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Yacht rally cancellation disappoints Wrangell businesses

salty dog rally logoThe Salty Dog Rally was expected to bring 40 yachts and a lot of business to Wrangell this week. The rally was canceled after the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce and local businesses put time, effort and money into planning for the influx of tourists.

Wrangell dancers take Celebration 2014 stage

Wrangell's Old Willow Town Dancers, made of students in the community’s Johnson-O'Malley Program, perform at Celebration 2014. (Screenshot/360North)The Old Willow Town Dancers, with students in the community’s Johnson-O'Malley Program, performed at Celebration 2014 in Juneau.

KSTK wins at annual Press Club Awards

AK_PRESS_logo14-500x321KSTK News brought home top honors from the 2014 Alaska Press Club Awards. Shady Grove Oliver won 1st place for features reporting.

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.

Affordable Care Act questions? Get answers here!

Monique Martin - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKMonique Martin is a government relations specialist with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, or ANTHC, which is a healthcare navigator organization. Martin was in town to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts rural Alaskans.

Need more healthcare information? Quick links here:

Graphic courtesy of healthcare.gov Facebook pageLinks for more information about the Affordable Care Act and children, pregnant women, Alaska Natives, people with pre-existing conditions. Also, how to apply, where to apply, where to go for more information. It's all here!

Port Commission talks Mariners’ Memorial, lights in harbors

Members of the Port Commission - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKThe regular meeting of the Port Commission was Thursday, December 5. Among other topics, the Port Commission discussed the recent maintenance on lights in the harbors.

December 3, 2013 Special Assembly Meeting

Listen to the audio and read the agenda of the December 3, 2013 special assembly meeting.

Cooking class focuses on healthy eating on a budget

Logo courtesy of AICSThe price of food is high in Alaska and preparing a full meal takes time. But, there are both economical and efficient ways to cook healthy food. The new AICS class is geared toward teaching people how to eat healthy on a budget.

Three-story spruce this year’s town Christmas tree

553929_10152082890811873_2022088227_nWrangell’s Christmas tree has come out of the forest and into its new home downtown. Tuesday. Downtown Wrangell. 12 o’clock sharp. A fully grown man is shimmying up a massive Picea Sitchensis—that’s Sitka Spruce—in the middle of town.