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Coming up on KTNA:
Thurs–Iditarod coverage: Mark Wildermuth (WILL-der-mooth) gives listeners a live daily update from the KTNA studio during evening news, at about 6:20. We also have APRN coverage during morning news, weekdays at 9 am with five-minute reports from Emily Schwing, and during Alaska News Nightly.
Thurs–On Alaska News Nightly—The EPA is fining a Parnell Administration contractor for lead paint violations during renovations of the Governor’s mansion. Also, Kuskokwim fishermen may be using dipnets this summer in an effort to fill freezers with fish while preserving the dwindling King run. Those stories and more coming up at 6:30.
Thurs–Tonight on City Arts and Lectures: a conversation with Laura Carstensen, on the science of longevity. That’s at 7 pm.
thru weekend– Do you write? Maybe a deadline would help! KTNA is looking for local writers to contribute to a new weekly program. We’ll record five to ten minutes of your fiction or non-fiction work, in your voice. The program will be produced at KTNA, and published on our website. You can contribute to the program once a month, or less frequently. If you’re interested, call Deborah Brocke at 733-1700, for more information, or email deb [at] ktna [dot] org.
start Fri–Hearing an unusual sound at night lately? Learn about the owls of winter on Natural Observations, during Sunday evening announcements, which starts at 6 pm. The program rebroadcasts Monday afternoon at 12:35.
Start Sun 3-9: During the Second World War, household “Victory Gardens” produced almost half the food the nation consumed. Now home gardens produce about two percent. Could the path to food security run though a garden plot in your front yard? That’s the subject on the next “Talk of Alaska,” Tuesday morning at ten o’clock.
Thurs–The next regular scheduled meeting of the Susitna Community Council will be held this evening Thursday March 6th, 7:00 P.M. at the Upper Susitna Senior Center.
(end Friday pm) Here’s what’s happening in the Talkeetna Community Schools program:
Friday the 7th: the Free Friday Night Movie is a recent release based on a Marvel comic-book series. The Norse god of thunder prepares to save the world from certain destruction. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Anthony Hopkins. It’s rated PG-13, so all children under 13 MUST bring a parent or written permission. Showtime is 7-9 pm, doors open at 6:45. Admission is free, popcorn can be purchased, and water is the only drink allowed in the gym.
Next week is Spring Break and there will be no Community Schools activities until Monday the 17th.
For more info, including movie title, you may call 733-9431.
(start Sunday 3/9) Here’s what’s happening in the Talkeetna Community Schools program:
This week is Spring Break and there will be no Community Schools activities until Monday the 17th
Two new classes are coming up: the 6-week Spinning class is scheduled for Tuesday evenings starting March 18th. Tinker will guide participants in spinning wool into thread and then into yarn. Better to have your own wheel, but a loaner may be available. You can sign up anytime by leaving a message at 733-9431. And if any listeners have a spinning wheel to loan to the class, please call Kathleen.
Also, Steve Brown of the Cooperative Extension Service will teach a one-night class on Gardening in Alask; that will be on Wednesday March 26th.
Kathleen will be checking phone messages during Break, 733-9431.
Upcoming events at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar:
On Friday March 7th Hangar Door Cinema presents Filmed By Bike, a re-screening of the annual Portland Bike Film festival.
Then on Friday March 14th they will host an encore edition of the Backcountry Film festival. Both film festivals start at 7:30pm, doors open at 7. For more information, visit denaliartscouncil.org
Foothills Drama is holding auditions for their upcoming full length Musical Mockumentary on Sunday, March 9th from 3 to 5pm & Monday March 10th from 7 to 9pm. Musicians, actors, camera and tech-inclined persons wanted. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Kathleen Hogan at: 733-6916, and/or kathleen-hogan@ hotmail.com
Local clothing designers and refashionistas are wanted to participate in the first annual End of the Road Fashion Show on April 12th. Your wears will be showcased by models, and auctioned off live from the runway. Proceeds from auction items will be donated to the Freebox. For more information or make a donation, contact Holli Papasodora at 733-7929 or holli [at] denaliartscouncil [dot] org
In addition to the bike shorts films on Friday evening, Talkeetna has a bike event this weekend: The Trio Mike Sterling Memorial fat tire snow-bike race is happening this Saturday March 8th. The start / finish line is on Main Street in front of Twister Creek and Wildflower Cafe. The start is at 9am. Competitors will be riding 20 mile, 40 miles or 60 mile events. Everyone is welcome to cheer on the riders. The competitors in the longer races “lap” on Main Street.
