Month: August 2009

Utility Rate Study Put on Hold

The Wrangell Assembly decided at this week's meeting to delay their decision on whether to conduct a utility rate study for the borough. The study will determine a possible rate increase within the next year. KSTK's Tony Goram reports.

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AICS Awarded Grants for Behavioral and Dental Care

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded two grants to Alaska Island Community Services to help improve local behavioral and dental health care. The funds were part of 180 grants awarded to health care centers across the nation. KSTK's Tony Gorman has more….

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Only a few days left to file for candidacy

On October 6, voters will get to pick two borough assembly members, two port commissioners, three school board members, and four hospital board members. The deadline to file for candidacy is fast approaching. Qualified Wrangell residents have until Monday to file a declaration of candidacy for any of these seats. KSTK's Lisa Phu has this story.

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Wrangell's community cold storage gets more use

As Trident wraps up their first season in Wrangell, plans to transport their fish have shifted. Instead of its original plan of filling containers and barging them, Trident has now decided to employ the use of a 430-foot tramper that has recently been seen docked in front of their plant. This change has made the city-owned community cold storage more vital to Trident's operation. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

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Shoemaker Bay rec site may see new shelter

A project to build a new shelter at Wrangell's most used recreation site has been stalled due to lack of community support and initiative. Parks and Rec director Kim Covalt hopes someone will rise to the challenge before the project funding for the new shelter disappears for good. KSTK's Lisa Phu brings us this report.

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