Author: Aaron Bolton, KSTK News

Wolves’ varsity teams sweep Craig Panthers

The Wrangell Wolves’ varsity basketball teams swept the Craig Panthers Friday and Saturday. The Lady Wolves kicked it off Friday, toppling the Lady Panthers 74-65. They continued on Saturday with a nail-bitter. The game was tied after the first quarter, but the Lady Wolves pushed past the Lady Panthers, scoring 13 points in the second quarter. They went into the fourth on top 41-30, but Craig came back, making 12 of 16 attempts from the free-throw line. Wrangell’s girls held the Panthers 50-48. Kaylyn Easterly was Wrangell’s top scorer all weekend with 49 points total. She sank nine two-point baskets...

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Two prospects left in Wrangell’s hunt for borough manager

The City and Borough of Wrangell has narrowed down its prospects for the borough manager position to two candidates. Current Manager Jeff Jabusch announced his retirement in September. The hiring committee made up of Wrangell Borough Assembly members and borough administration started the process last fall, sifting through 21 applicants. Assembly member Mark Mitchell said the committee is looking forward to meeting the finalists in person. “We picked out four that were good quality people, and we started the process of bringing them up here. In that process, two backed out,” he said. “So we still have two good...

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Live Inauguration Coverage

Friday, January 20th KSTK will bring you live coverage of the presidential inauguration. KSTK and NPR’s Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish will broadcast live with voices from across the nation. Coverage begins at 6:00 am Alaska time. The Oath of Office is expected to take place around 8:00 am. As this is a live event, the time schedule is not firm.

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Lady Wolves play two close games in Haines

It was a competitive weekend in Haines for the Lady Wolves.  Friday’s game got off to a rocky start with Anna Allen and Kaylyn Easterly each taking three fouls in the first half. The Wolves trailed the Glacier Bears 28-23 at the end of the half. But, the Wolves had a strong presence in the third quarter, scoring 24 points and holding the Bears to just eight. The game came to a close with the Wolves on top 62-50. Abby Armstrong put the most points on the board with 15. She sank six two-point shots and made three of...

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Wrangell school counselor attends Michelle Obama’s last speech

Wrangell middle and high school counselor Kerry Nordstrom was in Washington D.C. Jan. 6 to attend what was Michelle Obama’s last speech as First Lady. Nordstrom attended the event as Alaska’s top school counselor for the 2015-2016 school year.  Obama awarded a Michigan woman as the national school counselor of the year, which is given through her Reach Higher program.  The initiative aims to get more students into higher education programs. Nordstrom stood just a few feet from Obama as she spoke about her own journey to two Ivy League colleges and the value of higher education.   “It...

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