Sage Smiley, KSTK - Wrangell
State lawmakers join call to feds to intervene in Canadian mining upriver of Alaska
Southeast Alaska lawmakers are joining requests seeking to stop British Columbia’s mining activities in transboundary watersheds.
Wrangell urges feds to leave Southeast wolves off endangered species list
The Wrangell Assembly approved a resolution urging the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service not to list Alexander Archipelago wolves as endangered.
Facing busier tourist seasons, Wrangell is buying high-end port-a-potties off eBay
Wrangell’s only downtown public restroom is a small brown building with just two toilets.
Flagship ferry Columbia will serve Southeast for the first time since 2019
The Columbia will take over for the state ferry Matanuska, which will undergo repairs for damage found during maintenance.
Lights, puppets, action: Wrangell students bring Lingít story to the stage
"Raven and King Salmon," recently performed in Wrangell, tells of Raven’s trickery and gives some explanations for the markings and migratory patterns of regional birds.
‘He made a choice’: Wrangell mechanic sentenced for grooming teen girl
Dusty Cowan was ordered to serve seven years in prison for sending photos of his genitals in 2018 to a then-14-year-old girl.
15 Southeast tribes seek involvement as sovereign nations in Canadian mine permitting processes
More than a dozen Southeast Alaska tribal governments and councils are asking British Columbia for a seat at the table when development could impact communities downstream.
Wrangell has a dam problem. Officials hope a recent survey will point to a solution.
The dams holding back Wrangell’s drinking water are over a century old. They’re leaky, and some of the least stable dams in the state.
Wrangell receives $395K from EPA to purchase electric school bus
Wrangell’s school district was selected to receive $395,000 from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to purchase a zero-emission vehicle.
There’s another bear contest in Alaska, and the awards range from cutest bear to most chill
As for best fisher-bear? That award went to Scuba Sue at Anan Wildlife Observatory.
New study details mining’s impacts on salmon habitat, even hundreds of miles downstream
The paper’s authors say their analysis points to a need for more comprehensive risk consideration for mines to protect salmon watersheds throughout the Northwest.
Local family reopens Wrangell lodge in hopes of easing high demand for hotel and short-term rental space
Before the Youngs reopened the lodge for business, the visitor housing market consisted of one hotel and a few small bed and breakfasts.
This eight-person crew is trying to find a century-old shipwreck in Southeast Alaska. Here’s how.
The process involves a lot of research and an arsenal of sonar equipment, aerial drones and a magnetometer.
Wrangell students’ shoe designs win $15K for their school, with a chance to win more
The entire Southeast community is rallying behind the students' effort to win money for their school's art program.
Crew sets sail from Wrangell in search of century-old shipwreck
An eight-person crew of scientists, artists and divers are trying to find one of the deadliest shipwrecks in Alaska history.
Wrangell students hope to win Vans shoe design contest to fund high school art program
Wrangell students say they’re confident in their two painted pairs of canvas sneakers that could earn their school’s art program up to $50,000 in prize money.
Financial assistance available for Alaska homeowners impacted by COVID-19
The deadline to apply is Monday, April 4.
Alaska lawmakers and telehealth providers work to improve access to contraceptives
Recent polling suggests that a majority of Alaskans support easy access to contraceptives. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy for patients to get them — especially in rural areas.
New memorial scholarship honors commercial-fishing siblings from Wrangell
A new scholarship aims to connect high school students to the seafood industry — and to the legacies of two commercial-fishing siblings who were killed in a crash in 2020.
‘Tidal Network’, Tlingit & Haida’s new broadband internet service, coming to Wrangell
Southeast Alaska’s regional Tribal government will pilot its new broadband internet program in Wrangell, which it says will, eventually, be available to everyone on the island.