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Port Commission addressed safety concerns in boat yard.

marine service centerThe Port Commission addressed safety concerns in the boat yard at its regular meeting on June 2. The Commission is concerned about tour busses accessing the boat yard. Tour operators say it’s one of their main attractions.

Senate bill could give five Southeast “landless” Native groups land.

murkowskiA U.S. Senate bill introduced last week could allow Alaska Natives in five Southeast communities to form urban corporations. Haines, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Tenakee, and Wrangell each stand to gain about 23,000 acres of land if the bill passes. But, the legislation does not come without controversy.

Former Wrangell Institute property could see another boarding school.

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Wrangell could see another boarding school in the next five years. ANSEP, an accelerated high school program based on University of Alaska Anchorage campus, is interested in building a 400-bed facility on the former Wrangell Institute property.

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Planning and Zoning Commission denies marijuana cultivation and manufacturing in commercial district.

marijuanaWrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission denied an appeal for a proposed marijuana cultivation and manufacturing business Thursday.

Wrangell Assembly calls for public comment on lean budget.

Wrangell's Assembly holds a budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. (File Photo)The Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening at 5:45 pm and a budget workshop at 6 pm. The Assembly will hold one more public hearing before their June 14 regular meeting where the final budget will be passed.

Wrangell’s ferry service declines in proposed schedule.

The fast ferry Fairweather sails in Chatham Strait in 2010. It and the Chenega will be tied up for most of the fall, winter and spring. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The state Department of Transportation released their proposed Southeast ferry schedule for the 2017 fiscal year Thursday. The proposed schedule lays out sailing dates and times for October through April. Wrangell’s ferry terminal would see 22 less sailings during those months compared to 2015. That would mean 14 less sailings to Ketchikan and eight less to Petersburg. The 2017 summer schedule has yet to be set.

Happy Cannabis moves forward with retail store construction.

marijuanaThe owner of Diamond C Café and Happy Cannabis is moving forward with construction of a proposed marijuana business in Wrangell’s commercial district. Owner Kelsey Martinsen hopes he will receive conditional use permits for cultivating and manufacturing marijuana marijuana, as well as a retail store.

Hello Wrangell

Hello Wrangell! My name is Aaron Bolton. I have taken over as the reporter at KSTK, and I’m very excited to be a part of your community.

Wrangell will finish rules before allowing pot biz

marijuanaWrangell won’t approve its first commercial pot operation until it has a better handle on where such businesses will be allowed.

Wrangell Disaster Drill

DrillOn Wednesday, May 4th the "All Out" siren signaled the beginning of a Disaster Drill in Wrangell, a combined effort of the Wrangell Fire Department, Wrangell Medical Center and the Department of Transportation.