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Peggy Wilson ending long legislative career

Wrangell Rep. Peggy Wilson poses at her Capitol office at the start of this year's legislative session. Her district includes Ketchikan and parts of Prince of Wales Island. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska.Southeast Alaska's longest-serving lawmaker is retiring. Peggy Wilson says she will not seek re-election to her Wrangell-based House district.

St. Frances fixes Wrangell’s feral cat problem

Dolores Klinke feeds cats in her garage at St. Frances Animal Rescue - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKTen years ago, Wrangell was crawling with feral cats. They roamed the streets, getting into trash and nesting in condemned buildings. Now, it’s hard to even find a cat downtown because of the hard work of one lady.

Assembly discusses negotiating power for Tyee

The regular meeting of the borough assembly was Tuesday, April 22. The assembly discussed the role of Thomas Bay in the transfer of the Tyee Lake project.

Assembly tackles animal control issues

The regular meeting of the borough assembly was Tuesday, April 22. It discussed animal control issues in Wrangell.

Assembly to discuss “cease and desist” letter to SEAPA

The regular meeting of the borough assembly is Tuesday, April 22, at 7pm. The assembly will discuss a letter sent by Thomas Bay Power Commission President James Stough to the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, or SEAPA.

WMC board plans for new hospital facilities

The regular meeting of the Wrangell Medical Center board was Wednesday, April 16th. It discussed hospital renovations, program updates, and worker’s compensation claims.

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.

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.

Nitty, gritty Betties skate to victory

Garnet Grit Betties bout - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKWrangell’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.

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

LetterThe 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.