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Sivertsen and Ortiz square off in town hall debate

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House District 36 candidates, independent Dan Ortiz and Republican Bob Sivertsen, squared off in a town hall debate in the Wrangell Assembly chambers Wednesday.

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Both Ortiz and Sivertsen agree on most things, resource development, finding additional revenue sources … more

Three Southeast ports land some of the largest volumes for 2015

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Three Southeast ports landed some of last year’s largest volumes of seafood in the U.S. according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report released Wednesday.

Petersburg, Ketchikan, Sitka and Juneau were among the list of several major U.S. ports. … more

Morgan Enright talks about recovery after Angoon plane crash

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Morgan Enright survived a plane crash in Angoon this spring that left three dead. After months of recovery at three facilities across the country, she is back in Alaska and getting back to work. KSTK’s Aaron Bolton sat down with … more

Fall Dungeness season off to a slow start

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The first month of the fall Dungeness crab season is off to a slow start in the Wrangell and Petersburg area. Adam Messmer is a shellfish biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

“Yea, the catch is slightly … more

Three Wrangell artists bring home ribbons in state fair competition

Terree Pino and Anny Newport's artwork on display at Angerman's (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

Three Wrangell artists took home awards in the Southeast Alaska State Fair this summer. Anny Newport, Charity Hommel and Terree Pino’s entries are now back in town and are hanging in Angerman’s front window downtown.

Terree Pino and Anny Newport’s

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Potential Wrangell pot business applies for licenses

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The Wrangell Assembly passed a zoning ordinance last week that made way for marijuana businesses in Wrangell. Now, Wrangell’s only proposed pot business, Happy Cannabis, is initiating its applications with the state, beginning the final push for construction to be … more

Dan Ortiz calls for Republican candidate Bob Sivertsen to denounce “dark money”

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House District 36 incumbent Dan Ortiz called for Republican candidate Bob Sivertsen to denounce so-called “dark money” in this year’s campaign on Monday.

He was referring to the independent expenditure group known as Southeast Voters for Bob Sivertsen, which has … more

Wrangell Chamber brings home chamber of the year award

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The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce brought home the local chamber of the year award last week. The Alaska Chamber of Commerce awarded Wrangell Executive Director, Cyni Crary, the honor at its annual fall forum in Kenai.

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School board gets first look at new bus and defers ANSEP MOU

Greg McCormick shows school board member safety features. (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

Greg McCormick shows school board member safety features. (Aaron Bolton, KSTK News)

Wrangell’s school board took a look at a new school bus during its meeting Monday. The bus replaces an older model that’s now retired.

Part owner of Etolin … more

Tlingit Haida benefit fair stops in Wrangell

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The Tlingit Haida Central Council held a community fair in Wrangell Saturday. The event gave tribal members a chance to get info on programs and to get new enhanced tribal IDs.

Savaannah Smith, Laura Helgeson and Jade Balansag being honored

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