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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019

Chili cookoff and rummage sale hosted by KSTK

Radio station KSTK, hosted a chili cookoff last Saturday. The cookoff is an annual fundraiser for the radio station, according to June Leffler. It was hosted in the Wrangell High School Commons this...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

School safety discussed at public meeting

Safety in the Wrangell School District has been a hot topic around town these past few days. On Saturday, March 2, school officials were made aware of a high school student making threatening comments on Snapchat. The student, who is underage and wil...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    February 21, 2019

Dan's Dispatch

Last week, Governor Dunleavy unveiled his amended budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020. As expected, there were substantial cuts to government agencies, all of which will affect Southern Southeast. Some of the cuts that will be most noticeable here...

 

2018: A year in review, Part 1

The past year has been a busy one for the community of Wrangell, and also one full of changes. Elections have come and gone, the school district saw a new superintendent and two new principals, a high school swimming and diving team was organized,...

 

Two dogs found dead off of Spur Road

Two dogs were found dead near Spur Road on Dec. 11. Wrangell resident Melvin Gadd found the dogs. He was driving down the trail off of the spur road, and stopped to clear some brush away from the road, when he found them. He said that the bodies...

 

KSTK ready to "haunt the park" this Saturday

Halloween is a time of cheesy horror movies, trick-or-treating, costumes, and Halloween parties. KSTK, Wrangell's local radio station, is gearing up for a party of its own. The radio station is...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Don Young holds discusses the issues in Wrangell

U.S. Representative Don Young stopped in Wrangell the weekend of June 28 for some meet-and-greets with the locals. Stopping at the Stikine Inn, Young went from table to table to chat with people, answering questions and getting to know the people he...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Anan Wildlife Observatory a special place for people and animals

Early on Thursday morning, several members of the U.S. Forest Service left Wrangell with some guests for a trip to the Anan Wildlife Observatory. Present on the trip were Michael Saxton and Leslie...

 

Police report

July 9, 2018 Criminal mischief: Hole in window. Agency assist: Alarm notice: Person testing alarm. Found property: Tote turned into WPD. Subpoena served. Agency assist: Caller reported broken water main. Lost property. Two reports of suspicious...

 

Changing of the guard at the Sentinel

On Tuesday, new reporter Caleb Vierkant arrived on the afternoon jet from his hometown of Bullard, Texas. Home-schooled until college, he attended Texas A&M in College Station. He earned two...

 

Golf round-up

Turnout was light at a pair of golf tournaments over the Father’s Day weekend, with 11 participants making it to the AP&T and KSTK tournament on Saturday. The best-ball tournament saw a team of Randy Littleton, Lisa and Lucas Messmer take first...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 14, 2018

AmeriCorps crew making friends and working projects

A group of visiting AmeriCorps volunteers have been leaving their mark around Wrangell the past month, with the community being their last stop in a 10-month tour of service. Ten volunteers coming...

 

Automotive show-and-tell

An assortment of utility vehicles are encamped at the Evergreen Elementary School parking lot on Saturday for "Touch-a-Truck," an educational outing organized by radio station KSTK. An assortment of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 15, 2018

FCC OKs KSTK license transfer

The Federal Communications Commission last week approved the transfer of licenses from Wrangell Radio Group to CoastAlaska. A nonprofit radio and television service based in Juneau, CoastAlaska provid...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 18, 2018

KSTK awaits FCC approval for license transfer

Radio station KSTK is now awaiting decision by the Federal Communications Commission on whether to approve a proposed acquisition by CoastAlaska, a regional service headquartered in Juneau. Applicatio...

 

Editorial: Important news wasn't aired

When ownership of a newspaper or broadcast outlet changes, it’s big news. It’s the lead story of the day. Everyone wants to know who the new owner is, and what changes will be made to the organization. In the case of KSTK, Wrangell’s public...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 4, 2018

2017 – a year in review

Another year begins this week, and 2018 both holds promise and poses challenges to Wrangell residents. Economic trials will perhaps be of the greatest concern as state coffers seem set to dry up and...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Recently you published an editorial in which you expressed your opinion about the proposed sale of KSTK to Coast Alaska. The members of the KSTK board, the Coast Alaska board, and yes, even the KFSK board, have spent a lot of time...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 28, 2017

KSTK to transfer assets to CoastAlaska in sale

The board of Wrangell’s public radio station last month approved a deal which would transfer its ownership to a regional corporation. Following a decision by its governing board to do so in November, Wrangell Radio Group (WRG) on December 11 filed...

 

Editorial: KFSK should broadcast signal to Wrangell

Lack of support from KSTK public radio listeners and businesses in Wrangell may bring ownership changes to the station. A public notice published in last week’s Wrangell Sentinel foreshadows the transfer of radio station assets to CoastAlaska in...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 14, 2017

Boat parade lines up for return

By popular demand, the Chamber of Commerce will be bringing the holiday spirit back to Wrangell's shores next week with its annual boat parade. Once a tradition every Christmas season, mariners of...

 

The Way We Were

December 6, 1917: Bishop R.J Crimont who last July was consecrated the first Bishop of Alaska for the Catholic Church is a genuine Sourdough. Recently he paid his first visit to Wrangell since his consecration. From Wrangell he went to Ketchikan wher...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 12, 2017

New reporter signs on at KSTK

Local radio station KSTK has recently hired a new reporter, following a five-month stint without one. June Leffler from Louisville, Kentucky arrived late last week after earning her master's degree...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 15, 2017

Residents asked to conserve power during diesel run

The city’s annual switch-over to diesel power is scheduled to begin next week, lasting just under two weeks. Electrical superintendent Clay Hammer explained the temporary transition is to allow Southeast Alaska Power Agency – a utility providing...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

WML&P power pole replacement work continues

The next step in a five-year utility improvement process is wrapping up on Church Street. Work on Church Street’s power infrastructure is about one-third of the way through, Wrangell Municipal Light and Power superintendent Clay Hammer reported....

 

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