Local News

Update: Protesters at BC mine step aside

klabona keepersA nearly-completed British Columbia mine in the Stikine River watershed is expected to begin full production at the end of this month. Meanwhile, protesters blocking access to the controversial Red Chris mine may be forced out Tuesday.

House District 36 candidate forum (full audio)

Listen to Republican Chere Klein and non-affiliated candidate Dan Ortiz discuss topics from transboundary mining to Medicaid expansion. Klein and Ortiz are running for Alaska State House in the Nov. 4 election.

House District 36 candidates talk budget cuts, minimum wage at forum

house 36 forumThe two candidates running to represent Ketchikan, Wrangell and surrounding communities in the Alaska State House of Representatives were in Wrangell Thursday for a candidate forum. Republican Chere Klein and non-affiliated candidate Dan Ortiz took questions from voters on balancing the state budget, Medicaid expansion and the minimum wage.

Jack re-elected as mayor, Eagle re-elected to school board

david jackDavid Jack was re-elected as borough mayor in the Oct. 7 regular election. Susan Eagle was re-elected to the school board in the other contested race.

Unofficial municipal election results

IMG_0920.JPGUnofficial results show David Jack was re-elected for another two-year term as mayor, and Susan Eagle was re-elected for another term on the school board.

Philanthropic running group seeks nonprofit status

Running BuddiesA Wrangell running group is trying to become a nonprofit organization so it can give more to local charities and help residents with their medical expenses. The group hopes official nonprofit status will provide more sources of funding and more services for the community.

Valvoda runs for mayor

kipha valvodaThere are two candidates for Wrangell Borough Mayor in the Oct. 7 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election. Kipha Valvoda is running against incumbent Mayor David Jack for a two-year term as mayor.

David Jack runs for mayor

david jackThere are two candidates for Wrangell Borough Mayor in the Oct. 7 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election. Incumbent Mayor David Jack is running against Kipha Valvoda for another two-year term.

Eagle runs for school board

susan eagleIncumbent school board president Susan Eagle is running against Aleisha Mollen for another three-year term on the board.

Mollen runs for school board

aleisha mollenThere is one open seat on the Wrangell Public School Board for the Oct. 7 City and Borough of Wrangell regular election. Aleisha Mollen is running against incumbent school board president Susan Eagle for a three-year term as school board member.