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Coming up on KTNA:

The Denali Report, produced by Phillip Manning at KTNA, is about mountaineering in the Alaska Range. It airs during local news three times a day on KTNA, every Friday.

Fri and Sat–The local NPS Ranger Station staff is producing a weekly segment for KTNA called “The News from the Ranger Station”. It airs on  Saturdays during evening announcements, and Thursdays at 12:30.

Fri and Sat—This week on The Moth Radio Hour: Beauty Queens, the LBJ Library, and Holdups, a special live edition of The Moth at The Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. A small town girl from Alabama attends charm school and gets ‘discovered’, a Texas romance is thwarted by religion, and a teenage hotel clerk comes of age–at gunpoint. The Moth Radio Hour is 7 pm Saturday on KTNA.

start Fri eve–A Memorial Day Special:  Dreams of the Fallen seeks to recognize and memorialize through music and poetry those who have protected our country–often at great sacrifice, from before its founding to the present. Dreams of the Fallen airs at 7 pm on Memorial Day.

start Sat–On Tuesday’s Talk of Alaska:  Alaskans love a challenge, and our educational system has plenty of them -with shrinking budgets, serious workforce deficits, and poor retention rates for teachers and students.  Join the statewide conversation with University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, on the  Tuesday morning at 10, on KTNA.

thru Fri noon–The Summer Lunch and backpack programs for kids up to 18 years old are started in Talkeetna and Trapper Creek this week. Lunch will be available in Trapper Creek at the Trapper Creek Public Library on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 and  at the Talkeetna Public Library on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00. Summer meal backpacks will be available throughout the day.
Lunch is also available at the Upper Susitna Food Pantry from 12:00 to 1:00 Wednesday through Friday.
The Ranger Program at the Talkeetna Historical Society Museum is daily at 1:00pm. All are welcome to join a NPS ranger around a scale model of Denali and surrounding peaks to learn about climbing, history, glaciers and more.

thru Friday–The Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Denali Arts Council and the support of many local businesses, proudly present Live at Five, a free family-friendly concert in the Talkeetna Park every Friday from 5 to 7 pm.  Tonight’s performing artist is Ukulele Russ.
Three Rivers Quaker Meeting will gather for a pot-luck brunch this Sunday, May 28th at 10:30 A.M. at the Gunderson home. The focus of the gathering will be Waging Peace, followed by silent worship. All are welcome. For directions or with questions you may call 733-2528.

All are welcome to an event to support your community daycare center and enjoy a day filled with live music and dancing. It’s the Sunshine Station Shakedown, featuring live music by many local musicians from around the state. There will also be a silent auction, face painting, beverages, hot dogs, and more, including a square dance featuring members of Bearfoot Bluegrass, Hog Heaven String Band and the Simpletones.
It’s all happening this Sunday, May 28th, from 1 to 5pm, in the Village Park, with a Square Dance beginning at 4pm. For more information contact 907 414-3940


There will be a Memorial Day ceremony at the Talkeetna Cemetery on Monday, May 29th, at 11am. There will be a potluck to follow at VFW Post 3836. All are welcome to attend.

Sunshine Transit will have regularly scheduled service on Saturday, May 27th. The Transit service  will be closed on Monday, May 29th.  Regular service will resume on Tuesday, May 30th.

SCHC wishes you a safe and thankful Memorial Day weekend!  The Talkeetna and Willow Sunshine Community Health Center locations will be open on Saturday, May 27th. Both offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th in remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. We will reopen in both locations on Tuesday, May 30th at 9:00am.  Please call 911 in the event of an emergency.

The Talkeetna Library will be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. The Library will reopen on Tuesday on its regular schedule, 11am to 6pm.

The KTNA office will be closed on Memorial Day.


To ensure a safe Memorial Day weekend, the Alaska state fire marshal’s office wants to remind you that before the barbecue begins, follow a few simple tips to ensure your grilling experience is a safe one. First, when lighting a grill, make sure you keep the top open. Never use matches or lighters to check for leaks. When using propane, always use or store the tank outdoors in an upright position, and keep away from high temperatures.

read if time allows–Burn permits are required for open burning of debris and the use of burn barrels in the Mat-Su Borough. You can pick up a general burn permit at your local fire station or at  You are required to follow the Safe Burning Requirements, and you are responsible for any fire you set or cause until it is ‘dead out.’ To check whether conditions allow burning, call the burn permit phone number:  907-761-6312.
Campfires and warming fires less than 3 feet x 3 feet do not need a general burn permit. Remember burn safely, have tools and water, and put the fire out before you leave.


thru Tues midday–Sign-up for the Summer Reading Program at the Talkeetna Library has begun.
 The theme this year is Building a Better World and they will have programs to hopefully do just that.
All ages are welcome to attend all or some of the programs, and adult assistance is encouraged.
The first program is on Thursday, May 25, beginning at 12:45, called Make the World More Beautiful.  Russ and Mark from Parks and Rec will be planting the gardens and boxes at the library with the help of all who wish to help…young and old, small and big.  Please wear work clothes and bring along gloves if you have them.
In collaboration with Sunshine Transit and the Upper Susitna Food Pantry, the Library will be offering lunch to all children up to 19 years old.  Food packs will also be distributed which will contain meals and snacks for a week.  This program also begins May 25, with service each Thursday from noon to 1.
If you have questions about the reading program, you may call the Library at 861-7645.
If you need transportation to the program, please call Sunshine Transit at 733-9279 to arrange for pick up.


