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Coming up on KTNA:
thru Sunday midday– Animal Eyes will be here Sunday! Tune in Sunday afternoon to hear from Tyler Langham and Tyler Figley, home-grown members of the band Animal Eyes, from Portland. Sandy Shoulders hosts a special show, live from the KTNA studio on Sunday from 12:30 to 2 pm.
thru Mon noon–This week on Writer’s Voice: StarDate Susitna, the Autumnal Equinox edition. Kathleen Fleming, one of our most experienced writers-for-radio, is back this week for an informative and entertaining program on the activities of the Earth, moon, and visible planets and stars, from a Susitna Valley perspective. Writer’s Voice airs during the Sunday 6 pm announcements, and on Mondays at 12:35. You can also hear Writer’s Voice on our website, ktna.org.
thru Sun–KTNA staff and listeners bid farewell-for-the season to David Boyce, host of This Side of the River, on Wednesday evenings, and Patrick Herlehy (HER-leh-hee), summer host of Rockin’ the Airwaves, on Thursday nights. Thank you so much for the music, David and Patrick!
Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting is an open meeting and will be meeting Tuesday the 7th of October at The Roadhouse at 9:00am.
start Sun 9-21–On the next Talk of Alaska: The level of spending by Alaska’s state government cannot be sustained. In the coming years as reserves are spent down, what are the choices that will have to be made? And when will they have to be made? Early next month, there will be a public forum to try to get some clarity about the state’s fiscal future. We’ll get a preview, and hear what Alaskans have to say about the fiscal future of their state on the next “Talk of Alaska,” from APRN, Tuesday morning at ten o’clock, on KTNA.
thru Fri–Here’s what’s happening in the Talkeetna Community Schools program:
First thing on the schedule is a Free Friday Night Movie. Here’s the hint: this is the first full-length animated feature film using these popular, brightly colored plastic building bricks designed in Denmark, plus a variety of average and super-hero mini-figures. Showtime is 7:00-8:45, doors open 15 minutes early. It’s rated PG, well-behaved children may attend without a parent, popcorn can be purchased, and water is the only drink allowed in the gym. Questions? 733-9431
Community Schools is back for another school year. There are hopes to have a great list of activities to offer this semester, with your help. If you would like to teach a class or suggest an activity, please leave a message at 733-9431.
thru Fri–On Friday night September 19th, there will be a screening of “Crafting A Nation” a feature length documentary about how the American craft brewers are rebuilding the economy one beer at a time, the film will be at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar at 9:30pm. This film is a kick off to the annual Talkeetna Brewfest. For more information, visit www.denaliartscouncil.org
thru Sat–The first Crafturday of the season happens this Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. til 5 p.m., back in its original location on Birch Creek Blvd in the former Old Tyme Saloon/Whole Wheat Radio building, now known as The Grove. Look for the log building on the right just 1/2 mile down Birch Creek Boulevard from the Talkeetna Spur Road. Enjoy a whole day of craftiness and conversation or drop by for a couple hours. Bring a crafty project, a donation for use of space, and something for the potluck lunch. Any questions call Holly at 733-3306.
All pre-school, elementary, middle and high school runners are invited to the Su Valley Cross Country Invite on Saturday, September 20th at Susitna Valley Jr/Sr High School. The races start at 10 am with pre-schoolers and kindergarteners, followed at ten or twenty minute intervals with races for grades of older kids. High school races begin at 12:15. All elementary runners will receive a participation ribbon and a prize as they finish the race. This is a free event, but please arrive 20 minutes before the race to register. Please contact Lisa Drumm at lisa [dot] drumm [at] matsuk12 [dot] us or 733-9336 if you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer. All are welcome to come on out and support your local runners!
thru Sat–There will be a fundraiser for Ears for Kimberlyn this coming Saturday, Sept. 20, at the park in Talkeetna from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. There will be a la carte hot dogs, chips, sweet tea, soda, and maybe some extras. Money raised goes to the cosmetic reconstruction of Kimberlyn’s ears.
thru Sat–It’s Talkeetna Brewfest time! Come sample a wide variety of craft beers this Saturday, September 20th from 2 to 6pm at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar. More than a dozen different Alaska breweries will be represented. The event helps raise funds for Northern Susitna Institute. To purchase tickets, visit www.denaliartscouncil.org. Must be 21 with a valid ID to attend.
thru Sun midday–Denali Arts Council’s Music Academy is offering a beginning string instrument workshop on Sunday, September 21st at 4PM. If you have ever wanted to play violin, viola, cello, or bass this is your opportunity to meet the instruments and try them all out. If you are over the age of 5 and want to follow through with “Someday I want to learn to play an instrument…”, now is your chance!
Call Sandy Shoulders at 355-3052 to register. This is a free opportunity! Parent/child combinations are encouraged!
