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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.

Commission moves forward with memorial design

Concept #2, hybrid design - Image courtesy of Corvus DesignThe 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.

Commission seeks input on Mariner’s Memorial designs

2014-03-10 Fishermans Memorial3 (540x350)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.

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.