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:

Tonight, grab some popcorn and turn down the lights (but leave the door unlocked!) because Leatherhead discusses the movies of Full Moon!  A quiet, unassuming studio (yeah, right) that made some legendary B-Movies!

When you file for your 2015 Permanent Fund Dividend…consider supporting KTNA through Pick, Click, and Give.  It’s an easy way to support your favorite public radio station, KTNA


KTNA’s program stream is now back online.  Thanks for your patience while the service was down.


If you are filing for your PFD by mail, the paper forms are available at the Talkeetna Library.  In addition, remember that if you are filing your PFD via computer, you can do that at any of the public computers at the library.  Talkeetna Library hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm and phone is 861-7645.
IRS tax forms have not yet arrived, but are on order.  Once they arrive, an announcement will be posted.


The Used Book Sale Extravaganza is back at the Talkeetna Library.  The front entry has a variety of books for all ages as well as many VHS tapes,  some DVD’s and Audio Books and magazines.
Bags will be provided for your purchases.
All funds go into the Friends of the Talkeetna Library.

The Talkeetna Library thanks you for your previous donations that have added to our collection and book sales  in the past.  However, due to present space constraints, we will no longer be accepting donations of books, videos or magazines until after the move into the new building.

The Library is open Monday through Saturdays from 11am to 6pm.  If you have questions, you may call the library at 861-7645

The Talkeetna Library has started it’s 2015 annual Winter Reading program, Warm up with Reading.  Sign up started on Jan. 19th, and the program runs through March 17th, which give 8 weeks to reach a community goal of 1,000 books read. Participants of all ages should keep track of the books they read and fill out “tea cups” at the library with the titles of their favorites, as well as enter weekly drawings.  For more information, please visit the Library.


(Start February 2.)   -The Winter Speakers Series featuring Samantha Osland, an ADF&G biologist, is next scheduled for Friday, February 6th at 7:00 pm, at the Northern Susitna Institute. She will be sharing the results of the recent Susitna and Talkeetna River rainbow trout study and talking about the life cycles of other fish in our rivers, including Burbot, eels and Whitefish. This program is free to the public and supported by the Susitna River Coalition, NSI and the Jessica Stevens Community Foundation. Call 733-2111 if you have any questions.



A Mass for Trigger Twigg will be held on Thursday, January 29th at 5pm at St Bernards Catholic Church with a reception to follow.

A Masonic Funeral will be held at the Palmer Masonic Lodge on Saturday January 31st at 11am and a Celebration of Life will be held in Talkeetna on Triggers birthday, May 20th. Time and Place to be announced later. Trigger’s obituary is posted on


Susitna Valley Basket Ball teams will compete against Glennallen tomorrow and Saturday.  Friday, JV games begin at 3pm and Varsity games begin at 6pm.  Saturday, JV begins at 10am and Varsity games start at 1pm.


This Saturday, Jan 31st at 7:30pm is Talkeetna Jeopardy at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar. Cheer on teams as they compete in their knowledge of local history and pop culture.

On Saturday Feb 7th, the Denali Arts Council host singers/songwriters Gordie Tentrees (of the Yukon), along with Melissa Mitchell and Spiff Chambers (of Anchorage) in a house concert. Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7:30. For tickets and info, visit


This Saturday Jan 31st it’s Crafturday at The Grove.  You can bring a crafty project, a donation for use of space, and something for the potluck lunch and enjoy fun, good food and conversation all day (10 a.m. til 5 p.m.) or just drop by for a couple hours.  That’s this Saturday at The Grove on Birch Creek Blvd.




Sunshine Transit has extended their hours on the Talkeetna route, now operating 7am to 8pm on Monday thru Friday.
Saturday route will remain the same at this time.  New schedules are available at the clinic or from the transit bus drivers.


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

Thursday:  Fun and crazy Indoor Soccer for teen and adults.  A little wild, but a great way to maintain your fancy footwork.
Friday:  More kids need to sign up soon for After-School Basketball, the new session starts this week, 3-4:30, home-schoolers welcome.
The Free Friday Night Movie is a new animated film based on the children’s book “Here Be Monsters!”  Its rated PG, runs 7 to 8:40, doors open at 6:45.
A 2-night class on “Bee Keeping” starts next week.  It’s on Wednesdays, February 4th and 11th, 7-9 pm.
For more information or to sign up for a class, call Kathleen at 733-9431.


Calling all decadent dessert cooks! KTNA is looking for volunteers to make decadent deserts for our 2015 auction. This years auction is February 9th through the 12th, if you have a favorite desert recipe and would like to donate a desert please call 733-1700.


Live music in the listening area:

At the Fairview Inn: Thursday ;   The Norris bowers bluegrass band 9 pm, Friday:  Steve Norwood  9 pm and
Saturday;   The Carhartt Brothers 9 pm


KTNA Classifieds


 thru Fr noon - Talkeetna Air Taxi is looking for summer and possible year round help. If interested, stop by the office at the airport.


Thru Fri noon: Found on Beaver Road: A hat and gloves. Call to identify. 733 2156


KTNA needs a show host this Sunday for 6pm announcements and We’re not all there. Please call 733 1700 if you can help.



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 Tues Evening:  To Bruce and Quoyle:
Welcome back to paradise north. Hope camp is treating you well and there’s enough snow to ski.Enjoyed skiing here in severe cold with our little gang. Hosting the gals on Thursday with Salmon chowder. Have fun and stay warm. love ya,Carol


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