Local News

Raven Guitars brings sustainable business to Wrangell

Path-to-Prosperity-Raven-Guitars

Path to Prosperity is a competition for Southeast Alaska entrepreneurs that targets sustainable small businesses in the region. Two winners were announced Juneau’s Innovation summit in January. One business has its roots in Wrangell. more

Cruise season sets sail May 7

Regatta Passengers - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

This year’s cruise ship schedule is out and it’s set to be a busy season. The first cruise ship is set to arrive on Wednesday, May 7th. more

Assembly to discuss streets, SEAPA

The regular meeting of the borough assembly is Tuesday, February 11. Tune in for live coverage of the borough assembly meeting at starting at 7pm on KSTK. You can also stream it online at kstk.org. more

WCA elections see two incumbants return

Nearly twice as many voters hit the polls this year than last for the Wrangell Cooperative Association board elections. The ballots see two incumbents reclaim their seats and two new board members. more

Senior project brings students into community

What do tye-dye, radio, and making mini pizzas have in common? They’re all activities students have done as part of Erica Smith’s senior project. Smith says it’s an after school program to get kids engaged in the community. more

Wrangell Museum hunts for feet

The only feet in the museum belong to Shady and museum director Megan Clark - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

The Wrangell Museum has a lot of stuff. It’s chock full of everything from artifacts to taxidermied animals. But there’s one unusual thing the museum doesn’t have. Feet. more

Rep. Peggy Wilson keeps it “local”

Representative Peggy Wilson - photo courtesy of http://house.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=wls

Wrangell Republican Peggy Wilson represents House District 33, including Wrangell, Ketchikan and northern Prince of Wales. Transportation is at the top of her list this legislative session. But local is the other buzzword Wilson is using a lot. more

Port Comm wants feedback on Mariner’s Memorial

The Port Commission is looking for ideas and input on the design for the Mariners’ Memorial. Port Commission chair Brennan Eagle says there are some funds from other projects that’s being put toward the memorial. more

ASMI seeks fishy photos in annual contest

Logo courtesy of alaskaseafood.org

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is holding its second annual photo contest. The deadline to submit photos is February 2nd. more

Fuel vents closed, spill contained from sunken tug

Sheen and containment boom above the sunken Silver Bay II - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the US Coast Guard are still monitoring the site where a tug boat sank and leaked diesel fuel near Wrangell. At this time, there is no known contamination of beaches or shorelines. more