WMC picks three finalists for CEO position

The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors has chosen three finalists for the position of hospital CEO.

Activists hope boots urge governor to act on BC mines

Photo by Asia FisherA group that wants to draw attention to transboundary mines plans to drop a bunch of Xtratuf boots on Gov. Bill Walker’s front steps later this month.

Candidate filing period opens for local elections

voteThe candidate filing period for Wrangell’s local elections is now open through the end of August.

One year after mine disaster, Wrangellites protest BC mines

A protest in Wrangell on Sunday, August 2, 2015. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)A protest in Wrangell on Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of a mining disaster in Canada and sought to bring attention to mines being developed across the border from Southeast Alaska.

Assembly wants alternative to hospital’s request for line of credit

The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday rejected Wrangell Medical Center’s request to seek a line of credit from a bank or financial institution. Instead, the borough plans to set $500,000 aside for the hospital to access quickly in case it runs out of cash.

Assembly to ease into new property tax due date

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKAfter changing the borough’s property tax due date earlier this year, the Wrangell Borough Assembly is trying to give property owners one year to adjust to the change.

WCA celebrates cultural center’s grand opening

wca cultural centerThe Wrangell Cooperative Association cut the ribbon on its cultural center and carving shed Saturday, completing the second phase of the tribe’s three-part Native cultural revival plan. The center will serve as a place for recreating eight sacred totem poles and for teaching Native arts.

Wrangell doctor found guilty of sharing child porn

Salard102814bFormer Wrangell Dr. Greg Salard has been found guilty of distributing and receiving child pornography. The 12-person jury returned Tuesday with a verdict in U.S. District Court after an hour and a half of deliberations.

Rep. Ortiz talks revenue solutions, BC mines

dan ortizDistrict 36 independent Rep. Dan Ortiz was in Wrangell over the weekend to talk with residents about possible solutions to the state budget deficit.

Investigator says he found evidence of child porn on Wrangell doctor’s computer

Salard102814bAn FBI agent trained to detect sharing of child pornography over the internet testified that he could’ve obtained child pornography from a Wrangell doctor’s house on at least four occasions last year. Special Agent Anthony Peterson took the witness stand on Thursday in the trial of Greg Salard.