Local News

Patrick Mayer takes over as superintendent for Wrangell schools

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Patrick Mayer replaced Rich Rhodes as superintendent of the Wrangell school district. Mayer was previously a high school principal in Delta Junction. more

Looking back at Wrangell’s July Fourth celebration

Wrangell's Fourth of July parade

Wrangell hosted a week of festivities and contests for its July Fourth celebration. The queen candidates raised more than $100,000, and Erica Smith was crowned as the Queen. more

Nolan Center celebrates 10th anniversary

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The James & Elsie Nolan Center celebrated its 10th anniversary Tuesday with treats, live music and free museum admission. more

Chamber adds Red, White and Blue Fair to July Fourth festivities

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The Red, White & Blue Fair will give Wrangell artists their first chance to compete in a local fair, with categories that range from winemaking to woodworking. The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce organized the fair as a new part of the July Fourth festivities. more

SEAPA moves forward with transfer of Tyee hydroelectric facility

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The Southeast Alaska Power Agency is moving forward with plans to take over the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility. SEAPA board chairman Bob Sivertsen said the board Thursday resolved to terminate its contract with TBPA, leaving a year for negotiations. more

Borough assembly raises Wrangell electric rates

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The Wrangell borough assembly voted Tuesday night to raise electric rates 7 percent starting July 1. The assembly approved the increase in a 5-1 vote. more

School board turns food service over to Nana Management Services

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The Wrangell school board voted Monday night to turn the district’s food service program over to Nana Management Services, LLC. NMS will hire the Wrangell school district’s food service employees and manage several aspects of the school food program. more

Emergency slide delays flight to Petersburg, Juneau

Airplane emergency slide

Passengers on Flight 65 headed to Petersburg and Juneau Saturday had a seven-hour delay at Wrangell Airport when the plane’s emergency slide deployed. The flight was supposed to leave Wrangell at 10:48 a.m., but passengers left Wrangell on a different plane at 6 p.m. more

KSTK Welcomes Katarina Sostaric

Katarina Sostaric

We are pleased to introduce KSTK’s News Reporter, Katarina Sostaric. Katarina comes to us from Chicago as a highly recommended journalist. Katarina has been a reporter, producer and news anchor for KBIA-FM in Columbia, Missouri and is well rounded in many media formats with experience in editing and designing publications and websites. more

Stough gives up TBPC presidency, assembly seat

James Stough has resigned as president of the Thomas Bay Power Commission and given up his seat on the Wrangell Borough Assembly. The resignation came after Stough missed two TBPC meetings earlier this month. more