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.


Coming up on KTNA:

Tues–On Alaska News Nightly:  A Democratic lawmaker wants to ban partisan ads from the state-sponsored voter guide. Also, An orphaned bear cub found in Eagle is now at the Alaska Zoo temporarily while the state works to find the animal a permanent home. Those stories and more coming up at 6:30.

 Listen to the story of Black Beauty, read by Cari Sayre, this evening Tuesday at 7 pm on KTNA’s Classics for Kids program.

This week on Su Valley Voice, host Phillip Manning will be joined by Borough Assembly Member Vern Halter.  Halter represents District 7, which includes the Upper Valley.  They will be discussing recent borough legislation and issues facing the borough.  They will also take calls.  Su-Valley Voice airs live at 10:00 am Wednesday morning and repeats at 7:00 pm.

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Susitna Valley High School presents William Shakespeare’s comedy, Twelfth Night, this evening Tuesday, November 25, and Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00 P.M. at the high school.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.  For more information, call the school at 733-9300.


Here’s what’s happening in the Talkeetna Community Schools program:
This is a short week since there is no school and no community schools activities on Thursday or Friday.
Teen/Adult Basketball is Wednesday, 7-9 pm.
Family Gym Night on Tuesday has been canceled.
Kathleen is accepting registrations for the Friday After-School Basketball program which begins on December 5th.  It is open to 3th-6th graders and their parents; boys and girls, home-schoolers welcome.
And brand new on the schedule is a one-night class with Wendy Battino called “Harmony for the Holidaze”, about tapping into your inner harmony to reduce the stress so common this time of year.  That will be on Thursday December 4th, 7-9 pm.
For more information or to sign-up for an activity, call 733-9431.


Talkeetna Assembly of God is hosting a community Thanksgiving service Wednesday, November 26th at 6pm at mile 7.4 Talkeetna Spur Road. Everyone is welcome.


Talkeetna Bachelors:  This Wednesday night (11/26) the Bachelor Society Meeting will take place at Todd Basilone’s house INSTEAD of the Latitude.The meeting time is still 7:00pm.  Guys are needed to work on building the float for the Festival of Lights Parade and Todd has a covered area to do that in. For directions to his house, you may call  841-7537.


Holiday hours changes:

Sunshine Community Health Center clinics in Talkeetna and Willow will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th. On Saturday, November 29th, only the Talkeetna Clinic will re-open from 9 a.m.-5 pm. BOTH clinics will be open Monday December 1st at their regular time. If you need emergency assistance, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency facility.

The Talkeetna Public Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 27th and 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The library will be open on Saturday, November 29th.  Books may be returned through the bookdrop, but please do not return video or audio materials through the bookdrop.

In honor of Thanksgiving, the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station will close at noon on Wednesday, November 26 and will re-open at 8:00 am on Monday, December 1.

The Historical Society Museum  will be closed Friday, but open as always on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday hours are extended to 10:00 to 4 pm and Sunday 11 to 4 pm. Museum admission is always free to Historical Society members.

The KTNA office will be closed Thursday and Friday. There will be no local news or announcements on Thanksgiving day.  If you would like something aired when the office is closed, please call it in to 733-1200.


Denali Arts Council events:

start again Thurs–With the Freebox currently “Out of Order”,  the Talkeetna Traveling Closet brings monthly clothing events around the Talkeetna area. The Talkeetna Traveling Closet November event is for Ladies ONLY!  Join your lady friends at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar on Saturday November 29 with clothing to “swap” and food to share. Clothes should be dropped off for sorting between 5 and 6:30pm that day, and the swap / potlatch will  take place from 7 to 9pm. For more information on how this works, contact LouAnne at 733-3383 or Holli at 733-7929.

Calling All Quilters:   This December the Denali Arts Council will kick off the 4th annual quilt show. Quilts and wall hangings of all types are welcome. The work will be on display starting on the Second Saturday Art Show & Reception and will stay up during the months of December & January. Details and a registration form are available at  or call the office at 733-7929.

