Today’s Announcements

To get your announcement or classified on the air, send an e-mail to info [at] KTNA [dot] org or call 733-1700 during office hours, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. You can read all announcements, classifieds, and Denali echoes from our website.

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Coming up on KTNA:

Tues–On Alaska News Nightly:  Resources development could suffer under new EPA cuts. Also tonight, school districts worry as state considers cutting school bond debt reimbursements. Those stories and more at 6:30.

thru TuesOn today’s Talk of Alaska:  The Office of Children’s Services isn’t alone in taking responsibility for child welfare. Volunteers also step up to oversee the foster care system, suggest policy changes, and advocate on behalf of individual kids. Today’s live Talk of Alaska conversation was about community oversight of the child welfare system and ways you can be part of the solution. Talk of Alaska is rebroadcast at 7 pm this Tuesday evening.

With the Alaska economy firmly in recession, Charles Wohlforth hosts two of the state’s top economists on the next Hometown Alaska. Johnathan King, of Northern Economics, and Mouhcine Guettabi, of UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research, have modeled how bad the recession may be and how longit will last, as well as how the Legislature’s decisions could affect us. And they’ll take your questions.

 Congratulations and many thanks to Talkeetna Community Radio outgoing board member and volunteer Cari Sayre, the recipient of  this year’s Foundation Award, and KTNA volunteer Holly Stinson, who received the Above and Beyond Award. The presentations were made at KTNA’s annual meeting on Sunday.

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thru Tues eve–There will be a gathering to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first winter ascent of Denali at Latitude 62 today  Tuesday, February 28th at 6:00.  This is an informal gathering to reminisce about this accomplishment by Dave Johnston, Art Davidson, and Ray Genet (jah – NAY). Everyone is invited to share memories and stories.

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Live music in the KTNA listening area:

At the Fairview Inn:  Tuesday:  Lost Smoke, starting at 9 pm
Saturday: JD Cox and the One Man Band, starting at 9pm


The Community Advisory Board of Talkeetna Community Radio will meet on Wednesday March 1st at 5:30 at the station. The public is welcome to attend.

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The monthly meeting of the Denali Nordic Ski Club Board of Directors will be Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00pm at Twister Creek.  All are welcome.

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Story Time at the Talkeetna Library this week will feature Marian Charles from the Mat-Su Imagination Library.  Marian is a gifted storyteller and always has lots of activities and fun planned for the program.  The program is geared to kids from birth to about 6 years old but everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Story Time begins at 11:15 on Thursday March 2 in the multi purpose room at the library.  Afterwards, parents will be able to talk to Marian about the Imagination Library Program which sends free books to children.
The program is funded in part by the Jessica Stevens Foundation.
For more information. you may call the library at 861-7645.
Open hours are Monday through Saturday, 11-6.

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Here’s what’s happening in the Talkeetna Community Schools program:
Tonight, Tuesday ping pong and badminton from 7 to 9 p.m.Basketball is cancelled Thursday evening.
The movie marathon over-nighter will begin this Friday at 5.  Three Pixar animated films will be shown until 10 p.m., then two more Saturday morning.  Anyone who is interested and would like more information can leave a message for Kathleen at 733-9431.


The Hope Social Club will be playing at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar on Saturday March 4. Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30. All are welcome  for a night of  music and dancing to celebrate their debut album release!


The Upper Susitna Food Pantry will be holding their annual meeting on Wednesday, March 8th at 3:00 PM in the Talkeetna Public Library. Voting on the renewal of current board members and any new applications that have be submitted to the board will be undertaken.  Anyone interested in joining the board should contact President Suzy Kellard or any board member.

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Sunshine Community Health Center clinics in Talkeetna and Willow will be CLOSED on Wednesday, March 8th for staff training. Both clinics will RE-OPEN on Thursday, March 9th. If you need emergency assistance, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency facility.

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read when time allows–The Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce is offering scholarships of up to $3,000.00 to graduating seniors and continuing students in the Susitna Valley High School attendance area.  The funds granted may be used for any expenses involved in post-secondary education and will be disbursed to the student upon proof of enrollment. For more information about applying for one of these scholarships, please contact Kerry Walter: info [at] talkeetnachamber [dot] org
, or by visiting the  website, talkeetnachamber.org
 or by U.S. mail:  PO Box 334, Talkeetna, Alaska 99676. Applications and references must be received by 
5:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 18th.

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read when time allows–On Saturday, March 11th from 9AM to 1PM, Sunshine Community Health Center will host the Upper Su Health and Wellness Fair at Su Valley Jr Sr High School. There will be affordable blood draws for adults, and health screenings, education, and preventative care information for everyone. Local exhibitors will provide healthy living resources for our communities. Games, activities, and prizes are available for families, kids, and the young at heart, and a pancake breakfast with beverages will be served.

