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An Unforgettable Flight: Landing on Ruth Glacier

Thursday, July 24, 2014

by:  Alberto Garcia, KTNA

This summer, one of KTNA’s interns, Alberto Garcia, has been taking a look at the Upper Valley from the perspective of someone from Outside.  Alberto’s time with KTNA will be over soon, but he did have one uniquely Alaskan adventure before leaving, a flightseeing trip and glacier landing.  He took a recorder along, and has this report:

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I ride into Downtown Talkeetna on my bicycle the morning of July 21st and as Mt. McKinley comes into view, I stop for a second to admire the splendor of mountain scenery. I didn’t know at the time that in just a couple of hours I’d actually be standing closer to Denali than most people ever will.

I arrived at the KTNA studio that morning, my mind still in awe from how beautiful the mountain looked that morning. Most days the weather is not favorable and the mountain hides behind gray skies and rainclouds.

I had wanted to take a flight to the Alaska Range since early on in my internship at KTNA. When I was told that Talkeetna Air Taxi would fly me up to the glacier at 11am, I could barely contain my excitement. (more…)

Feature: Talkeetna’s Ghosts

Thursday, July 10, 2014

by:  Alberto Garcia

Most people have had a moment in their lives where something unexplained happens.  Some believe it to be supernatural, and others say that there is a reasonable explanation for everything.  When KTNA’s summer intern, Alberto Garcia, began hearing strange things, he consulted a local author who had written about some of Talkeetna’s ghost stories.

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Talkeetna has become my home over the summer. I live with three roommates in a cabin owned by South Texas professor Karon Jahn, located in the Christiansan Lake area. My roommates and I were given the opportunity to experience an Alaskan, summer adventure where we would sightsee, work part-time and earn college credit by taking a 10-week internship. (more…)

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