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Senior project brings students into community

What do tye-dye, radio, and making mini pizzas have in common? They’re all activities students have done as part of Erica Smith’s senior project. Smith says it’s an after school program to get kids engaged in the community. more

Wrangell Museum hunts for feet

The only feet in the museum belong to Shady and museum director Megan Clark - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

The Wrangell Museum has a lot of stuff. It’s chock full of everything from artifacts to taxidermied animals. But there’s one unusual thing the museum doesn’t have. Feet. more

Rep. Peggy Wilson keeps it “local”

Representative Peggy Wilson - photo courtesy of http://house.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=wls

Wrangell Republican Peggy Wilson represents House District 33, including Wrangell, Ketchikan and northern Prince of Wales. Transportation is at the top of her list this legislative session. But local is the other buzzword Wilson is using a lot. more

Port Comm wants feedback on Mariner’s Memorial

The Port Commission is looking for ideas and input on the design for the Mariners’ Memorial. Port Commission chair Brennan Eagle says there are some funds from other projects that’s being put toward the memorial. more

ASMI seeks fishy photos in annual contest

Logo courtesy of alaskaseafood.org

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is holding its second annual photo contest. The deadline to submit photos is February 2nd. more

Fuel vents closed, spill contained from sunken tug

Sheen and containment boom above the sunken Silver Bay II - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the US Coast Guard are still monitoring the site where a tug boat sank and leaked diesel fuel near Wrangell. At this time, there is no known contamination of beaches or shorelines. more

Transportation a priority for Rep. Peggy Wilson

Representative Peggy Wilson - photo courtesy of http://house.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=wls

The second session of the 28th Alaska Legislature opened on Tuesday. Peggy Wilson represents House District 33, comprising Wrangell, Ketchikan and northern Prince of Wales. She says this legislative session, transportation is one of her top priorities. more

School board appoints interim elementary principal

The regular meeting of the Wrangell school board was Monday, January 20, 2013. Diedre Jensen, who comes to Wrangell from Thorne Bay, was appointed interim elementary principal. more

Coast Guard, ADEC respond to sunken tug

Sheen and containment boom above the sunken Silver Bay II - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

The 60-foot towing vessel Silver Bay II sank in approximately 120 feet of water about five miles south of the city of Wrangell late Tuesday afternoon. The vessel had been moored at the former Silver Bay Logging facility for the last five years. more

Containment booms in place near sunken tug boat

A tug boat sank near Silver Bay Logging in Wrangell Tuesday afternoon.

The Coast Guard and the Department of Environmental Conservation are working with the boat’s caretaker to put up containment boom and prevent any leaking oil from traveling. There were reportedly 3500 gallons of diesel fuel on board at the time of sinking. more