Today’s Announcements

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 Coming up on KTNA:

thru Sun midday–KTNA may be off the air for brief periods thru Sunday, as we do maintenance at the transmitter site in Trapper Creek.

Thurs–On Alaska News Nightly—The United States is preparing to take over as chair of the Arctic Council tomorrow. In the series “The Blind Spot”  two young women are profiled who are trying to recover from their meth addiction. Those stories and more coming up at 6:30.

Thurs–This evening: A program called “The Hospital Always Wins”, from a series called State of the RE:Union. Back in 2004, State of the RE:Union staff producer Laura Starecheski visited a state mental hospital in Queens, New York, called Creedmoor. There, she stumbled onto a mystery that would take almost ten years to unravel. This is the story of an artist stuck in the catch-22 of a lifetime. It airs at 7 o’clock. City Arts and Lectures will be back next week.

thru Mon noon–On Writer’s Voice this week: Performance poet Ellen Thea reads her award-winning poem, Cooking Lesson, and a poem titled Full Moon Dance. Writer’s Voice airs Sundays during the six o’clock announcements, and Mondays at 12:30. You can hear past Writer’s Voice programs, by many different area writers, at www.ktna.org.  New contributors are always welcome.

 Start Sunday–On Talk of Alaska:  Juvenile crime in Anchorage is down, but crimes involving drugs and alcohol is not. Many who work in the juvenile justice system say we’re not catching young people who are getting into trouble soon enough. A new series examines what services are available, how youth are getting help and how they’re helping themselves. Reporters Zachariah Hughes and Anne Hillman are the guests on the next “Talk of Alaska.” Tuesday morning at ten o’clock.

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Thurs–The regular quarterly meeting of the Chase Community Council  will be held today Thursday April 23rd at 6:30, in the gravel pit at Alaska Railroad milepost 232. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

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Just a reminder:  The Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce scholarships for graduating seniors and continuing education students are due this Saturday, April 25.  Applications must be postmarked by 3pm. Application instructions are available online at talkeetnachamber.org, at the post office and library in Talkeetna, at Cubby’s and at the Su Valley High guidance office. For more information, you may call or text Geri at 223-3198 or leave a message at 733-3365.

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Here’s what’s happening in the Talkeetna Community Schools program:
(read Friday only) Tonight: Isaac will share “Tips for Smartphone Users” 6-8pm. There is no charge for this class. Also, the Free Friday Night movie tonight is a Fantasy/Musical/Adventure rated PG, showtime is 7-9.
Mary Ostermick will teach a “Pasta Making” class on Monday evening, 6-9pm, you do not need to own a pasta machine to participate. Class size is limited, call Kathleen to see if there’s still room in the class.
Also, Billy FitzGerald will teach a one-night class “Introduction to Birding” on Thursday the 30th, 7-9 pm. Learn to identify year-round residents and the migrant birds starting to move through our area right now.
For more information or to sign up for a class call 733-9431.

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It’s Kindergarten round-up time!  All students and their parents planning to join the kindergarten team in the fall are asked to attend on Friday morning, April 24th,  from 10:30 to 11:15. If you and your child are unable to come, please call the school to get your name on the prospective student list: 733-9400.

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The upcoming Earth Day Celebration and Recyclables Drop Off is Saturday April 25th from 11am -3 pm at Northern Susitna Institute. Earth-friendly products including strawberry starts, books, and art will be available for purchase. Other attractions are a live bird demo, bike tune-ups, making birch spinning tops, fun games, food and drink, including a variety of crock pots, Jumbolya, tofu vegi curry, and more.  The funds raised will go towards the recyclable container that will be located at the Talkeetna Transfer Site.

Aramark will be hauling recyclables to Fairbanks once again this year. A local business will be collecting glass, but please don’t bring large amounts of glass!  The following is a list of recyclables you can bring to this one-day event:  paper, plastic numbers 1-9, aluminum cans, glass, cardboard, ink cartridges, tin cans. For more information, or to volunteer,  contact Kelly at 232-2372.
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The Grove is hosting a potluck dinner at 6 pm and a movie at 7 pm for the evening Earth Day Celebration. The film at the Grove showcases the eco-benefits and regenerative abilities of the world of permaculture.  Permaculture is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, the film provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes. You may call Graham for details at 414-9128. The Grove is located 1/4 mile down Birch Creek Blvd.

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Trapper Creek Community Enrichment is offering the following activities this weekend:

·         Friday, April 24 – Family Open Gym from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. This is a fun gym time for all ages.
·         Saturday, April 25 –There will be an indoor yard sale at the Trapper Creek Elementary School from 10-4.  They have ten vendors so far. Tables are still available. This is a great way to recycle items you are no longer using and find new items you might need! Call Jenna Rich at 841-6765 or Juliah DeLoach at 941-9678 to reserve a table.

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Live music in the KTNA listening area:

At the Fairview Inn:  Thurs 23rd: Harm (folk hip-hop infusion), Friday:  Ukulele Russ, Saturday:  The Bone Shakers

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start 4-23:  All are welcome to join the Alaskans First Campaign and Cook Inletkeeper for the local premiere of “Chuitna” (Chew-IT-nah) on Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00 pm at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar. This documentary chronicles the journey of conservation-minded fly fishermen on a trip to fish and protect Alaska’s pristine salmon-rich Chuitna Watershed from the impacts of the proposed Chuitna Coal mine. Snacks and drinks will be provided before the show. Admission is free! For more information you may visit savethechuitna.org.

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The Talkeetna Public Library will be closed Tuesday, April 28th for Mat-Su Library Network Training Day.  The library will reopen on Wednesday, April 29th at 11 am.

