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Gary Morrison runs unopposed for Port Commission

Gary Morrison

There are two candidates for two three-year terms on the port commission in the Oct. 4 City and Borough of Wrangell regular elections.

Gary Morrison and John Yeager are running unopposed for those seats. KSTK’s Aaron Bolton talked to Morrison … more

Three contested races in Wrangell elections

City-Hall

Wrangell’s local elections are next Tuesday. There are three contested races for mayor, school board and the hospital board.

Mayor David Jack is running for reelection against Kipha Valvoda. Jack was appointed mayor in 2013 after Don McConachie resigned from … more

Georgianna Buhler in contested school board race

Georgianna Buhler

There are four candidates for two three-year terms on the school board in the Oct. 4 City and Borough of Wrangell regular elections.

Georgianna Buhler is running against Rinda Howell, Scott Seddon and Robert Rang. KSTK’s Aaron Bolton talked to … more

Olinda White runs unopposed for hospital board

Olinda White

There are two candidates for two unexpired two-year terms on the hospital board in the Oct. 4 City and Borough of Wrangell regular elections.

Olinda White and Patrick Mayer are running unopposed for those seats. KSTK’s Aaron Bolton talked to … more

DEC cleans up former Byford Junkyard

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Byford Junkyard after cleanup. (Courtesy of DEC)

Wrangell’s former Byford Junkyard site about four miles south of town has a clean bill of health. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation announced last week that soil contaminated with lead and petroleum … more

Borough Manager Jabusch announces retirement

Jeff Jabusch

Borough Manager Jeff Jabusch announced at Tuesday’s assembly meeting that he would be retiring next spring.

Jabusch took over the borough manager position three years ago after Tim Rooney left for another job. He started working for the city in … more

Superintendent Patrick Mayer runs for hospital board

PatrickMayer

There are two candidates for two unexpired two-year terms on the hospital board in the Oct. 4 City and Borough of Wrangell regular elections.

Patrick Mayer and Olinda White are running unopposed for those seats. KSTK’s Aaron Bolton talked to … more

Assembly urges Mental Health to reconsider 115 acres and takes step towards pot ordinance

City-Hall

The Wrangell Borough Assembly passed a resolution Tuesday urging the Alaska Mental Health Trust to reconsider trading 115 acres of land to the Forest Service and passed the first reading of Marijuana zoning codes.

The Wrangell assembly’s resolution supports an … more

Seddon faces three others for School Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are four candidates for two three-year terms on the Wrangell School Board in the Oct. 4 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election.

Scott Seddon is one of four candidates for school board. … more

Rang is on the ballot for School Board

There are four candidates for two three-year terms on the Wrangell School Board in the Oct. 4 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election.

Robert Rang is running against Scott Seddon, Georgianna Buhler and incumbent Rinda Howell. KSTK’s Aaron Bolton … more