Today’s Announcements

To get your announcement on the air, send an e-mail via ktna.org or call 733-1700 during office hours, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. You can view all announcements, classifieds, and Denali echoes from our website.

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Coming up on KTNA:

thru Mon noon, edit Mon am–This week on Writer’s Voice: Robin Song updates the story of the wounded Northern Goshawk rescued by Trigger Twigg, and she tells of some memorable time spent with our big, white, impressive early migrants, the Trumpeter Swans. Writer’s Voice airs Sunday during the six o’clock announcements, and Monday at 12:30.

Taking phone calls from all over the largest congressional district in the nation can be a challenge, but it also makes for quite a radio show. Alaska Congressman Don Young is back in his district for the spring recess, and ready to talk with you on the next “Talk of Alaska,” Tuesday morning at ten o’clock.

Mountaineering season is rapidly approaching, which means revenue for some local businesses.  What about the business of caring for the mountain itself, though?  This week’s guests on Susitna Valley Voice will be John Leonard and Roger Robinson of the National Park Service, discussing all things Denali.  Susitna Valley Voice airs live at 10:00 am on Wednesday.

KTNA’s Spring One Day Membership Drive is coming up this coming Thursday, April 24.  You may pledge early at www.ktna.org.  Stay tuned to hear your friends and neighbors live on the radio plus a special one hour music show with Kayti and Ben Heller.

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Trapper Creek Community Enrichment is offering the following events at Trapper Creek Elementary School:

  •    Adult Open Gym: Thursday nights  through May 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Gym options include ping pong, badminton, basketball, gym walking, and a 45 minute workout- bring your own hand weights.
  •   Friday night Family Open Gym on April 18th and 25th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

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Here’s what’s happening in the Talkeetna Community Schools program:

There will be a 1-night class about the various legal documents you may want to have in place prior to any number of life changing events.  “The Seven Threats to Your Estate” is a 2-hour class taught by an attorney from Anchorage on Monday, April 21st, 6:30-8:30.  Pre-class sign-up is recommended.
Other upcoming classes include “Greenhouses and Root Cellars” on the 23rd, and “Spring Floral Design” on the 29th.
For more info or to sign up call Kathleen at 733-9431.

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Sunshine Community Health Center will have an informational booth at the Alaska Health Fair being held in the Talkeetna/Sunshine area, on April 25th from 8am-12pm at the Senior Center. There will be a limited number of no-cost blood work and screenings available at the Talkeetna location on a first-come, first-served basis. There will also be low cost screenings and blood work available at both locations. Clinic staff will be there with health information and advice, and there will be door prizes.

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Upcoming events at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar:

Applications for the 9th annual Moose on Parade are now available on the Denali Arts Council website and at the Talkeetna Historical Museum.  For information on how to get involved, contact Geri Denkewalter at 733-3365.

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The Upper Susitna Seniors are looking for volunteers to help with transplanting and other greenhouse chores at Birch Creek Ranch. The results of your labor are donated to the Upper Susitna Senior Center for their plant sale the first Saturday in June. If you can help out, you may call Leilani at 733-1090, or Meryl at 733-4145.

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The Free Box  provides donated clothing, toys, and household items free to anyone who stops by to “shop”. Volunteers who staff it are hoping to keep it open seven days a week through spring, summer, and fall… maybe with YOUR help? If you’d like to volunteer at the Free Box, call Nancy at 414-2022. The Free Box is located next to NSI, in Talkeetna.

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Talkeetna Elementary School’s Spring Concert will be Tuesday, April 22nd, at 6:30PM in the school gym. The public is invited!

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Su Valley Jr/Sr High School and Sunshine Community Health Center are providing an opportunity for students to have sports physicals completed at Su Valley during the school day on Friday May 2nd.  The physicals will be valid for sports participation for the entire 2014-2015 school year.  Forms to sign up are available on the Su-Valley website or at the front office of the school. This is an opportunity for students to be ready for upcoming sports!  For any questions or more information you may contact Dottie Leonard, school nurse at 733-9304.

