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Su Valley soccer off to a winning start

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Maya Mossanen (L) and Aiden Jolley during a recent Su Valley soccer game.  Photo courtesy of Anna Jolley

Maya Mossanen (L) and Aiden Jolley during a recent Su Valley soccer game. Photo courtesy of Anna Jolley

Su Valley Co Ed Soccer is off to a good start with 4 wins and 1 loss. Coaches Tom Harrison, Steve Harrison, Allan Chadwick and Jamie Westnedge are enthusiastic about their teams’ progress. The Rams have played teams from Kenai, Birchwood, Nenana, and Delta.

Cy Jolley throws the ball into play.  Photo courtesy of Anna Jolley.

Cy Jolley throws the ball into play. Photo courtesy of Anna Jolley.

As a co-ed team, there must be at least 4 boys and 4 girls on the field at any given time, making some long field time for the 6 females.

KTNA’s Katie Writer spoke with head coach Tom Harrison about the players and the momentum of the soccer program.

 

Blake Drover (in white), the Rams' current leading scorer with nine goals.  Photo courtesy of Tom Harrison.

Blake Drover (in white), the Rams’ current leading scorer with nine goals. Photo courtesy of Tom Harrison.

The next home soccer game is next Wednesday, September 6th at Su Valley High School, 4:00 pm start for middle school team and 5:30 pm for the high school team.

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Coho fishing continues in the Northern Valley

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says coho salmon fishing in the Northern Susitna Valley should continue to be good through the next week.

In its weekly fishing report, Fish and Game says the Talkeetna River, Montana Creek, Kashwitna River, Willow Creek, and Little Willow Creek should all be good places to try for silvers, as well as Sunshine and Rabideux creeks. The daily bag limit for salmon, excluding king salmon, was recently raised to four, with a total limit of eight salmon in an angler’s possession. The increase applies to the Susitna Drainage through the end of September.

Lake fishing is also expected to improve, as Fish and Game says lake fishing should improve as temperatures begin to drop. The department says fish become more active and feed in shallower water as it gets cooler.

On September 1st, many streams along the Parks Highway, as well as other waterways, will go to no-bait, single-hook fishing only. The affected streams, as well as detailed fishing regulations, are available from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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Talkeetna sewer lagoon tests out of compliance in August

Monday, August 28, 2017

Talkeetna’s wastewater treatment lagoon has filed an out of compliance test for the month of August.

In recent years, the lagoon has frequently been out of compliance in the summer months. According to a report filed by the Mat-Su Borough with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, a test sample taken earlier this month was above the permitted level of fecal coliform bacteria. The level of fecal coliform has been the main cause for the lagoon’s compliance issues. (more…)

Troopers arrest Anchorage woman after high-speed chase on Parks Highway

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The driver of a stolen car led Alaska State Troopers on a high-speed chase on the Parks Highway early on Wednesday.

Troopers say they observed a stolen 1999 Buick in the parking lot of Tesoro near the intersection of the Parks Highway and the Talkeetna Spur Road shortly after 1:00 am on Wednesday. When Troopers tried to pull the vehicle over, they say the driver sped off to the south.

After a chase of about twenty-five miles at speeds over 100 miles per hour, Troopers deployed a device to deflate the Buick’s tires. After the vehicle was disabled, Troopers arrested the driver, 34-year-old Nora Nance of Anchorage. Nance faces multiple new charges, as well as two outstanding warrants. Nance was taken to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility.

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Airport users, officials, contractor say construction has gone well

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Aerial view of the Talkeetna State Airport in August. Photo by Katie Writer - KTNA

Aerial view of the Talkeetna State Airport in August. Photo by Katie Writer – KTNA

by:  Katie Writer – KTNA

The Talkeetna Airport Expansion project is coming close to completion. John Wamsganz, the AHTNA Superintendent says that it was a challenging project every step of the way. He knew that closing the runway for repaving during the busy summer months would be an undertaking, yet with in-depth planning, they did the work with a perfect safety record. According to the pilots and flight service personal, operations went quite smoothly. KTNA’s Katie Writer has more.

John Wamsganz AHTNA Superintendent of the Talkeetna Airport Expansion project. Photo by Katie Writer - KTNA

John Wamsganz AHTNA Superintendent of the Talkeetna Airport Expansion project. Photo by Katie Writer – KTNA

 

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High speed chase near Talkeetna ends with arrest of Anchorage woman

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The driver of a stolen car led Alaska State Troopers on a high-speed chase on the Parks Highway early on Wednesday.

Troopers say they observed a stolen 1999 Buick in the parking lot of Tesoro near the intersection of the Parks Highway and the Talkeetna Spur Road shortly after 1:00 am on Wednesday. When Troopers tried to pull the vehicle over, they say the driver sped off to the south.

After a chase of about twenty-five miles at speeds over 100 miles per hour, Troopers deployed a device to deflate the Buick’s tires. After the vehicle was disabled, Troopers arrested the driver, 34-year-old Nora Nance of Anchorage. Nance faces multiple new charges, as well as two outstanding warrants. Nance was taken to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility.

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Coho bag limit raised for Susitna Drainage

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has increased the bag limit for coho salmon in the Susitna Drainage.

On Tuesday, Fish and Game announced that the daily bag limit on cohos to four fish per day, with a maximum of eight in possession of any angler.

According to the order to increase the bag limit, multiple indicators point to a stronger than average run of cohos in the Susitna Drainage. Over the weekend, the counting weir on the Deshka River saw thousands of silvers swim by each day. On Saturday alone, nearly 10,000 silvers passed the weir, significantly more than in all of last year. (more…)

Photo contest open for 2018 fishing reg booklets

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

 

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has begun a photo contest for the 2018 fishing regulations summary booklet.

Three cover photos will be chosen for the booklets, including one from the Southcentral region. Cover photos are required to show someone under 18 participating in sport fishing or sport fishing activities. Entries showing violation of regulations or unsafe or unethical actions will be disqualified. (more…)

Troopers investigating vandalism in Downtown Talkeetna

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Items knocked over at Beadberry Patch as part of vandalism reported early Sunday morning. Photo courtesy of Mike Stoltz

Items knocked over at Beadberry Patch as part of vandalism reported early Sunday morning. Photo courtesy of Mike Stoltz

On Sunday morning, Alaska State Troopers responded to reports of vandalism in Talkeetna. Troopers say several businesses suffered damage, totaling around $1,500.

On Saturday, Troopers responded to a burglary and theft on Long Lake Road in Willow. In that incident, a painting valued at around $500 and miscellaneous household items were allegedly stolen.

Both cases are still under investigation. Troopers ask that anyone with information call their office at 745-2131 or CrimeStoppers at 745-3333.

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