Talkeetna Jeopardy has been postponed from November to January, so you have plenty of time to get your teams together!


Talkeetna Elementary is holding a Scholastic Book Fair in the school library on December 5th & 8th from 8:30-4 and on Saturday, Dec 6th from 11am-5pm.

On Saturday, the Talkeetna Elementary is hosting three events from 11am-5pm: The PTA Handmade Holiday Bazaar, the 5th and 6th grade sponsored silent auction which raises funds for the Project Earth and Project Ocean educational  field trips, and the Scholastic Book Fair held in the school library. There will be homemade curries and soups for sale provided by the Talkeetna Elementary PTA.   All are welcome for music, food, gifts and fun from 11am-5pm on Saturday the 6th

on and off–Do you need a little help this Christmas? Local churches are looking to help families buy Christmas presents for their children. How much they can provide depends upon the number of families that respond. If you would like help with Christmas gifts for your children, please contact the program coordinator, Renamary Rauchenstein at 733-2424. They need to hear from you by December 10th at the latest.


start 12/4–On Tuesday Dec. 9th – Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting will be held at The Talkeena Roadhouse at 9:00am.  All are welcome.

start Sunday 12/7– On Thursday Dec. 11th, the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce General Meeting is hosting its annual Christmas Party.   Bring a snack and a white elephant gift under $20. The  guest speaker will be Casey Russler from Mat-Su Convention and Visitors Bureau. He will be talking to about the summer tourism numbers from 2014, and share what the 2015 season is shaping up to be.  The Christmas Party is Thursday December 11th at the Susitna River Lodge at 6:30pm.


The ServSafe Certified Food Protection Managers exam will be held in Trapper Creek the end of November and in Willow on December 8.  The 8 hour class is not being held prior to the exam. If you need to only take the ServSafe exam call Kristie at 982-3330.


The Talkeetna Community Council has the final water and sewer assessment report. Interested  community members can pick up a CD containing the report at the Library.



KTNA Classifieds


KTNA has opportunities for weekly music show hosts Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, and Friday night from 9 to 11. We’re also looking for a host for our jazz show one or two nights a month. If you’d like to share your knowledge of music, here’s your chance. No radio experience necessary. For more information on how to get started, call Deb at 733-1700.


For rent:  House with full kitchen, bath and laundry for rent near Talkeetna on Love-Lee Lane. 355-4733


thru Mon midday–For Rent:  1 bedroom house on Christianson Lake. Has: electricity, running water, washer/dryer, refrigerator, microwave, etc.
Please call 733-6660 to learn more.


thru Mon am–For rent: One bedroom apartment, heat included in rent, at the Sunshine Senior Village, next to the Upper Susitna Senior Center on Helena Drive, in Sunshine. For more information, call 733-2369 or 733 6789.


 save–For sale or trade: Heater Buddys, new, with low oxygen tip switch. Smaller one is 4,000 or 9,000 BTUs, larger one has settings for 4,000, 9,000, and 18,000 BTUs. Also,  older 100 pound propane bottle. Will trade for 40 or 50 pound bottle. 280-9188.


KTNA welcomes….you, perhaps? as a new host for a classical music show, to air once a week. Or, maybe you’d like to host a jazz show,  joining our other rotating hosts for one or two hours a month, with your kind of jazz. Other musical options available, too. To find out more, call Deb at the station: 733-1700.


Denali Echoes

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

[Newsreaders: Read one or two bullet points] * 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 Sundays, you can hear echoes twice, at 12:25 in the afternoon and 6:25 in the evening. There are no echoes on Saturday.


thru Thurs midday–To Celeste and Mike:  We plan to send the Tundra on Saturday the 29th. From Cody with the Alaska Railroad.




To all Denali Echoes users: Please remember that any messages left by e-mail after office hours, like on the weekend, won’t be received by staff until mid-morning Monday. If you would like to get your echo on the air on Sunday, please leave it on voicemail at 733-1200. From KTNA staff.





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