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Wrangell school district produces balanced budget draft

Wrangell High School. (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

The Wrangell School Board examined its first budget draft for the upcoming fiscal year Monday. The draft manages to cover a $134,000 decrease in revenue, about a 4 percent cut. No teachers would lose their jobs under the plan and … more

Some concerns over assisted-living facility answered, others remain

The former Old Sourdough Lodge will become a assisted living facility (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

Concerns over a new assisted-living facility in Wrangell are one step closer to being resolved. The Planning and Zoning Commission held a public workshop for the new owners of a former bed and breakfast known as the Sourdough Lodge and … more

Lady Wolves play two close games in Haines

Varsity girls basketball team huddles

It was a competitive weekend in Haines for the Lady Wolves.  Friday’s game got off to a rocky start with Anna Allen and Kaylyn Easterly each taking three fouls in the first half. The Wolves trailed the Glacier Bears 28-23 … more

Southeast legislators hope to maintain Fish and Game funding

A state Department of Fish and Game staffer works on sampling fish for a study on toxic metal concentrations in Tulsequah and Taku river fish. (Photo courtesy Department of Fish and Game)

Gov. Bill Walker proposed cutting about 45 positions and $3.5 million from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s fiscal year 2018 budget in December. That’s significantly smaller than the $11.5 million in cuts over the past two years. But … more

Wrangell school counselor attends Michelle Obama’s last speech

Kerry Nordstrom attended the national school counselor award ceremony at the White House. (Courtesy of Nordstrom.)

Kerry Nordstrom attended the national school counselor award ceremony at the White House. (Courtesy of Nordstrom.)

Wrangell middle and high school counselor Kerry Nordstrom was in Washington D.C. Jan. 6 to attend what was Michelle Obama’s last speech as First … more

Zoning permit in question for Wrangell assisted-living home

The former Old Sourdough Lodge will become a assisted living facility (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

A conditional use permit for a potential assisted –living home in Wrangell is in question. The Sourdough Lodge, a former bed and breakfast, is planned to offer five assisted-living beds with 11 additional rooms for seniors. The new facility is … more

Wolves sweep Haines Glacier Bears

Wolf Howl

Wrangell’s varsity boys’ basketball took on Haines Wednesday night. The team enjoyed a comfortable lead throughout the game. They were up 31-19 at halftime, and ended 20 points above the Glacier Bears, 60-40.

The Bears and the Wolves had their … more

House Rep. Ortiz tours District 36 ahead of legislative session

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House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz stopped in Wrangell Tuesday to give the Wrangell Borough Assembly a preview of his goals going into the legislative session beginning on Jan. 17. With few options to fill the $3 billion budget gap, … more

Lifelong Wrangellite Lawrence Bahovec turns 100

Lawrence Bahovec turned 100 years old on January 4, 2017.

Lawrence Bahovec turned 100 years old on January 4, 2017.

Lifelong Wrangell fisherman Lawrence Bahovec turned 100 last week. He was born in Chicago on January 4, 1917, shortly before his family moved to then Territory of Alaska.  KSTK’s Aaron … more

JV girls’ basketball shine against Metlakatla

Varsity girls basketball team huddles

The Lady Wolves basketball team hosted the Metlakatla Chiefs this weekend. The varsity team was swept by the Chiefs while JV dominated both games.

Friday’s varsity match started off slow with Wrangell down 13 to one near the end of … more