Ariel Van Cleave, KBBI - Homer
Ariel Van Cleave is a reporter for KSTK in Wrangell.
Homer city officials are in the early stages of creating a land-use plan for the area where the Pier One Theatre sits. The building is currently located in an area zoned for marine commercial and industrial use.
This week on AK: Prom. Getting ready for prom can be a time-consuming process, and finding the right dress isn’t easy, especially when you live in rural Alaska.
Each year, hundreds of fishermen brave the cold weather and sometimes choppy seas to compete in the Winter King Salmon Tournament in Homer. Pete Wedin has tried his hand at catching the heaviest fish for the last 16 years. And he was out on the water again last week in search of that sweet spot. KBBI’s Ariel Van Cleave hopped on the Early Dawn with Wedin and three other anglers and brought back this story.
Grab your paddles and tennis shoes. Pickle ball has made its way to Homer. KBBI’s Ariel Van Cleave recently attended one of the game nights at the Homer Educational and Recreational Complex – or HERC – and brought back this report.
Two dozen kids in Homer were given a chance to test their team-working skills, imagination and patience on a recent Saturday as they designed and built their own exploration rovers. KBBI’s Ariel Van Cleave looked on as teams assembled robots at the Homer Public Library.
Preparations continue for next year’s re-dedication of Chief Shakes Tribal House, but the people in charge of the event have hit a snag: making sure there’s enough housing.
Incumbent Peggy Wilson will represent the newly-created House District 33. The new district includes Wilson’s hometown, Wrangell, Ketchikan and northern parts of Prince of Wales Island. The Republican captured 58 percent of the vote on Election Day. Initial numbers out of Wrangell put her ahead with 642 votes to Olsen’s 90 and Johansen’s 56.
Women in Wrangell are strapping on roller skates and heading to the rink. Wrangell’s Garnet Grit Betties meet Wednesday and Sunday evenings at the skating rink inside Hope Community Church. Ten women showed up during a recent practice. They took a few spins around the track, practiced skating fundamentals and learned some derby techniques.
State and federal officials are investigating the human remains found near Wrangell last weekend during a fishing trip. Vena Stough and her family were fishing off Government Slough when she found a partial skull. She turned the remains over to local police who notified the U.S. Forest Service in Wrangell. Tongass Archaeologist Mark McCallum said he sent pictures of the skull to the state medical examiner.
A human skull was found near Wrangell over the weekend. As KSTK’s Ariel Van Cleave explains, it appears to be very old.
Alaskans decided on mayors, assembly members and school board candidates in local elections across the state yesterday.
Carving work continues on the final beams meant for the ongoing construction of the Chief Shakes Tribal House in Wrangell. KSTK’s Ariel Van Cleave recently visited the carving shed and filed this report.
A local judge in Dillingham is considering bringing grand jury trials to the community.
One of Alaska’s U.S. Senators is questioning recent threats from the IRS to the state’s air taxi operators.
Alaska’s Department of Education and Early Development is preparing to seek a waiver from provisions of No Child Left Behind.
Alaska Senator Mark Begich has introduced a measure that could benefit educators, public safety officers and medical providers in rural communities.