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Port Commission talks long-term leases and boat yard restrictions

The Amber Anne being lifted at Wrangell's marine service center. (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

The Wrangell Port Commission contemplated longer leases in the marine service center Tuesday. Current lease options last five years. Commissioner Clay Hammer mentioned some lease holders asked for longer options to provide fiscal stability and incentivize lenders to loan money … more

Legal battle between Wrangell and worker’s union heads to settlement proceedings

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A Ketchikan judge will oversee settlement talks in a contract dispute between Wrangell and a union representing city workers.

Superior Court Judge William Carey was appointed to oversee settlement proceedings Tuesday between Wrangell’s International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union and … more

Celebrate the Season with KSTK!

kstkxmas-199x300KSTK's annual Holiday Open House is Thursday evening, December 15th beginning at 6:00 pm. Please stop by the station and celebrate the season with your friends and neighbors! We will serve appetizers and festive beverages for all ages. We'll draw the lucky Alaska Airline ticket raffle winner, live on the air. You don't have to be present to win, but it will be more fun if you are! Everyone is invited.

Four Wrangell wrestlers place first in Tom Sims tournament

Sig Decker takes on Sam Nolan of Thunder Mountain (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

Sig Decker takes on Sam Nolan of Thunder Mountain (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

The Tom Sims invitational wrestling tournament was held in Wrangell Friday and Saturday. Six Wrangell boys made it to the championship rounds. Jonah Comstock, 98 pounds, Johnathan … more

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Wrangell Assembly signs onto letter to delay Tongass amendment

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

The Wrangell Borough Assembly unanimously voted to sign onto a letter Friday asking Alaska’s congressional delegation to delay the Tongass Land Management Plan Amendment. The letter, written by Juneau attorney James Clark, asks that the amendment be delayed until the … more

Assembly and hospital talk about a new facility

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Wrangell Medical Center CEO Robert Rang and the Wrangell Borough Assembly held a public workshop Tuesday on the possibility of a new hospital.

There was a previous contentious attempt for a new facility which brought the process to a halt. … more

Wrangell students honor Native Heritage Day with play

High school and middle school students act out the story of fog woman and raven. (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

The day after Thanksgiving is National Native Heritage Day. After coming back from Thanksgiving break, high school and middle school students from Wrangell’s Tlingit culture and language class put on a shadow box play Tuesday in honor of day   .… more

Two Wrangell men face felony charges for boat break-ins

Sunshine at Heritage Harbor
Photo by Andrea Laughlin

Charges have been filed for recent boat break-ins in Heritage Harbor. According to the criminal complaint, Aaron Howell, 20, and Laven Ritchie, 19, face several felony charges for burglary, theft and tampering with evidence. Misdemeanors for theft and criminal mischief … more

As Southeast elk hunt closes, harvest slightly below average

Roosevelt Elk (courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish & Game)

Roosevelt Elk (courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish & Game)

 

Elk hunting in Southeast comes to a close Wednesday and at five animals harvested, 2016 might be slightly under the five year average of seven. There is a window … more