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No Rain Means Burn Ban For Wrangell Residents

It’s August, the sun’s out, and people are hitting the beaches in bathing suits. That’s a great summer by Southeast standards, but it comes with a downside. Download Audio

Wrangell Sawmill Burns

One of the last major sawmill operations in Wrangell has been destroyed by fire. Mike Allen Enterprizes burned to the ground in Tuesday’s mid-afternoon fire at 13 Mile Zimovia Highway.

Former Wrangell Hospital CEO Appointed Interim SEARHC Director

Former Wrangell Medical Center CEO, Noel Selle-Rea, has been named the interim administrator for the Southeast Regional Health Consortium, or SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka. Download Audio

AK: Game Entrepreneurs

Hundreds of years in the future, Earth is rendered uninhabitable. Brothers Raymond and Rusty Hayes are battling for survival. Their weapons? A board, a deck of cards, and some dice. KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver takes us inside the world of War Command. Download Audio

Traditional Foods Program Hosts Gathering In Wrangell

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Traditional Foods Program is hosting a gathering this week in Wrangell. Download Audio

Hundreds Gather For Shakes Island Clan House Rededication

Wrangell’s Shakes Island Clan House was rededicated over the weekend. Hundreds of visitors from across Alaska, Canada, and the Lower 48 poured into the small island town to witness the historic event. Download Audio

Canoes Arrive In Wrangell

People have been arriving in Wrangell for this weekend's rededication of the Chief Shake's Island house. KSTK's Shady Grove Oliver has this story on the canoes that came for the event. Listen Now

Sealaska Canoe Lost En Route To Wrangell

Several canoe groups are paddling down the Inside Passage to Wrangell for the Shakes Island Rededication event this week. Download Audio

AK: John Muir

Muir is one of the most renowned naturalists of the last two centuries. President Theodore Roosevelt turned to Muir when planning America’s first National Parks. In the late 1800s, Muir decided to journey to the far north. And the first stop on his great Alaskan expedition was Wrangell Island in the Inside Passage. KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver traces the history of Muir in Wrangell from his first steps on the island to his continued influence today. Download Audio

Selle-Rea Responds To Settlement; WMC Board On Privacy

A settlement has been reached in a Wrangell Borough lawsuit. The Borough of Wrangell will receive information and financial compensation. Noel Selle-Rea will keep his severance package from the Medical Center.

Wrangell Café Combating Hunger

A Wrangell café is combating hunger. For about 13 weeks per year, it donates its Monday night profits to a charity that works to end child hunger in the United States. On those nights, it also gives patrons a good meal for whatever they are willing to pay.

AK: Repair

There are thousands of miles of fiberoptic cables snaking along the ocean floor. They bring telephone service, television, and the Internet to much of world. When an earthquake struck off the coast of Southeast Alaska in January, the cables that provide Internet to Wrangell were damaged. And a cable repair ship, called the Wave Venture, was called in to help. KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver went onboard the unique ship to get a closer look at cable repair.