At fiscal future presentation, Wrangell residents try to balance state budget

budgetA representative from the Alaska Department of Administration told a few dozen Wrangell residents Wednesday that budget cuts will not be enough to close the state’s $3 billion budget gap.

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of October 13, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Food truck brings new organic cuisine, old iconic sunglasses to Wrangell

Jill Privett at The Pit Stop. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)The Pit Stop opened in Wrangell this summer, and it is the first time in over a decade that the community has a food truck.

Dock planned for bear observatory raises concerns

bearIn an effort to increase safety at a popular bear observatory near Wrangell, the U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with plans to build a dock at the site for planes and boats to drop off tourists. But Wrangell-based tour guides say the costly dock will essentially be useless and could create more hazards than it prevents.

Assembly wants alternative to hospital’s request for line of credit

The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday rejected Wrangell Medical Center’s request to seek a line of credit from a bank or financial institution. Instead, the borough plans to set $500,000 aside for the hospital to access quickly in case it runs out of cash.

Assembly to ease into new property tax due date

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKAfter changing the borough’s property tax due date earlier this year, the Wrangell Borough Assembly is trying to give property owners one year to adjust to the change.

Wrangell ANS prepares to host 100th anniversary celebration

The Alaska Native Sisterhood was formed 100 years ago in Wrangell, and the community will welcome a few hundred visitors this fall for the ANS centennial celebration.

USFS budget cuts impact Wrangell cabins, trails

Photo by Asia FisherFunding for trails, cabins and campsites on the Tongass National Forest has been declining quickly, and it’s having a big impact on the Wrangell Ranger District this summer.

Red Chris Mine waits for final permit

red chris mineA controversial British Columbia mine upriver from Wrangell and Petersburg is slated to ramp up to full production this summer. But the Red Chris Mine is still waiting for final approval from the B.C. government and a First Nations group.

B.C.: Alaska will get larger voice in mine development

British Columbia Minister of Mines Bill Bennett has announced a plan where Alaska officials will have more chances to comment on projects under development. (Photo courtesy of the B.C. government)British Columbia's top mining official says Alaska will soon have more input into the permitting process. That news came after a meeting with Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.