Local News


Alaska Marine Highway System hires a new boss

The state of Alaska has hired a new leader for the Alaska Marine Highway System. Craig Tornga has been hired as the ferry system’s new marine director. In that role, he’ll oversee hundreds of ferry workers and a fleet of nine ships.

Mia’s Gift

Mia's Gift is a local podcast created and hosted by Mia Wiederspohn of Wrangell, Alaska. Mia's Gift teaches Tlingit language, preserves a precious culture, educates and delights. Enjoy!

Wrangell’s Tlingit Phrase of the Week

Tlingit Phrase of the Week is a project launched to help with the survival and renewal of the Tlingit language in Wrangell. Each phrase speaks to Wrangell’s seasons and the Tlingit way of life. January, Canada geese month. Pertains to the geese that stay through the winter.



Mexican children’s comic Chabelo dies at 88

Xavier López, a Mexican children’s comic better known by his stage name “Chabelo,” hosted the Sunday variety show En Familia con Chabelo for an astonishing 48 years from 1967 to 2015.

Tlingit Phrase of the Week