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Trapper Creek hosts the 27th Annual Cabin Fever Reliever at the Trapper Creek Park starting at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 8th. Events planned this year include a bake-off, tastiest chili contest, ski races, a 5K trot, outdoor games for children and adults, a crafty corner, the crowning of Ms. Cabin Fever Reliever, pony rides, timed mutt racing for children, food, a few surprises, and as always, a Tug-of-Peace challenge from Trapper Creek to the best Talkeetna has to offer.
There will be a new event at this year’s Trapper Creek Cabin Fever Reliever, Mutt & Kid Races! Bring your leashed, well-behaved mutt to the starting line and they’ll help you harness your average-sized dog and send him down the 100 yard snow fenced chute with your young musher in tow. Dogs must be at least one year old and kids must be 5 to 10 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring your own helmet or they will provide one for use during the race. Do you have an extra kid-friendly pulling type dog, sled, or gear? You are encouraged to come and help! Cabin Fever Reliever is held at the Trapper Creek Community Park on Saturday, March 8th. For more information about the Mutt & Kid Race, please call Juliah DeLoach at 841-9678.
The ski races at the Trapper Creek Cabin Fever Reliever will be 2.5 K and 5 K, for children and adults, with prizes and ribbons. Registration begins Saturday March 8th at 10 am, races start at 11 am.
The 1st Annual Trapper Creek Cabin Fever Reliever 5K will be held during the Trapper Creek Cabin Fever Reliever, at the Trapper Creek Community Center on Saturday, March 8th at 1:30 PM. The FREE 5K run has some hills, and will be on the ski trail off of the Community Center. It is limited to 20 people. Runners will receive a free tote bag. Wear your ice cleats!
Come BEFORE 12:30 PM to register for the run and enjoy the other events, food, games and crafts of the 2014 Trapper Creek Cabin Fever Reliever!
Episcopal Services will be held Sunday March 9th, 2 o’clock, at the Ebling residence. For directions or more information, call Elinore at 733-2519.
air again–Sunshine Dental Clinic is offering seniors, aged 65 and over, FREE DENTAL screening and x-rays on Wednesday March 19th. You may call 733-9218 to make your appointment.
Results of the Trapper Creek-Talkeetna Circle Audubon Christmas Bird Count held January 4th are now available in paper form at the public libraries in both communities. 39 participants counted 714 birds, representing 14 different species. Common redpoll numbers were a small fraction of the average count, but pine grosbeak numbers were significantly above average, as were gray jays and downy woodpeckers.
Live music in the KTNA listening area:
At the Fairview Inn: Friday 7-11: Steve Durr, Saturday 9-1 am: Vandelay
The Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting for Tuesday March 11th has been moved to The Roadhouse at 9:00am.
The Talkeetna Chamber General Meeting for March is still at The Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge at 7:00pm, with the social starting at 6:30pm. They have a special guest coming to speak about The Susitna Salmon Center.
The AARP-Sponsored Tax-Aide program is designed to prepare basic tax returns for most low and middle income taxpayers, with an emphasis on senior citizens and disabled taxpayers. Sites are staffed by volunteers trained by the Internal Revenue Service to prepare basic tax returns. Volunteers will be available Tuesdays, March 18 and 25th, and on April 15th, at the Upper Susitna Senior Center, from 10 am to 4 pm. You should bring all tax-related paperwork. You may call 746-6113 for an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome, it is recommended that you come early.
A Talkeetna Sewer / Water community meeting has been scheduled at the Northern Susitna Institute on March 25th at 6PM.
