Local News

Jensen to stay as elementary principal

The school board unanimously approved offering Deidre Jensen, of Thorne Bay, a contract for elementary principal for the 2014-2015 school year. more

Cupcakes sweet for endangered species

Logo courtesy of worldwildlife.org

The Girl Scouts will be selling endangered species cupcakes this Saturday at City Market starting at 9am. The Scouts will also have Irish soda bread for sale for people not craving sweets. more

Harbor says ‘goodbye’ to dead cars, discharge

The regular meeting of the Port Commission was Monday. The Commission discussed boat insurance, dead cars, discharge pipes, and more. more

Totem Bar goes smoke-free

On Friday, the Totem Bar joins the Wrangell Elks Lodge and Rayme’s Bar as a non-smoking establishment. That leaves the Marine Bar as the last bar in town that plans to allow smoking inside. more

Keeping jobs local a priority for assembly

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK News

The assembly voted down a resolution updating the recommendation to transfer operations and maintenance of the Tyee hydroelectric facility to the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, or SEAPA. more

Assembly seeks transparency in Tyee transfer

The regular meeting of the borough assembly is Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7pm. The assembly will revisit the discussion of SEAPA, TBPA and Tyee and the future of energy in the region. more

Citizens respond to trauma care fund cuts

The House Finance Committee took public comment on House Bill 266 and House Bill 267. Two community members from Wrangell testified via teleconference on the trauma care fund and HB266. more

Canine parvovirus confirmed in Wrangell

The Wrangell vet, Dr. “Judge” Conniff, confirms that there are cases of canine parvovirus in Wrangell. Judge says two dogs with canine parvovirus were brought into his office Thursday. more

Fourth of July queen hopeful wants to give back

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

Spring is right around the corner and that means summer is not far behind. In Wrangell, summer means Fourth of July. KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver spoke with Delila Wigg about her intent to run for queen. more

WCA board to focus on transparency

The Wrangell Cooperative Association has seen a lot of change in its board and officers this week. Christie Jamieson is the new president of the Wrangell Cooperative Association or WCA board. more