Local News

Looking back at Wrangell’s July Fourth celebration

Wrangell's Fourth of July paradeWrangell 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.

Nolan Center celebrates 10th anniversary

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

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

fair exhibitThe 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.

SEAPA moves forward with transfer of Tyee hydroelectric facility

seapa board meetingThe 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.

Borough assembly raises Wrangell electric rates

city hallThe 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.

School board turns food service over to Nana Management Services

school lunchThe 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.

Emergency slide delays flight to Petersburg, Juneau

Airplane emergency slidePassengers 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.

KSTK Welcomes Katarina Sostaric

Katarina SostaricWe 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.

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.

Medicare enacts limits on Wrangell physical therapy visits

Web Tile 3Medicare has extended a limit on physical therapy coverage to the Wrangell Medical Center. Starting in 2014, Medicare will cover physical therapy for Wrangell residents up to $1,920 each year.