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:



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

This week’s Free Friday Night Movie is about one of the most popular monsters in movie history.  It’s a 2014 big screen event rated PG-13 for “intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence”.  Show time is 7 to 9 pm, kids under 13 must bring a parent or written permission, Halloween costumes are optional, and popcorn is free to anyone who shares a few pieces of their trick-or-treat chocolates with Kathleen.
Next week:  There is room for 1 or 2 more people in Ellie’s 2-night class “Knitting for Beginners”.  That’s on Mondays starting November 3rd.
For more information about Talkeetna Community Schools you can call 733-9431.


Reminder: This Saturday, November 1st, is St. Bernard’s Christmas Bazaar at the Sheldon Community Arts Hanger, 10am-4pm.


“2nd Cup” with the principal—The first Wednesday of each month is an informal gathering in the library at Talkeetna Elementary School for parents and community members, complete with coffee or tea.  This is an open meeting where parents and community members are invited to share positive feedback and to express questions or concerns, and to hear what is happening in our school.  Wednesday, November 5th at 8:35 am.

Trapper Creek Community Enrichment events:

 Adult Open Gym class at Trapper Creek Community Enrichment  will resume its regular schedule next Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00

Next scheduled date for Kid’s Day is Saturday, November 15th


Episcopal Services this Sunday, November 2nd, 2pm at Eblings. Remember the time daylight savings time change.


Go Math Parent University will be held Thursday, November 6th from 5:30-7:30 at Talkeetna Elementary.  Parents of Talkeetna students are welcome to join us and hear about our new math program.  You will find out how to support your student with learning the new math standards.  Dinner and childcare will be provided.


Trapper Creek PTA is looking vendors for their Annual Christmas Bazaar. Saturday Nov. 22, 2014. Please call Robin 733-3231.


Talkeetna Elementary will host a Veteran’s Day Celebration on Monday, November 10th from 10:15 am-11:00 am. The community is invited to attend.  If you are a veteran, please join us, and we ask that you arrive at 9:45 am for a welcome reception. Please call Kaki or Lisa Shelby at 733-9400 with any questions.


The Talkeetna Elementary School PTA is now accepting vendor applications for this years holiday bazaar.
The bazaar is limited to vendors selling their hand-made items.
The bazaar will be held at the school on Saturday December 6th.
Applications can be picked up at the school.
To receive an application via email or for any questions, contact Christie at 315-1605.


on and off:  Absentee-in-person voting for the November 4th General election is available now through November 3rd at both the Trapper Creek and Talkeetna Public Libraries during their normal business hours.  Talkeetna library is open Monday through Saturday 11 am to 6 pm and Trapper Creek Library is open Monday and Wednesday noon to 7 pm, Thursday 10 am to 3 pm and Saturday noon to 6 pm.  On election day, voters should go to the regular polling places which are identified on the new voter id cards, or you may go to and enter your address, or call the polling place locator at 1-888-383-8683. Voters should be sure to bring identification with them.

If you have questions, you may call the Talkeetna library at 861-7645 or the Trapper Creek Library at 861-7650.


thru Mon noon–If you have a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan, October 15th – Dec 7th is the time each year when you can join, drop or switch Medicare Drug Plans. The Mat-Su ADRC will be partnering with the Sunshine Community Health Center to provide free Medicare Part D Counseling appointments at the Upper Su Senior Center, and at the Willow and Talkeetna Sunshine Clinics on Tuesday November 4th.  Appointments at the Senior Center will start at 10:00 am and end at 2 pm. Appointments at the Willow and Sunshine clinics will start at 2:30 pm and end at 4:30 pm. To make an appointment, or if you have any questions, please contact the Patient Advocate at the Sunshine Cinic closest to you. The advocate for the Willow Clinic can be reached at 495-4100. The Talkeetna clinic advocate’s number is: 733-2273. _________________________________________________________________________________

Calling all quilters!  This coming December will kick off the 4th annual quilt show hosted at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar. Quilts and wall hangings of all types are welcome. Details and a registration form are available at  If you are interested in helping the arts in the community prosper or have a particular passion for quilts, please contact DAC staff at events [at] denaliartscouncil [dot] org or call the office at 733-7929 to get involved.


Next Saturday, November 8th, Hangar Door Cinema will show the film The Fault in Our Stars at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar at 7:30 pm.  All attendees will be entered in a drawing to win several prizes.  For information on the film, visit

Also, its Jeopardy Time!  The Denali Arts Council is looking for people interested in participating in this annual trivia game featuring questions of Talkeetna’s History, Current Pop-Culture, Events, and People. If you are up for the challenge, get your team of 3 together and contact Holli at 733-7929 or holli [at] denaliartscouncil [dot] org


Katie Writer’s oil paintings are on display at Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe this month. Her show, entitled Dancing Hues, will be on display until early November.


Awana is a bible club for kids ages 3 years through 6th grade, centered on the gospel, designed to be fun and exciting.  Awana is  at  Montana Creek Baptist Church from 6-7:30pm, and will be every Wednesday night.  Youth Group also starts October 8th from 7-8:30pm every Wednesday Night at Montana Creek Baptist Church.     For questions call Pastor Harold 733-4822 or Anna Jolley by email sled207 [at] mtaonline [dot] net.


Flu shots are  available at Sunshine Community Health Center. You may call 733-2273 to schedule your appointment.


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.


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.


KTNA Classifieds


thru Mon, save in gray–For rent: One bedroom apartment, heat included in rent, at the Sunshine Senior Village, next to the Upper Susitna Senior Center on Helena Drive, in Sunshine. For more information, call 733-2369.


For sale: Propane space heater, Ryobi miter (my-ter) box saw, Nikon spotting scope. 232-1435.


One bedroom house for rent. Water, electricity, telephone available. Call 733-6660


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 7:45, and following midday classifieds around 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.


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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