Month: July 2008

Assembly will enact non-smoking ordinance

The Committee for Clean Indoor Air did their homework and legwork when they got 196 signatures on their petition. This was enough to move their ballot proposition onto the October 7 election. The proposition would ask voters: Should Wrangell pass an ordinance prohibiting smoking in indoor public places and places of employment? At Tuesday night's regular assembly meeting, the borough assembly decided to take another route.

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GCI fiber-optic cable reaches Wrangell

GCI contractors starting laying the $30 million fiber-optic cable on Monday. They started in Ketchikan and reached Wrangell by Tuesday. The entire cable measures 750 miles and will connect parts of southeast Alaska to the Alaska United Line, which currently connects the state to the lower 48.

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Wrangell public cold storage open for business

Wrangell Seafoods, Inc. is the official anchor tenant for the city-owned public cold storage in Wrangell. With some of their own product already in the facility, Wrangell Seafoods is ready to accept business from the public as well as from commercial vendors. Recently, KSTK's Lisa Phu had the opportunity to tour the cold storage facility and files this report.

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Essay contest brings Florida middle schooler to Alaska

A 13-year old middle schooler from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recently had the experience of a lifetime in Wrangell. Not only did she get to see all the great sites, including Anan Bear Observatory, the Stikine River, Chief Shakes house, and a multitude of wildlife, she also had an NBC film crew follow her around. Her vacation will be turned into a half-hour documentary. All this for winning an essay contest.

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