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Commission moves forward with memorial design

Concept #2, hybrid design - Image courtesy of Corvus Design

The Port Commission is moving forward with the second of three design concepts for the proposed Mariner’s Memorial. Concept two is a hybrid that focuses on the visitor’s journey through the memorial. more

Commission seeks input on Mariner’s Memorial designs

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The Port Commission is seeking feedback on three tentative designs for the proposed Mariner’s Memorial. Juneau-based Corvus Design’s Chris Mertl created three tentative design concepts. more

Spring live music event showcases local artists

Spring live music show poster - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Dan Trail is looking for local musicians to showcase their talent in this year’s Spring Live Music Show. It will be the last event at Bird Fest, Saturday, April 27 starting at 2:30pm at the Nolan Center. more

Jay Thomas named school superintendent

The school board and hiring committee have announced that Jay Thomas will replace Rich Rhodes as superintendent of schools. He comes to Wrangell from Unalakleet. more

Next winter’s marine highway schedule out

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Alaska Marine Highway officials want your comments on next fall and winter’s ferry sailings. more

Chamber recognizes community at annual dinner

Chamber of Commerce dinner - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Nearly 200 people attended the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner Saturday, March 15 at the Nolan Center. The chamber recognized community members and businesses for their accomplishments. more

Health fair test pre-registration this weekend

This weekend, community members can get pre-registered for the five tests offered at the Wrangell Medical Center health fair. Pre-registration is taking place at City Market and Bob’s IGA Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 from 10am to 4pm. more

Queen candidate talks raffles and camaraderie

Ticket manager Rachel Coblentz and queen candidate Delilah Wigg - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Wrangell’s Fourth of July celebration is just four months away. There are currently two queen candidates and two young ladies who plan on just selling tickets. Delila Wigg is running for queen. She stopped by the station to give an update on her campaign. more

Suicide prevention through paddle-making

Paddle makers at the One People Canoe Society workshop - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Alaskan communities can be very tight-knit. And suicide rates in Alaskan communities are some of the highest in the country. Last weekend, the One People Canoe Society held a two-day paddle-making workshop in Wrangell to bring communities together to both learn a traditional art and talk about a contemporary problem. more

School board names two superintendent candidates

The school board and hiring committee opened the position to applications earlier this year. They’ve narrowed down the candidates to two finalists. They are Patrick Mayer and Jay Thomas. more