Now is the time for all Talkeetna Bachelors to join the Society, or re-new their membership. Your membership must be current to participate in this year’s Talkeetna Bachelor Auction & Ball. Bachelors are invited to a Membership Pizza Party, at Mountain High, on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00pm. You can sign up, fill out your questionnaire, have your photo taken for the Male Order Catalog, and enjoy refreshments.
There will be a community meeting for planning Talkeetna’s centennial in 2016, that will be held on Thursday September 25th at 6:30 at Talkeetna Public Library. All are welcome to join the Talkeetna Historical Society in helping plan this year in history. Have a voice in what is planned for the year! For more information, call 733-2487.
On Wednesday, October 15th, Sunshine Community Health Center will be CLOSED for All Staff Day training. The clinics will RE-OPEN on Thursday, October 16th. If you have an emergency during this time, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency facility. If you have a prescription that may need to be filled during this closure, please call it in the prior week, as it takes three business days to complete the refill. We appreciate your support and apologize for the inconvenience.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Service Officer Gerry Glover will be in Talkeetna at VFW Post 3836 on Friday September 26th, from 4 to 8 pm. Gerry will be available to answer questions about VA entitlements and provide free assistance in filling out application forms. VFW membership is not a requirement for these services. For more information, you may call 888-353-7574, ext. 4801, or email gerry [dot] glover [at] va [dot] gov
air again–The Anchorage Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit will be providing two presentations in the area:
First is a presentation for parents, with a discussion about internet safety and cyber-bullying and how it affects our youth. Parents can learn how to navigate their children’s devices for dangers, and how to teach them to be safe. All parents are welcome. This is an adult-only event and childcare will be provided on site. For questions you may contact Dottie Leonard at 733-9304. lt’s at Su Valley High School on Tuesday September 23rd from 6 to 7:30 pm.
The following day, home school kids are welcome to a presentation on how to navigate the internet safely. Kids will be given age-appropriate tools on how to protect themselves and stay safe on the internet. Youth will be divided into two groups, ages K-4th grade, and 5th grade through high school, for the presentation. It’s Wednesday September 24th at Montana Creek Baptist Church, Mile 98.5 Parks Highway, from 4-5:30pm.
thru Fri noon–Information on Veteran benefits and services in the Talkeetna / Sunshine area: Services include PTSD treatment for combat veterans, VA claims assistance, VA health care enrollment, education and employment assistance. Attendance is open to veterans of all branches and eras including Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve components, and dependents and survivors. The Talkeetna Sunshine Clinic is hosting representatives from the Veterans’ Administration on Friday, September 19th from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information you may contact Randy Reamer, Outreach Coordinator: 376-4318, or randy [dot] reamer [at] va [dot] gov. For immediate assistance, you may call 877 WAR-VETS to get linked with a fellow Veteran who can assist you.
air again–Vendors wanted for the Third Annual Susitna Valley High Early Bird Holiday Craft Bazaar to be held Saturday October 18th from 10 am to 5 pm at Susitna Valley High School, Mile 99 on the Parks Hwy. Deadline to register for booth space is Oct. 3rd. Limited quantities of chairs and tables also available for rental. You may email: svptsa [at] gmail [dot] com for application or call Marie Richter at 355-8550 or April Moore at 841-4687.
air again–An authentic Filipino dinner will take place on Friday, September 26th at Susitna Valley High School from 5:30 to 8:00 pm, featuring homemade egg rolls, pancit (pun-sit), siopao (see-oh-pow) and and chicken afritada. Call 733-9300 for reservations. This dinner is a fundraiser for students going to Europe.
Live music in the KTNA listening area:
At the Fairview Inn: Tonight: Friday: The One Take Band starts at 9pm. Saturday, it’s Hot Dish starting at 10pm. Sunday 21st: Animal Eyes: The home-grown Talkeetna band now based out of Portland plays at 9 pm.
Sunday at 5: The One Take Band will be playing at the 3rd Annual Benka Lake Bash, hosted by Todd Basilone at his home on the lake. There will be free taxi available for rides.
Sunshine Clinic has been awarded a grant through the State of Alaska to participate in the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey. This survey was designed by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality and is an independent and confidential survey. If you receive a letter or phone call in regards to the survey and feel you have the time to participate, clinic staff would like to extend their gratitude in advance for your feedback.
The following changes have occurred to the Sunshine Transit Schedule:
The Talkeetna Spur route will operate from 7:00 am -6:00 pm Monday thru Friday and from 10:20 am-6:00 pm on Saturday only. (No Sunday service). A stop at the Roadhouse will be added for all downtown runs.
The round-trip Wasilla run has been expanded to Mondays & Thursdays. You must call ahead to reserve your seat 48 hours in advance. They must have a minimum of at least 3 riders or the run will be cancelled.
