Author: Aaron Bolton, KSTK News

Zoning permit in question for Wrangell assisted-living home

A conditional use permit for a potential assisted –living home in Wrangell is in question. The Sourdough Lodge, a former bed and breakfast, is planned to offer five assisted-living beds with 11 additional rooms for seniors. The new facility is planned to be called Harbor House. New owners Shannon Bosdell and Daniel Blake requested a conditional use permit which is required to move forward with state licensing. The area is currently zoned as light industrial. Neighbors of Harbor House voiced their concerns to the Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday. Neighbor David Powell noted the potential liability it may pose to...

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Wolves sweep Haines Glacier Bears

Wrangell’s varsity boys’ basketball took on Haines Wednesday night. The team enjoyed a comfortable lead throughout the game. They were up 31-19 at halftime, and ended 20 points above the Glacier Bears, 60-40. The Bears and the Wolves had their rematch Thursday at noon. The Wolves continued their domination, up 40-16 at halftime. The final score was 68-29. The boys advanced their record to...

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Lifelong Wrangellite Lawrence Bahovec turns 100

Lifelong Wrangell fisherman Lawrence Bahovec turned 100 last week. He was born in Chicago on January 4, 1917, shortly before his family moved to then Territory of Alaska.  KSTK’s Aaron Bolton sat down with Bahovic to talk about his life and career in Southeast Alaska. http://www.kstk.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/10Lar100.mp3  ...

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JV girls’ basketball shine against Metlakatla

The Lady Wolves basketball team hosted the Metlakatla Chiefs this weekend. The varsity team was swept by the Chiefs while JV dominated both games. Friday’s varsity match started off slow with Wrangell down 13 to one near the end of the first quarter. The Wolves caught up by the end of the first half, trailing by just six, but, came up short by two points, 47 to 50. Saturday’s rematch was also a nail-biter, coming down to a three-point basket, 50 to 53. The JV team enjoyed comfortable double-digit wins in both games, 55 to 37 Friday and 49...

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