read if time allows–It’s that time of year again! Time to work on your submission for the annual Moose on Parade auction for July 4th.  This year organizers are encouraging other animals OR birds, besides moose.  Find applications online at or at the Talkeetna Museum or from the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce.  They’d like your applications and submissions by mid June, and you should also plan to be in the Fourth of July parade. Your application can be mailed or dropped off at the Talkeetna Historical Society.  Questions? Ask someone from Denali Arts Council, the Historical Society or the Chamber.
Due to several attacks involving  loose dogs in the downtown Talkeetna area, The Mat-Su Borough Animal Shelter would like to remind everyone that there is a “leash law” in the borough. It is a $110 fine for failure to restrain your pet. Animal Care and Regulation staff encourages all pet owners to keep the town safe this summer by keeping an eye on their pets and leashing them.
read if time allows, thru May–The application period for the 2017 road lottery program at Denali National Park and Preserve is open. The road lottery takes place in September, allowing private vehicles on the park road.
The dates for this year’s road lottery are Sept. 15-19, with Sept. 16 designated as Military Appreciation Day. There is a non-refundable application fee. Winners of the lottery must then pay a permit fee to drive the park road. Road lottery entries can be made online at  until midnight on May 31.
Additional information about the road lottery, such as vehicle restrictions, pets, rules and regulations, is available online at the link on KTNA’s announcement page.

 Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking a diverse suite of voices for its Artist-in-Residence Program to share the park’s unique story through art, with an eye to the future. Artists-in-Residence applicants are asked to focus on the subjects of sustainability, recycling, re-purposing or climate change. Alaska Native artists and artists between the ages of 16 and 25 are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications will be accepted through an online process hosted by CaFÉ ( thru September 30th for residencies during the winter and summer of 2018.  For more information, you may go to the link on KTNA’s announcement page.


Fridays, and Mondays thru Tues noon:  Recycling of the usual 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.
read if time allows thru June 30th–The Susitna Community Council is now accepting applications for the FY2015 Community Revenue Sharing Program Grant.This year there is $20,200.00 available for non-profits operating in or providing benefit to the Susitna Community Council area. If you would like to apply, visit and download an application. Applications are due by June 30th at 5:00 PM.
read occasionally– thru October 13th–Talkeetna Community Council is now accepting applications for revenue sharing for FY16. The application is available on the TCC website for download at . Copies will be made available at the library for those who cannot download the application. The application period closes October 13th. Contact Christie Seay with questions at 315-1605.
read occasionally– thru October 13th–The Chase Community Council is now accepting applications for revenue sharing for FY16. The application is available on their website for download. Copies will also be available at the library. Application process closes on Oct 13.  Any questions 733-1251
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 a sustaining member, please email your name and the month and day of your birthday to kara[at], or call the office at 733-1700 during regular office hours.
 KTNA Classifieds

thru Tues eve-For sale: Standard double-opening French door with frame and hardware, double-pane windows, white exterior. New, never used. 495-6362.

thru Tues noon–Lost: A license plate, between Talkeetna and approximately mile 98 of the Parks Highway. If found, please call 315-8804.


thru Tues am–Found:  Large short-haired brown dog with white blaze, a neutered male, at mile 91 of the Parks Highway.  No collar. Call 907 268-9033 if he’s yours.


thru Sun–Found: Cell phone on the trail near the trestle bridge.  Call 315-4631 to describe and claim.


thru Tues eve – Blow out garage sale with lots of tools May 27-29th form 9am-5pm.  “X” marks the spot at mile 80.  495-6362

thru Tues eve – A new shared teacher for Talkeetna Elementary/Su Valley Jr/Sr High School is looking for housing for next school year. She prefers a 2 bedroom, anywhere along the spur or in town, with amenities, and that allows pets. Please email or call Lisa Shelby, 907-733-9402, or lisa [dot] shelby [at] matsuk12 [dot] us if you have a house for rent for next school year.

Are you retired, or work odd hours? Or, want to beef up your resume?   Host the local news at KTNA!  If you like to read, are detail-oriented, and have about a half hour to volunteer for morning, midday, or evening news one day a week, give KTNA a call. If you can’t be a regular news host, you can be a fill-in news host, and help out when you can. Call 733-1700, or email info [at] ktna [dot] org,
New contributors to KTNA’s weekly locally produced program, Susitna Writer’s Voice, are always welcome. Whether you write prose or poetry, fiction or non-fiction, it’s your voice on the radio, reading your written work. You can do it one time, or once a month, or whenever you have creativity to share with our listeners.   Interested? Call Deb at KTNA, 733-1700


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.


thru Mon eve- Dear Joe, Beth, and hosts.  Thinking of your while I sit her in Folsom Prison, crushing rocks. Hope your trip and adventures are fantastic. Hope for one more rainy, lawn fire picnic before you leave. Johnny.