Month: July 2009

Wrangell has plans for an Alaska-Canada Energy Coalition

The Wrangell Energy Committee plans on spearheading the formation of an Alaska-Canada Energy Coalition. Modeled after the Canada-based Highway 37 Powerline Coalition, which Wrangell recently joined, this new coalition will push building an intertie between Tyee and Bob Quinn Lake in British Columbia. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

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Virginia Oliver is Wrangell's newest SEARHC employee

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, or SEARHC, has recently added a new full time position in Wrangell. Wrangell resident Virginia Oliver is SEARHC's new referral care coordinator. This post adds needed SEARHC representation in Wrangell, a community that does not have any Native medical facilities.

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Community garden gets instant funding from 'Steps'

Many who were at Tuesday night's meeting on establishing a community garden in Wrangell thought they were in for a brainstorming session. Little did they know that they were involving themselves in a project that's already been allocated some funding. A community garden in Wrangell may be a closer reality than most had anticipated. KSTK's Lisa Phu attended the community garden meeting and has this story.

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Landfill cover project stalls

A grassy knoll where the over 40-year-old dump now stands is still a ways away according to Wrangell's Public Works director. Even though the landfill has been completely full since March, the project to cover it has stalled due to lack of funding. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

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Healthy Wrangell Coalition put efforts toward community garden

The Healthy Wrangell Coalition celebrated their one-year anniversary back in February. The Coalition, which is a group of organizations and individuals concerned with making Wrangell a healthy community, is responsible for such programs as Wrangell in Motion, the Healthy Wrangell speaker series, and Workout Wednesdays. Now, along with SEARHC and SEARHC's Community Health Advocate, Tammi Meissner, the Healthy Wrangell Coalition is working on establishing a community garden. KSTK's Lisa Phu has the story.

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