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The semi-annual “medicine take back” is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th, from 10 am-2 pm at the Sunshine Community Health Center in Talkeetna.  This is your opportunity to dispose of all expired and unused medication in a safe manner.  All medications, both prescribed and over the counter, including narcotics, are accepted but needles and other medical equipment are not. Medicine can be brought in its original packaging or as individual pills.  Please help to maintain the safety of the environment as well as keeping medication out of the hands of children and others who should not be using it.  If you have any questions, call Cici Schoenberger at the Clinic.

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The Mat-Su Borough’s fiscal year 2015 budget will be before the Assembly starting the first of May.  The budget public hearings will take place starting at 6 p.m. on May 1st at Central Public Safety Building in Wasilla; May 2 at the Willow Community Center; and May 5 at the Dorothy Swanda Jones Building in Palmer.  If you are unable to attend one of these meetings you can submit your comments to the Borough Clerk’s Office or provide your comments by telephone at the May 5 meeting.  To call into the meeting on May 5, please call (907) 891-7133. For more information please contact the Borough Clerk’s Office at 861-8683.

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air again–The Mat-Su Borough Assembly will hold a special meeting at the Willow Community Center to discuss the next Borough budget on Friday, May 2nd. The public is invited to attend and offer input regarding budget priorities.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.

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The Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce announces its Annual Scholarship application is available.
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 throughout the community, including Susitna Valley High School, at post offices and libraries, on the web at talkeetnachamber.org, and by calling Geri at 733-2599. Applications must be received no later than 3pm on April 25th.
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Spring returning birds report:    Varied thrushes have been heard.

Previously announced: Gulls were heard along the Susitna River. Rusty blackbird,  Dark-eyed juncos, and a ruby-crowned kinglet already! Trumpeter Swans and Common Goldeneye ducks. Snow Bunting, Barrow’s Goldeneye duck (with mallards and common mergansers)

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The Public Health Nurse will be at the Northern Susitna Institute on Tues. April 29, from 11:00-1:00. Infant, children and adult immunizations available. Please call 352-6638 for information or appointment.

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The next Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce Board meeting is at the Flying Squirrel May 6th at 9am.

The General Members meeting is May 8th’s at Flying Squirrel this is the 1 minute sound off for your business. Starts with a 6:30pm social. Last meeting till Sept. 2014.

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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.

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KTNA Classifieds

To get your classified notice on the air, send an e-mail via ktna.org or call 733-1700 weekdays, 733-1200 voice-mail on weekends.

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Looking for a ride for Michael Barbie from Anchorage airport anytime on Sunday…he gets in early morning. If you can help, please call 907-631-9167, or 232-1633.

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Want to live in the backcountry of Denali State Park this summer?  Denali State Park is now hiring for Seasonal Trail Crew Members. Work will include maintaining, improving and constructing new trails.  Applicants should have the ability to lift and carry up to 60 lbs over long distances in difficult terrain, and work and live in remote settings. In addition, applicants must be over 18 years of age and possess a valid Alaska ID. For more information contact Chris Love, Park Specialist at (907) 355-7742.

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thru Sun–Apartment for rent: Two-bedroom, two bath, heat included. Next to Upper Susitna Senior Center, in the Senior Village. 733-2369.
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thru Fri am–Looking for someone who can discuss the repair of several bikes. Price to be negotiated. Please contact Stephanie at 733-9542.

 

 

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 from our web site, ktna.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 7:45, and following midday classifieds at about 12:20 and evening classifieds at about 6:20. * 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.

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thru Sun midday–To Leonard Tally on Montana Creek: Hoping to hear from you by Saturday or Sunday, please let me know you’re doing okay. I really appreciate all the help. Sunday’s my birthday, I was hoping we could get together. Show up at the Latitude. Love, Christina

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thru Sun–To Mr. More-Grizzled-Than-You: Grower commander will be in on the moon’s day with forty thousand ladies and a resupply. Hope it is about half as wet as before in there.  Watch the grass grow. From the King of the Mick Comb.

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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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