KTNA Studio – Dave Totten, artist

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KTNA On Air Studio, Jan 2013

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Mat-Su College Will Experiment With Offering Upper Valley Classes

In January, Mat-Su College will begin offering credit for classes taught in Talkeetna.  The college’s director hopes it could pave the way for a satellite program in the Upper Valley.  KTNA’s Phillip Manning has more:

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Mat-Su College’s main campus is the closest option for in-person college courses for Upper Valley residents.  That may be changing, however.  Starting with the Spring 2015 term, the college is offering credit for an English class that will be taught at Northern Susitna Institute in Talkeetna. Read More »

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Single-Vehicle Accident Results in Minor Injuries, Totaled Tesla

A Talkeetna man received minor injuries after crashing on the Parks Highway.  His electric sports car, however, was not as lucky.  According to the Alaska State Troopers, Jack West of Talkeetna was driving northbound on the Parks Highway near mile 85 when he lost control of his 2011 Tesla Roadster.  Troopers say there was ice on the road at the time of the accident.  West was wearing his seatbelt, and received non-life-threatening injuries.  His vehicle, however, was totaled.

Classics for Kids–Black Beauty #1

Cari Sayre begins reading one of the best-selling books of all time, the story of Black Beauty, written in 1877 by Anna Sewell.

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Troopers Arrest Trapper Creek Man for Harrassment

Alaska State Troopers arrested a Trapper Creek man shortly after noon on Monday for an incident at a gas station.  According to troopers, 45-year-old David Thompson harassed employees and threatened the store owner.  Troopers pulled Thompson over, and believe that he was driving under the influence of alcohol.  Thompson was arrested for DUI and two counts of harassment.  He was taken to the Mat-Su pre-trial facility on $2,250 bail.

Veterans Day at VFW Post 3836

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Veterans Day is filled with opportunities to honor and remember those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  KTNA’s Phillip Manning went to the Veterans Day event at the local VFW post.

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On Tuesday morning, VFW Post 3836 hosted more than thirty people for its annual Veterans Day celebration.  The event started with a short address by Buddy Gray, Post Commander who told some of the history of Veterans Day.  For decades, there was not a consensus on when the holiday should be observed.  That changed in 1978, when Congress returned Veterans Day to November 11th, the original date that was established after World War I. Read More »

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Talkeetna Elementary Observes Veterans Day

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On Monday, Talkeetna Elementary School celebrated Veterans Day with members of the community.  More than a dozen former service members turned out for the event.  After being greeted by students and teachers, the veterans made their way to the gymnasium.  Principal Lisa Shelby began by thanking them for their service.

“We appreciate your service to our country.  We are here today to say thank you, and to honor and affirm your commitment, your courage, and your leadership.” Read More »

Writer’s Voice–Getting to Know Each Other, by Grete Lewis Perkins

Grete Perkins and John Baker

This essay originally aired in 2002.

The author wrote many essays for the local paper,

and voiced them for KTNA listeners

as part of the Earth and Beyond program.

 

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We’re getting to know each other, the farm and I. John has been working on our new place for three and a half years, and it is just now, and finally home for both of us. We’re testing the waters, spreading our wings.

As I settle in, I feel like a hen or a robin, settling in to my nest. I’m all ears, all eyes. What will living down here on the farm have to teach me? What can I learn from this place? So many people have asked me, “Won’t you miss being in town? You’re such a people person.” Read More »

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Trapper Creek Community Council Seeking Board Candidates

The Trapper Creek Community Council is seeking candidates for its board of directors.  Interested Trapper Creek residents have until November 20th to sign up.  The election is on December 1st, and new board members will be seated in mid-January.

Three seats are open on the board, and the two candidates who receive the most votes will receive two year terms.  The candidate with the third most will be seated for a single year.

Applications for candidates are available at the Trapper Creek Post Office and Library.

Silver Alert: William Wesley

The Alaska State Troopers have issued a Silver Alert for William Wesley.  Wesley is 60 years of age, 5’9″, and weighs 148 pounds.  He was last seen near Three Bears at Trunk Road in Wasilla wearing a camouflage jacket, red vest, grey hoodie, and jeans and carrying a green nylon sack.

Anyone who sees Wesley can call 907-451-5100 or 9-1-1.

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