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It is that time of year again.  The bears are out of hibernation, and community cooperation can keep them going down a wild path. The Bear Necessities Coalition encourages everyone to take all garbage and other bear attractants to the transfer station.  Do not store garbage in vehicles.  Take down bird feeders and clean up the residue, and put all pet food, coolers and freezers in your house or a secure shed. If your business has a  dumpster, please make sure it is locked. The Bear Necessities Coalition is a Talkeetna grassroots organization.

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start 4-27  Cook Inletkeeper is celebrating its 20th anniversary! All are welcome to the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar on May 2nd at 8pm to celebrate clean water and healthy salmon! There will be beer, wine, and snacks.  Music is provided by Kayti and the Alter Boys.  Admission is free.

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start 4-23:  All are welcome to join the Alaskans First Campaign and Cook Inletkeeper for the local premiere of “Chuitna” (Chew-IT-nah) on Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00 pm at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar. This documentary chronicles the journey of conservation-minded fly fishermen on a trip to fish and protect Alaska’s pristine salmon-rich Chuitna Watershed from the impacts of the proposed Chuitna Coal mine. Snacks and drinks will be provided before the show. Admission is free! For more information you may visit savethechuitna.org.

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start Sunday 5-3 Talkeetna Assembly of God Church is participating in the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 7th, from noon to 1 pm. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at mile 7.4 Talkeetna Spur Road.

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thru Mon–The annual Talkeetna / Trapper Creek 24-hour Birdathon will start Friday May 1st, 6 pm.  All are welcome to participate, stay tuned for more details.

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The next Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce board meeting will be on May 12th at 9:00am, hosted by The Talkeetna Roadhouse. All are welcome to come.

The Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce next General Meeting will be on May 14th at (6:30pm) social and hosted by the Upper Susitna Senior Center.  This meeting is the final meeting of the year and is the One Minute Sound Off, where each business member has 1 minute to share the nature of their business, their goals, and successes.

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Alaska Mountaineering School is currently accepting scholarship applications for their 6-day and 12-day Mountaineering Courses within Denali National Park.  The scholarship program is intended to assist local area residents interested in learning mountaineering skills in the Alaska Range and who, without financial assistance, would be unable to do so. For more information or to apply, please call 733-1016, email: info [at] climbalaska [dot] org, or you can visit the main AMS office located downtown at the end of Third Street.

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thru Wed am–April’s art show at Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe is entitled Little Worlds and features photography by Heather Leba and Mark Westman. Heather’s macro nature photography and Mark’s Alaska alpine photography will be on display until early May.

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The Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce announces its annual scholarship application is now available. The funds are raised by contributions from Chamber members, local businesses and individuals, and a variety of fundraisers.This scholarship is open to graduating students and continuing students in the Susitna Valley High School attendance area, including home-schoolers and returning students.  The awards may be used for any expense incurred in post secondary education. Applications for this year’s scholarships are available at Susitna Valley High School, at post offices and libraries, on the web at talkeetnachamber.org or by calling Geri at 223-3198. Applications must be received no later than 3pm on April 25th.

Past recipients have used their awards to attend college, buy books, study welding and attend beautician school.  Elementary school swim class students have also benefited from the Chamber’s fund raising efforts.  EMT’s have received funds to help cover child care and some meals so they can attend upper level EMT classes.

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if time allows--New  signs of spring: One greater white-fronted goose, one male bufflehead.

A pair of northern pintails, and flocks of Canada geese

A northern harrier in Trapper Creek, Ruby-crowned kinglets singing, and an American kestrel

Barrow’s goldeneye ducks, rusty blackbirds, and a kingfisher. Big white gulls above the Susitna River, A varied thrush was heard singing at Fish Lake outlet, Common goldeneye ducks, and early singing robins,  Snow buntings have been sighted at Birch Creek Ranch, a swan was seen March 1st at Fish Lake outlet, common mergansers were seen there this week.

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when time allows–The Talkeetna Recycling Committee of The Talkeetna Community Council, Inc is accepting donations at the Mat-Su Valley Credit Union at the Y. All funds will go towards the recyclables containers that will be at the Talkeetna Transfer Site. The Committee thanks you for your support of this community effort.

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when time allows–Alaska Business Week (ABW) is a one-week summer program for high school students sponsored by Alaska Chamber.  Alaska Business Week teaches the basic principles of private sector business to Alaskan high school students on the Alaska Pacific University campus. Participants live on campus, where they grow as leaders, mentored by Alaska’s business elite. The dates are July 18th through July 25th. Students earn two college credits from UAF. Some scholarships are available based on demonstrated financial need.  To register, or for more information, visit the Alaska Chamber website or call 907-278-2744

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KTNA Classifieds

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Local family with dog team looking for donations of meat. 232-1435.

 

thru Mon noon–Firewood for sale, leftover, don’t need it. It’s split and dry, cured two years, will deliver to Y area or Talkeetna. Call or text Kirk 907 232-3951.

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thru Fri noon–Denali Arts Council has an opening for a “Live at 5″ sound coordinator.  This person will be responsible for setting up and operating sound equipment during each Friday night concert throughout the summer. Please send a resume and letter of interest to:  Denali Arts Council PO Box 404 Talkeetna, AK 99676,  or call 733-7929 for more information.

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thru Sun midday–For sale:  Cremona violin with bow, hard shell case, rosin, spare set of strings, and instruction CD.   Call 733-7766 or 355-5524.

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Denali Echoes

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thru Sun midday–To Mershawn:  You need to bring your stuff in to be repaired! I’m leaving Monday. Can’t reach you by phone. From Julie 232-8473

 

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