Assembly to draft resolution on SEAPA and Tyee

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

The assembly last night decided to look into the option of having the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, or SEAPA, take over the operation and maintenance of the Tyee Hydroelectric Facility. more

Attorney responds to questions on SEAPA and TBPA

The Assembly is holding a special meeting Tuesday, December 3rd, to discuss the Southeast Alaska Power Agency and the Thomas Bay Power Authority. more

Murkowski encourages social media to give thanks

Photo courtesy of Senator Lisa Murkowski

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is getting into the holiday spirit. She’s encouraging all social media users in the state to get online and let people know what they’re thankful for. more

Potluck and dancing celebrate unity and Native American heritage

Unity dinner - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Thursday night, the Sno Building was packed with people enjoying a variety of traditional foods from soapberries to moose. more

Rinehart sentenced Monday for felonies, misdemeanors

Officer Joe Paul fingerprinting Robert Rinehart. Also pictured: Judge Kevin Miller and Kirsten Swanson - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

51 year old Robert Rinehart of Wrangell was convicted of two felonies and four misdemeanors earlier this summer. His sentencing hearing was Monday, November 18th. more

Educator makes case for Native spirituality

Jana Harcharek, director of the North Slope Borough School District’s Iñupiaq Education Department, discusses Native education and spirituality during the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Native spirituality lecture series. (Christina Eriksen/SHI)

Most Northern Native people have had their traditional spirituality squeezed out of them. That’s according to Jana Harcharek, director of the North Slope Borough School District’s Iñupiaq Education Department. more

Southeast’s young orators speak loud and proud at DDF meet

Wrangell High School's Matthew Covalt and Tyler Eagle - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

The third meet for Southeast Drama, Debate and Forensics—or DDF— teams was this past weekend in Wrangell. This meet was a chance for dozens of students from several Panhandle schools to face off in categories ranging from extemporaneous commentary to solo acting. more

Jabusch appointed city manager

Jeff Jabusch - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

He was appointed Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the regular Borough Assembly Meeting. He’s been the city’s finance director for the last 36 years and the interim borough manager for the last three months. more

Ketchikan teacher Dan Ortiz to run for House District 33 seat

Dan Ortiz - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK

Dan Ortiz is a teacher at Ketchikan High School. He’ll be running against Wrangell Republican Representative Peggy Wilson next year for the District 33 seat in the House. more

Fisheries group sets legislative priorities


A major commercial fishing organization is pushing for more funding to put seafood on school lunch tables. more