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Jensen to stay as elementary principal

The school board unanimously approved offering Deidre Jensen, of Thorne Bay, a contract for elementary principal for the 2014-2015 school year. more

Cupcakes sweet for endangered species

Logo courtesy of worldwildlife.org

The Girl Scouts will be selling endangered species cupcakes this Saturday at City Market starting at 9am. The Scouts will also have Irish soda bread for sale for people not craving sweets. more

Totem Bar goes smoke-free

On Friday, the Totem Bar joins the Wrangell Elks Lodge and Rayme’s Bar as a non-smoking establishment. That leaves the Marine Bar as the last bar in town that plans to allow smoking inside. more

Canine parvovirus confirmed in Wrangell

The Wrangell vet, Dr. “Judge” Conniff, confirms that there are cases of canine parvovirus in Wrangell. Judge says two dogs with canine parvovirus were brought into his office Thursday. more

WCA board to focus on transparency

The Wrangell Cooperative Association has seen a lot of change in its board and officers this week. Christie Jamieson is the new president of the Wrangell Cooperative Association or WCA board. more

Parnell on the fence about transportation fund

Photo courtesy of http://gov.alaska.gov/parnell/press-room/official-portraits.html

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

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

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

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