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Spring live music event showcases local artists

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

Next winter’s marine highway schedule out

LeConte @ Auke Bay DOT Roger WetherallAlaska Marine Highway officials want your comments on next fall and winter’s ferry sailings.

Suicide prevention through paddle-making

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

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.

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.

Cupcakes sweet for endangered species

Logo courtesy of worldwildlife.orgThe 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.

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.

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.

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.

Parnell on the fence about transportation fund

Photo courtesy of http://gov.alaska.gov/parnell/press-room/official-portraits.htmlGovernor Sean Parnell visited Wrangell and Petersburg on Monday. While in Wrangell, he met with the mayor, city manager, and school officials, among others.