Native support for Wrangell boarding school is uncertain

The final design proposal for the former Wrangell Institute property.

A committee overseeing a proposal for a 400-bed boarding school in Wrangell is seeking support from the Tanana Chiefs Conference, a non-profit Native corporation which serves 39 villages near Fairbanks. But, that support isn’t certain.

Master plan for Wrangell Institute


Congress boosts plans for new Craig boat harbor

Craig, on Prince of Wales Island, is a large step closer to building a new boat harbor. (Photo courtesy Bob Claus)

A bill on its way to the president’s desk authorizes most of the money needed to build a new … more

Nine Wrangell Wolves are headed to state wrestling tournament

Wrangell wrestling takes top spot at regionals  in 2A division (Photo courtesy of Julie Decker)

Nine Wrangell wrestlers are headed to state after regionals wrapped up in Sitka this weekend. Hannah Brown, Jonah Comstock, Jonathan Barratt, Ian Jenson, Sig Decker, Sam Armstrong, Hunter Wiederspohn, Dawson Miller and Caleb Groshong will compete in Anchorage for state … more

Wrangell Community Chorale delivers holiday spirit for the twentieth year

Wrangell Community Chorale xmas concert

Wrangell’s Community Chorale music group held its holiday concert in the Nolan Center Sunday. The volunteer choir sang traditional and contemporary holiday tunes for the community.

Chorale Director Bonnie Dimerjian has been running the event for 19 years and spoke … more

Wrangell residents stand with Standing Rock

Wrangell residents protest Dakota Access oil pipeline at Kik-setti Totem Park (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)


About 20 people gathered at Kiksadi Totem Park in Wrangell on Sunday to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The pipeline was set to cross under the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. The … more

Few changes made in final Tongass forest plan decision


The Tongass Land Management Plan amendment, a 16 year transition toward young-growth logging, was finalized Friday. Tongass Forest Supervisor Earl Stewart signed the record of decision after considering objections from environmental and industry groups. Some have applauded the decision … more

Wrangell pot shop receives conditional use permit


A proposed Wrangell marijuana business is one step closer to opening its doors. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit Thursday, requested by Happy Cannabis owner Kelsey Martinsen, for a retail store and grow operation.

All Wrangell … more

Port Commission talks long-term leases and boat yard restrictions

The Amber Anne being lifted at Wrangell's marine service center. (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

The Wrangell Port Commission contemplated longer leases in the marine service center Tuesday. Current lease options last five years. Commissioner Clay Hammer mentioned some lease holders asked for longer options to provide fiscal stability and incentivize lenders to loan money … more

Legal battle between Wrangell and worker’s union heads to settlement proceedings


A Ketchikan judge will oversee settlement talks in a contract dispute between Wrangell and a union representing city workers.

Superior Court Judge William Carey was appointed to oversee settlement proceedings Tuesday between Wrangell’s International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union and … more

Celebrate the Season with KSTK!

kstkxmas-199x300KSTK's annual Holiday Open House is Thursday evening, December 15th beginning at 6:00 pm. Please stop by the station and celebrate the season with your friends and neighbors! We will serve appetizers and festive beverages for all ages. We'll draw the lucky Alaska Airline ticket raffle winner, live on the air. You don't have to be present to win, but it will be more fun if you are! Everyone is invited.