Parnell says future good for maritime industry, unsure for timber

Governor Sean Parnell at KSTK - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Governor Sean Parnell visited Wrangell and Petersburg on Monday, March 3. While in Wrangell, he met with the mayor, city manager, and school officials, among others. more

Pearls, heels and laughs at Ladies’ Night

Ladies' Night - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

More than 50 fancy ladies packed the Wrangell Elks Lodge Saturday evening for the annual Ladies’ Night dinner. KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver crashed the party and sent back this audio postcard. more

Wilson’s transportation fund advances in House

The fast ferry Chenega is up on blocks for repairs and maintenance at the Ketchikan Shipyard Feb. 21, 2014. The Alaska Marine Highway, roads, airports and other transportation projects could get a funding boost under Legislation moving in the state House. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

A measure setting up an Alaska Transportation Infrastructure Fund has gotten some traction in the House. But two companion bills are not seeing the same attention. more

Salty Dog rally swaggers to Southeast this summer

The Salty Dog yacht rally is coming to Alaska this summer. Wrangell is the official end point of the rally and will be the hub of boats and merriment for four days in June. more

Lottery open for Anan passes

Anyone interested in visiting the Anan Bear Observatory this summer can now enter the lottery system for passes through February 28th. more

Paddlers to share tips at potluck

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Paddlers from around Wrangell are getting together for food, stories, and information about traveling the waterways of Alaska. more

Red dots for violence, green for solutions

Red Dot - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Last weekend, in the middle of the night, 100 red dots mysteriously appeared on benches, signposts and trees around Wrangell and Petersburg. Some find them surprising, others find them disturbing. But there’s one thing that’s for sure—they’ve been noticed. more

Assembly says “no” to energy committee, one-way street

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK News

The assembly voted unanimously to approve the Southeast Alaska Power Agency’s use of 66 City and Borough power poles at no cost. more

Raven Guitars brings sustainable business to Wrangell


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