Month: September 2010

New Medical Center Project receives $19.5 Million from USDA

The US Department of Agriculture announced this week that several projects in Southeast Alaska will receive funding with the New Wrangell Medical Center Project topping the list. The announcement was made during a press conference during the Tongass Futures Roundtable in Ketchikan. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.

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Wrangell Assembly raises concerns over hydropower project

The Wrangell Assembly went into this week's meeting looking for an update on a hydropower project only to come away with nothing. Last year, the Borough invested a quarter-million dollars in the development of hydropower at Swan Lake and hasn't heard much from the private company handling the project. Now, the Assembly is looking for answers. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.

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Wrangell Assembly makes quick work of resolutions

Four resolutions were passed during this week's Wrangell Assembly meeting. The resolutions dealt with the upcoming local election, the Statewide Transportation Improvements Program, and a grant application from the Alaska Energy Authority. KSTK's Tony Gorman reports.

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Tax Free Days remain popular in Wrangell

A struggling economy doesn't seem to stop locals from coming out on Tax Free Days in Wrangell. The borough sales tax is set aside twice a year so shoppers can get more bang for their buck. But, how does a once-thriving timber community that has seen local businesses disappear hold such days? KSTK's Tony Gorman has more.

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