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Wrangell tribe is now trained to monitor shellfish for toxins

Phytoplankton (courtesy of Wrangell Cooperative Association.)

Phytoplankton (courtesy of Wrangell Cooperative Association.)

The Wrangell Cooperative Association’s shellfish monitoring program is now fully operational. The tribe joined the Southeast Tribal Toxins network – or SEATT – in April. Two WCA staff traveled to Sitka last week to … more

Founder of Beijing non-profit with ties to Southeast dies at 26

Sam Cornthwaite (photo from Go Fund Me page)

Sam Cornthwaite (photo from Go Fund Me page.)

Co-founder of a Beijing non-profit with ties to Southeast Alaska died Sept. 6. Sam Cornthwaite, 26, was the co-founder of GoodWorks Coffee & Tea.

Cornthwaite became ill last week and was moved … more

Green crab invade farther north on B.C. coast

European green crab. (courtesy of Washington Sea Grant.)

European green crab. (courtesy of Washington Sea Grant.)

Last week, an invasive species known as the European green crab was found in Puget Sound. The marine-focused environmental group that found the crab, Washington Sea Grant, is still trying to find … more

Former Wrangellite releases Garnet Ledge book

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Garnet Ledge near Wrangell is a well-known spot for locals and tourists, but little is known about its long history, most notably the all-women cooperation that operated the mine in the early 1900s. A former Wrangellite has brought the history … more

Regional bat surveys play a larger role in bat research

A bat with white nose syndrome. (Public Domain photo by Jonathan Mays/USFWS)

All over Southeast Alaska this summer, volunteers have been conducting bat surveys for the state Department of Fish & Game. The surveys are being conducted to monitor bat populations regionally. But, the data is playing a bigger role in bat … more

POW wolf harvest quota increases as population seems to rebound

The Alexander Archipelago wolf. (Photo courtesy Alaska Department of Fish & Game)

The harvest quota for hunting and trapping wolves on Prince of Wales Island this year has increased to 11 wolves. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game increased the quota from last year’s number of eight due to an increase … more

Deadline to declare candidacy in local elections nears, three open seats have no candidates

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The window to declare candidacy in Wrangell’s local elections is coming to a close today, and some open seats still have no candidates.

The borough assembly and port commission have two three-year terms open. Assembly member Julie Decker and port … more

As Anan’s season closes, Forest Service to continue use of temporary float

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As the Wrangell ranger district moves forward with improvements to the Anan Bear Observatory trailhead and observation deck, some may have noticed one change within the Anan master plan already happening.

“We placed a larger float in Anan Bay this … more

Wrangell water crisis ends as potential water treatment system points to solution

DAF package plant. (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

With a slow pink season bringing fishing to a close, Wrangell’s water crisis is over for now. One Wrangell seafood processor has closed its doors for the season and another is wrapping up. But, borough officials aren’t losing site of … more

Wrangell’s odd housing market puts the squeeze on WMC’s recruitment

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It’s not often that a tight housing market boasts the largest average home size in the region coupled with home prices 40 percent below the regional average and the lowest rental prices in the state. But, Wrangell also has the … more