Month: October 2011

Wrangell develops first female adzing team

The Wrangell Cooperative Association continues to move forward on the renovation of the historic Chief Shakes Tribal House in Wrangell, but it’s not the only thing getting renovated. Recently joining the team are three women who have been chosen as the local carvers for the project. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has more on the new team and how they are changing the look of adzing in Wrangell.

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Southeast Alaska Power Agency eyes new hydropower source

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency recently filed a preliminary permit application for Sunrise Lake. This permit is one of many that SEAPA is working on as part of a process to begin identifying and developing priority energy projects throughout the region. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has more on what SEAPA is doing to plan for Southeast’s future hydroelectric energy needs, as well as some local concerns regarding the potential development of Sunrise Lake.

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Wrangell takes a community approach to health

According to state health statistics heart disease, cancer, and chronic illness are some of the most prevalent killers of people living in rural Alaska. Since 2008 the Healthy Wrangell Coalition has been working to get more people out moving and eating right in Wrangell. The group recently met with state Health Specialist Joanie Fogel to discuss the program and find out what it takes to live a healthy life as well as sustain a healthy community. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has more.

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Wrangell continues to develop outdoor recreation plan

For the past year Wrangell has been working on a plan to enhance outdoor recreation for both locals and tourists. Currently the city has developed a survey for the general public to give input on what they want to see developed over the next couple years in the both the city and the borough. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren has more on the survey and what local officials say is next for the plan.

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