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Borough assembly sends animal control ordinance back to code review

city hallThe Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to send a proposed animal control ordinance back to the Code Review Committee for some changes. The assembly approved an ordinance to change the fines for animal code violations.

Girls’ track program opens to middle school students

girls on track logoFor the first time, middle-school girls in Wrangell can participate in a track program that combines running with lessons about life skills. Girls on the Run is a national nonprofit that aims to teach girls about self-image, respect and community awareness.

Borough assembly gives first-round approval for animal control rules

city hallThe Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday unanimously gave a first round of approval to new animal control laws. The assembly also agreed to send a letter to congressional delegates expressing concerns about proposed mines near the Stikine River watershed in British Columbia.

Becky Rooney appointed to borough assembly

Becky Rooney was appointed to an open seat on the Wrangell Borough Assembly for a term ending in October. Rooney stopped by KSTK ahead of her first assembly meeting to discuss her new position in city government.

School starts for Wrangell district

High school civics class Skypes with David WalkerMonday was the first day of school for Wrangell Public Schools. New teachers, administrators and standardized tests are all making a debut this year.

WMC, AICS collaborate to improve response time for critical behavioral health issues

Wrangell Medical Center and Alaska Island Community Services this month announced a collaboration to improve staff response time when a patient may be a danger to themselves or the community. The two organizations teamed up to prevent delays in dealing with behavioral health issues.

Klein is likely HD36 Republican nominee, Wrangell’s votes align with state’s

chere kleinWith all precincts reporting, it appears Chere Klein won the Republican nomination for State House District 36.

Primary election 2014 unofficial results

IMG_0920.JPGCheck here for updated primary election results.

Wrangell residents learn how seawater can heat buildings

Andy Baker of YourCleanEnergy LLC was in Wrangell Monday to introduce a cleaner, cheaper heating source. Seawater-based heat pumps use a small amount of electricity to lift heat out of the ocean.

National Park Service helps parks & rec design new trails

trail design workshopTrail planning consultants came to Wrangell this month to help Parks and Recreation staff move forward with the community’s Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Plan. The group flagged trail corridors that would extend and connect existing trails.