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air again later in week–All are welcome to a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to be held at the Upper Susitna Senior Center on Tuesday, March 7 from 5-7:30pm.  The dinner will include a full meal with dessert, live music, silent auction and more. All proceeds will help Talkeetna Elementary 4th and 5th grade students raise money for their culminating Project Ocean field trip with 5 days of coastal studies starting in Seward, down to Homer, and across Kachemak Bay! Reservations can be made by calling 733-9400 or walk ins will be accepted on the 1/2 hour.

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The Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce’s next board meeting will be Tuesday March 7th at 10:00am at the Talkeetna Roadhouse.
The Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce’s next general meeting will be Thursday March 9th at 11:45am at Mt. High Pizza Pie.  The guest speaker will be Michael Mason from First National Bank Alaska.

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(alternate these 2 messages in the winter)
Recycling of materials  is open at the Talkeetna Transfer Site from 1 to 5 on Tuesdays and from 11-3 on Saturdays.  If you can volunteer for a two hour shift on a  Saturday or Tuesday,  contact Cici at 355-8324, or go to the Facebook page Talkeetna Recycling Works.

Recycling is open at the transfer station on Tuesdays from 1-5 and Saturdays from 11-3.  When there is a temperature that is in the single digits or below, recycling may be closed for the safety of the volunteer on duty.  If it is very cold out, you may want to check with the transfer station to determine whether recycling is open or not.  Their number is 861-7614.  Talkeetna Recycling will try to post a closing on Facebook when possible.  They will do their best to stay open to serve the community.    If you are available to volunteer for a two hour shift, please contact Cici at 355-8324.

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Talkeetna Public Library’s winter program is called Winter Reading is Cool! Reading progress will be displayed on a “thermometer.”   For every book read, the temperature will go up. The goal is to raise the temperature from 39 below to 39 above, Talkeetna’s average temperature for March 17. Weekly and participation prizes will be awarded.  The program will end on the Library’s 44th Birthday, with a party on March 17th. Children, teens and adults are encouraged to take part in this fun program.  For more information, you may call the Talkeetna Library at 861-7645.  The Library is open Monday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm.

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The Friends of The Talkeetna Library would like to let everyone know it’s easy to have a wood book with your name on it on the donor wall at the library. There are donation forms online at www.friendsofthetalkeetnalibrary.org  or pick up the forms at the library.  New books will be added to the donor wall in the next month or so.  Any questions call the library 861-7645

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Here’s another benefit to KTNA membership… all KTNA members can  have their birthdays announced on the air with the KTNA calendar!   Anniversaries and additional family members’ birthdays can be included, too. If you are presently a sustaining member, please email your name and the month and day of your birthday to kara[at]ktna.org, or call the office at 733-1700 during regular office hours.

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 KTNA Classifieds

Be a volunteer news host at your community radio station! People who like to read aloud, are conscientious, and have basic computer skills make great KTNA local news hosts. After training, you’ll have an on-air commitment of about a half hour a week.  We have, or soon will have, openings for morning, midday, and evening news. No radio experience necessary. Stop by the station on Second Street, or call Deb at 733-1700 for more information.

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thru Mon–Local Talkeetna resident for 10 yrs looking for a rental starting April 1st. Would like 1 or 2 bedroom, private location. Long term would be ideal. Excellent local references. Please contact via text or voicemail: 1-408-506-5151.

thru Mon noon – Lost dog on LoveLee road area. Elderly golden retriever mix with orange collar. Please call Gretchen at 907 382-8264.

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Denali Echoes

KTNA provides Denali Echoes as a service to our listeners without regular phone service.

  • To send an echo, or to cancel an echo you’ve received, send an e-mail to info [at] ktna [dot] org or call 733-1200.
  • If leaving an echo on voicemail, please speak slowly and clearly. If there is a name, word or phrase which is very important or easily misunderstood, you should spell it.
  • Echoes are aired for two days, unless you leave other instructions.
  • On weekdays, echoes are aired three times: after morning news, at about 7:50, and following midday classifieds around 12:25 and evening classifieds at about 6:25.
  • On weekends, we’re back to two evenings for echoes, Saturdays and Sundays, at 6:25 pm.

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thru Thurs midday–To Big J at Life Lake:  Hope you enjoyed your breezy walk in. We enjoyed ours! From Kiana and Ice Man.

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thru Thurs midday–To Baby, Yank and Mug: Enjoy your last few day sledding. Be safe and see you soon. Jen & Den

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thru Thurs am–To Sierra:

Happy Birthday to you!  Seems like yesterday that you were in Mrs. Gunderson’s class. Happy 23rd. Love from Dad

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Thru Mon – TO: Don, Johnny, and Yanky

We hope you are all having a great time and we look forward to seeing you soon!

FROM: Jill and the gang

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