New teachers, administrators and standardized tests are all making a debut this year. more

WMC, AICS collaborate to improve response time for critical behavioral health issues

Wrangell Medical Center and Alaska Island Community Services this month announced a collaboration to improve staff response time when a patient may be a danger to themselves or the community. The two organizations teamed up to prevent delays in dealing with behavioral health issues. more

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