Month: October 2011

Northend Ferry Authority plans for docking location in Wrangell

The Coffman Cove based group plans to launch a ferry service in the spring that would sail to Wrangell, Petersburg and Ketchikan. The Rainforest Islands Ferry would take over and expand a route abandoned by the Inter-Island Ferry Authority in 2008, but before this happens Northend Ferry Authority officials say there is still a great deal of planning to do. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has more.

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Alaska Department of Transportation holds public scoping meeting

Over the next 20-years state transportation officials are predicting some major changes in the region. With studies showing a possible decline in Southeast Alaska’s population, as well as anticipated cuts to federal funding, the Alaska Department of Transportation is beginning to look at alternatives for aviation, marine, and highway travel throughout the region. Recently the Alaska Department of Transportation made a stop in Wrangell, to discuss some of those alternatives and gather public comment on the 2011 to 2012 scoping report. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has more.

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Fire at Stough’s Trailer Court

Wrangell fire officials responded to the report of a trailer fire at Stough’s Trailer Court on Evergreen Avenue at 10:30 a.m. on Friday (10/21). KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has this report.

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Communities take a close look at watershed management

Nearly two thirds of the nation's wetlands are in Alaska. And a lot of them are right here in Southeast. Since 2003 the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition has been visiting communities to help local governments and residents better understand wetland mitigation as well as a new law that requires communities to develop watershed management strategies. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has more on the coalition’s recent stop in Wrangell and what’s on the agenda for their Friday October 21st meeting in Juneau.

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