The Trapper Creek Tuesdays on-demand service from Mile 85 to Mile 115 Parks Hwy will remain the same. It operates 9am -5pm.
The Willow Wednesdays on-demand service from Mile 57 to Mile 88 Parks Hwy will remain the same. It operates 9am -5pm.
It is widely understood that Alzheimer’s disease is one type of progressive dementia, but what are the “related dementias?” What makes them different, and in what ways are thy alike? An upcoming class called “The Dementias: Knowing the Difference Can Make the Difference” includes a detailed discussion of the six most commonly identified dementias. Melinda Gurney of Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska will come up to the Talkeetna Sunshine Clinic to lead this no-cost class. The class will be September 30th from 1-2:30pm. Please call to get your name on the attending list, space is limited. Contact Anna Jolley RN, 733-9208, and leave a message with your name and contact number. Melinda is also available for individual and family consults on dementia related issues: 746-3416.
thru Fri am–The Talkeetna Community Free Box is closed indefinitely. No more donations will be accepted. Anything left will be considered dumped.
There has been human / black bear conflict in the Talkeetna area this summer, and many sightings of various brown bears. The Bear Necessities Coalition reminds residents and visitors to be bear aware, and take care not to leave anything that could be an attractant where bears could get it. Do what you can, (safely!) to scare bears away if they come around your home. Bears that become comfortable around humans can be dangerous.
check DNR website–There are currently no suspensions of burn permits. Follow the safe burning guidelines on your permit, and remember that weather conditions can change quickly. A link to the Department of Natural Resources burn permit page is at ktna.org in announcements. http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn/index.cfm?fuseaction=permits.doShowAreaSpecificInfo&firearea=M
Chase Community Council revenue sharing applications are available at the Talkeetna Library or on their website. That address is on KTNA’s announcement page. Applications are due October 15th. sites.goggle.com/sites/chasecommunitynews . Call 733-1251 if you have questions
air occasionally–Talkeetna Community Council Revenue Sharing applications are available on bulletin boards at the Post Office and the Talkeetna Library for projects that benefit the Talkeetna community. Electronic versions of the application are available on the Talkeetna Community Council’s website at tkacouncil.org, and applicants are encouraged to submit their projects electronically if possible. Applications are due by October 15th. Questions may be addressed to the chair of the Revenue Sharing Committee Robert Gerlach at 733-2612.
Do you write? Maybe a deadline would help! KTNA invites all local writers to contribute to a new weekly program, Writer’s Voice. We record five to ten minutes of your fiction or non-fiction work, prose or poetry, in your voice. The program is produced at KTNA, and published on our website. If you’re interested, call Deborah Brocke at 733-1700, for more information, or email deb [at] ktna [dot] org.
To get your classified notice on the air, send an e-mail to info [at] ktna [dot] org or call 733-1700 weekdays, 733-1200 voice-mail on weekends.
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.
I have a large platform scale and 4 drawer file cabinet free to a good home. These items are located at AMS at the end of 3rd street. Please call 733-1016 for more information.
thru Mon noon Yard sale Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 1 til 5pm at 22120 Easy Street in Talkeetna. Lincoln Welder 225, 1958 backhoe, vintage Sea Doo watercraft, sand blaster and much more.
Looking for a pellet gun. Please call 733 1844 or 841 1301
The Talkeetna Roadhouse has a couple part time openings for winter work in housekeeping and baking. If interested please contact Trisha at the Roadhouse by dropping in or by email at trisha[at]talkeetnaroadhouse.com
Looking for used chainsaws to use as teaching aids for a Wilderness Living trainging program. 733 1844 or 841 1301
Multiple rooms for rent for the winter at the Talkeetna Hostel. Call Dave at 907 535-4679.
For Sale: A new small Heater Buddy with tip switch and low-oxygen shut off, and a large 2-panel Heater Buddy with tip switch, low-oxygen shut-off, and three levels of heat: 4,000, 9,000, and 18,000 BTUs. Willing to barter. Also, some Eisenhower silver dollars, from 1971 to 1978. Call 280-9188.
Small house for rent in downtown Talkeetna beginning Oct. 1. The house has an oil fired Monitor heater, running water, washer and dryer. Call 733-2111.
Talkeetna Elementary is looking to fill a School Monitor position and a teaching assistant position. Please apply online at www.matsuk12.us. Click on employment opportunities in the site shortcuts section. If you need assistance please call the school at 907-733-9400.
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To Mike at Indian River: The Railroad called at 4 pm to say that the Tundra truck broke down and they weren’t able to deliver supplies today. They don’t know when they’ll be able to do it. See you Saturday. Love, Celeste.
To Steve-O: There is an Overhead Door job for you at the brewery. Dan will be out Saturday afternoon to pick up you and Kuma.
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.