StarDate Susitna 9-10-17

  In this episode of StarDate Susitna, Kathleen Fleming fills us in on what astronomical events we can look for in the September night sky.  

Five children dead in Butte trailer home fire

by Casey Grove – Alaska Public Media Five children died in a fire that gutted a trailer home in Butte this morning off the Old Glenn Highway near Palmer, according to Alaska State Troopers But troopers couldn’t — or wouldn’t — say what caused the blaze or who was responsible for the five girls who…

Three candidates file for available Talkeetna Community Council seats

Three candidates have submitted their names for the three open Talkeetna Community Council, Inc. director seats up for election next month. Two current board members, Paul Button and Peg Vos submitted candidacy forms by the close of nominations at Tuesday’s meeting. Mary Farina currently holds the third available seat, but she is unable to run…

Three candidates file for Talkeetna Community Council board

Three candidates have submitted their names for the three open Talkeetna Community Council, Inc. director seats up for election next month. Two current board members, Paul Button and Peg Vos submitted candidacy forms by the close of nominations at Tuesday’s meeting. Mary Farina currently holds the third available seat, but she is unable to run…

Potential railroad development draws criticism in Talkeetna

At Monday’s Talkeetna Community Council, Inc. meeting, the Alaska Railroad announced a plan to move its operations from Downtown Talkeetna across the tracks, but the plan has some locals feeling railroaded. KTNA’s Phillip Manning has more:   Currently, the Alaska Railroad’s section house in Talkeetna is just off Main Street near the Village Park. The…

Five children dead after fire in the Butte

Alaska State Troopers say they five children died in a mobile home fire in the Butte on Thursday. The fire was reported just before 7:00 am. Troopers and Deputy Fire Marshals responded to the scene and soon confirmed three fatalities.   The remains of two children initially missing were found later on Thursday morning. All of…

Results are in for the first year of new standardized test

The results are in for the first year of a new standardized test for Alaska students. Late last week, the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development released the results of the Performance Evaluation for Alaska Schools, or PEAKS. The standardized test was given to students from third to tenth grade this spring, and focuses…