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Patrick Mayer named new school superintendent

The Wrangell school board held a special meeting Wednesday, April 16 to discuss a potential hire. The board approved offering a contract to Patrick Mayer for the position of superintendent of schools for the 2014 – 2015 school year. more

Hospital renovations don’t preclude new facility

Like many hospitals in Southeast Alaska, Wrangell Medical Center is starting to look its age. A brand new hospital is still the long-term plan, but for now, the building is getting a much-needed makeover. more

Nitty, gritty Betties skate to victory

Garnet Grit Betties bout - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Wrangell’s roller derby team, the Garnet Grit Betties, held their first home bout last weekend. They skated against a team called Southeast Shakedown– composed of derby girls from around the state. Some skaters traveled thousands of miles just to help give the Betties a bout. more

Letter calls on SEAPA, assemblies to “cease and desist”

Letter

The borough assembly last night voted to postpone discussion of a controversial letter until the next regular meeting. The letter calls for the Southeast Alaska Power Agency and the borough assemblies of Wrangell and Petersburg to “cease and desist” negotiations until Thomas Bay can play a more active role. more

Commission moves forward with memorial design

Concept #2, hybrid design - Image courtesy of Corvus Design

The Port Commission is moving forward with the second of three design concepts for the proposed Mariner’s Memorial. Concept two is a hybrid that focuses on the visitor’s journey through the memorial. more

Commission seeks input on Mariner’s Memorial designs

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The Port Commission is seeking feedback on three tentative designs for the proposed Mariner’s Memorial. Juneau-based Corvus Design’s Chris Mertl created three tentative design concepts. more

Spring live music event showcases local artists

Spring live music show poster - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Dan Trail is looking for local musicians to showcase their talent in this year’s Spring Live Music Show. It will be the last event at Bird Fest, Saturday, April 27 starting at 2:30pm at the Nolan Center. more

Next winter’s marine highway schedule out

LeConte @ Auke Bay DOT Roger Wetherall

Alaska Marine Highway officials want your comments on next fall and winter’s ferry sailings. more

Suicide prevention through paddle-making

Paddle makers at the One People Canoe Society workshop - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Alaskan communities can be very tight-knit. And suicide rates in Alaskan communities are some of the highest in the country. Last weekend, the One People Canoe Society held a two-day paddle-making workshop in Wrangell to bring communities together to both learn a traditional art and talk about a contemporary problem. more

School board names two superintendent candidates

The school board and hiring committee opened the position to applications earlier this year. They’ve narrowed down the candidates to two finalists. They are Patrick Mayer and Jay Thomas. more