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Chamber adds Red, White and Blue Fair to July Fourth festivities

fair exhibitThe Red, White & Blue Fair will give Wrangell artists their first chance to compete in a local fair, with categories that range from winemaking to woodworking. The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce organized the fair as a new part of the July Fourth festivities.

SEAPA moves forward with transfer of Tyee hydroelectric facility

seapa board meetingThe Southeast Alaska Power Agency is moving forward with plans to take over the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility. SEAPA board chairman Bob Sivertsen said the board Thursday resolved to terminate its contract with TBPA, leaving a year for negotiations.

Medicare enacts limits on Wrangell physical therapy visits

Web Tile 3Medicare has extended a limit on physical therapy coverage to the Wrangell Medical Center. Starting in 2014, Medicare will cover physical therapy for Wrangell residents up to $1,920 each year.

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.