June Leffler, KSTK - Wrangell


Suddenly at home with the kids all day? Here are some tips from a homeschooling pro

The first tip for parents thrust into the role of homeschooling their kids: be kinder to yourself.

Traveling exhibit on Alaska suffragists is headed to a town near you

The first Alaska Territorial Legislature convened in 1913. The first bill lawmakers adopted granted women voting rights.

Mold, water damage plague Wrangell’s city services building, with no solution in sight

In Wrangell, the local police department, fire department, courthouse, DMV and U.S. customs — are sheltered under one roof. And that roof is — literally — falling apart. The city is working to patch together a solution before it’s too late.

Wrangell, once a town full of Dunleavy supporters, has many questions for the governor about ferry cut

The governor was planning a trip to Southeast town of Wrangell this week, but canceled because of weather. The town overwhelmingly voted the Republican official into office, but as the community readied for a visit, many wanted to make clear to Mike Dunleavy that they believe in ferries.

Wrangell sees a 50 percent increase in water consumption during cold snap

Water consumption has risen in Wrangell since the recent cold snap. The town is using 150 gallons per minute more than it did last month. That’s about a 50 percent increase in consumption.

As temperatures drop, water consumption rises in Wrangell

Water consumption has risen in Wrangell since the recent cold snap. The town is using 150 gallons per minute more than it did last month. That’s about a 50 percent increase in consumption.

On remote Alaska islands with no DV shelter, victims rely on informal network of safe homes

Island communities for decades have built an informal network of safe homes. These are the personal homes of folks, mostly church-goers, willing to put up a survivor for a night or two.

Wrangell sportsmen, charities hand out a thousand pounds of moose meat

This year the thousand pounds of meat ultimately went to 120 individuals, plus food banks, a school lunch program and community events.

Wrangell’s Fish and Game office due to close

The Southeast Alaska city of Wrangell stands to lose its Fish and Game office. That’s due to cost-cutting under Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget. Local officials aren’t taking the news lying down.

Wrangell mayor urges US Senate to keep federal funds flowing

The PILT program, or Payment in Lieu of Taxes, funnels about $30 million a year to Alaska municipalities. Secure Rural Schools sends almost $11 million, primarily to Southeast Alaska. Wrangell Mayor Steve Prysunka says it’s essential for school districts.

Southeast Alaska businesses scammed with fake cash

Authorities aren’t calling it counterfeit, since the fake bills were likely purchased online as play money. Still, the cash was realistic enough to dupe a few cashiers in Wrangell.

The last Forest Service ranger boat in Alaska, built in 1925, will become a museum in Wrangell

The M/V Chugach near Baranof Island. (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service) A rare wooden ranger boat once used by the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska’s national...

Coast Guard’s VHF signal down for much of coastal Alaska

The outages are affecting Prince William Sound all the way down to Sitka and other Southeast communities.

To reduce staff turnover, Wrangell hospital takes home-grown hiring approach

The idea is to reduce staff turnover in the Southeast hospital by empowering — and ultimately hiring — people with roots in the community.

In Wrangell, cemetery space is running out

Wrangell’s Memorial Cemetery circa 1930. It was previously the Redmen’s cemetery. (Photo courtesy of City of Wrangell) Wrangell is about the last place anyone would consider crowded —...

B.C. proposes adopting UN standards for Native self-determination

Some members of the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission hope B.C. will also take the interests of Alaska Natives into account.

Ferry service linking Ketchikan to Prince Rupert, B.C. temporarily restored

State ferries have added two special sailings as officials on both sides of the border work on a long-term solution to an an impasse over border security.

‘Landless’ tribes stake out selections in the Tongass

The parcels total 115,000 acres selected for their cultural significance, road or marine access and natural beauty or food supply.

A Wrangell man’s unlikely DIY case against city hall is headed for trial

In Wrangell, a former candidate for mayor is fighting city hall via a handwritten lawsuit alleging cronyism in the City and Borough of Wrangell

Wrangell moves forward on new water treatment plant

The new plant should be up in running in three years.