The Talkeetna Library now has all the IRS instruction books for forms 1040, 1040A and 1040 EZ. They also have the hard copy of these same forms or reproducible copies. Some other forms are also available in hard copy. For more information, please call the library at 733-2359.
You, too, can enter the Double Your Dividend Sweepstakes! Ten lucky Alaskans who make a Pick Click Give donation before March 31 and release their name from anonymity will win a cash prize equal to the amount of the 2014 dividend. The deadline to apply for the 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend is March 31st, and you can amend your application to enter the sweepstakes. Pick, Click, Give is a great way to help support community non-profits that you count on. Support KTNA through Pick, Click, Give! Go to pickclickgive.org.
air periodically–The Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce announces its Annual Scholarship application is now 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.
The 2014 hardcopy PFD forms (adult, adult supplemental,and child), instruction booklet, and mailing envelopes will be available at the Talkeetna Library through March 31st. You can also file your PFD application online using the library’s computers.
The Friends of the Talkeetna Library are issuing a call for artists for an art piece to recognize the donors to the construction of the new Library and Community Resource Center. Applications are available on the website www.friendsofthetalkeetnalibrary.org or at the Talkeetna Library. For more information you may also call the library at 733-2359.
air again–The Providence Imaging Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the Sunshine Community Health Center in Talkeetna on Monday March 17th. If you have had your annual within the last 12 months, please call 1-888-458-3151 to make an appointment for your mammogram. If you would like to schedule your annual, you may call 733-2273 to make an appointment with your provider. YOU MUST CALL TO PRE-REGISTER PRIOR TO MARCH 16th.
This month’s art exhibit at Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe features paintings by adult students that have taken recent classes with Tony Crocetto.
KTNA, Talkeetna Community Radio is looking for persons interested in serving on the station’s Community Advisory Board. While members of the committee can live anywhere in the listening area, in particular KTNA is looking for members living outside of Talkeetna, including the Trapper Creek, Sunshine, and Montana Creek areas. If interested in serving, please contact KTNA at 733-1700
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.
Ellen Thea is still looking for a ride to Anchorage on Friday March 7th, in the morning. She will pay for gas. 733-2398.
Looking for a ride to Wasilla on Friday morning March 7th for a snow machine drawing. Please call 733 7325
thru Fri–Sunshine Clinic has a part-time (possibly full-time by summer) position open in Willow for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Responsible for assisting medical providers in direct patient care. Must be available to work some evenings and Saturdays. Current Alaska licensure and current CPR certification required. Applications available online at sunshineclinic.org or at either SCHC facility, or contact HR at 907-733-9236.
thru Thurs eve–The Talkeetna Roadhouse is currently hiring for Baker, Housekeeper and Counter people. Positions are part time now, and either part or full time in the summer. Stop by the Roadhouse and speak with Trisha for more information.
(thru Thurs) Lost Dog: Blue-eyed gray and white husky by the name of Sonja. Lost in the downtown Talkeetna, but last seen in Comsat area. She is skittish, wearing a red collar. If you see her, please call either of these numbers: 414-4197, or leave a message at 733-5544. This is a change to the number previously announced.
thru Tues noon–A centrally located office space is available for rent in downtown Talkeetna at the NSI building. Rental includes access to shared kitchen, classroom, and meeting space. Call 733-7111 for more information.
thru Tues noon–Cast iron bathtub, sink, vanity, and two 4 drawer filing cabinets free. File cabinets locked and no key. Items located at AMS office at the end of 3rd street. Call 733-1016 for more information.
thru Sun–For Sale: 21 inch, 5 horse power, electric start snow blower. Call 733-2471
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To Nellie and her family on Dalteli Lake: Yippee, snow and sunshine galore! Have a wonderful time, make some good trails, see you soon! From Deb
thru Thurs eve–To O C: Went and saw the house, love it! Give me a call: 232-2060. From Christina.
thru Fri noon–To Steve Durr:
An item you requested is at the library ready for you to pick up.