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One arrested, one sought in connection with Caswell shooting

Update:  28-year-old Charles Ganoe of Anchorage has been arrested.  Law enforcement officials are still seeking 26-year-old Nicholas Ganoe, pictured below.

 

Law-enforcement officials are seeking information on 26-year-old Nicholas Ganoe. Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers.

Law-enforcement officials are seeking information on 26-year-old Nicholas Ganoe. Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers.

The Alaska State Troopers have arrested one suspect and are seeking another in connection to a shooting in the Caswell area last Friday.

The shooting was reported around 2:45 p.m. on Friday, April 1st. According to troopers, an unidentified 42-year-old man was shot at his residence. The man was taken by ambulance with what are described as non-life-threatening injures.

On Saturday, law enforcement arrested 28-year-old Charles Ganoe of Anchorage on charges of attempted first-degree. An arrest warrant for 26-year-old Nicholas Ganoe of Anchorage has been issued for attempted murder as well. Troopers ask anyone with information to contact the Alaska Bureau of Investigation at 745-2131. Photos are available at KTNA.org.

Original story:

The Alaska State Troopers are seeking two persons of interest and one vehicle following a shooting in Caswell Lakes on Friday.

The shooting was reported around 2:45 p.m. on Friday, April 1st. According to troopers, an unidentified 42-year-old man was shot at his residence. The man was taken by ambulance with what are described as non-life-threatening injures.

Troopers have provided photos of two males and one vehicle they are looking for in connection with the shooting. They ask anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers at 745-3333 or the Alaska Bureau of Investigation at 745-2131. The photos are available at KTNA.org.

Susitna Writer’s Voice–“True 21st Century Heroes”, by Bill Was

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Talkeetna blogger Bill Was

relates how recent experiences

with chronic pain helped him

empathize with others.

 

After having lived what, in hindsight, was an insanely healthy life across my first 61 years I was ill-prepared when aging finally caught up with me. Sadly, I had come to take good health for granted and, as such, was not at all ready to deal with what was headed my way. Read More »

Pete Keenan talks MMA in the Upper Valley

Pete Keenan's younger students at a tournament last fall. Photo courtesy Talkeetna Freestyle Martial Arts

Pete Keenan’s younger students at a tournament last fall. Photo courtesy Talkeetna Freestyle Martial Arts

by: Katie Writer – KTNA

For ten years, Pete Keenan has taught at Talkeetna Freestyle Martial Arts. His students include men, women, and children. Unlike many activities in the Upper Valley, Pete and his students are able to train year round. KTNA’s Katie Writer sat down with Pete Keenan to discuss what he does and some of the successes his students have had recently.

Tips for Healthy Living

      A  live 15-minute conversation about health and health news from the Sunshine Community Health Center: It’s hosted by Holly Stinson, with this Friday’s in-studio guest Keith Kehoe, Physician Assistant at the clinic.
      Keith talks about strep throat, a bacterial infection, and influenza, a viral infection, both of which are moving around the communities served by the clinics. He emphasizes the importance of quarantining yourself for 72 hours if you have a virus.
      The second topic is warts…what they are, how you get them, and how the myriad of “cures” for warts may actually work to get rid of them.

Susitna Writer’s Voice–“Not Your Ordinary Milk Cow”, part 2, by Maureen Chambrone

Maureen and manicotti

 

 

Part one of this story left off in the middle of a long chase on a big ranch in Mexico, trying to catch up with Missy the Corrientes cow so Maureen could milk her, in a dedicated pursuit of homemade mozzarella cheese.

At this point Brandon came along on Rosie and we both rode down to the lower pasture to try and herd Missy back. She was hellbent to not get milked or, at least, hellbent to keep this exciting game going on. She broke into a gallop and Rosie and Spot followed suit, really getting into the chase. This was way more exciting than just standing around eating grass!   But Missy snubbed us all and jumped another fence into the horse pasture. Read More »

Denali Base Camp Coordinator Wins NPS Award, Will Head Further Up the Mountain This Year

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by: Katie Writer – KTNA

Last week, the Walter Harper Denali Ranger Station awarded Lisa Roderick as the 2015 Mislow-Swanson Denali Pro Award recipient. As base camp manager on the Kahiltna Glacier, Lisa has served as a liaison between air taxi’s, Denali Park Rangers and climbers for 15 years.

This May, she will join the Denali Ranger Patrol up to 14,000 foot camp and beyond to see just what it is that puts that sparkle in the climber’s eyes.

KTNA’s Katie Writer spoke with Lisa in the studio on Wednesday.

 

2016 Oosik Classic Results

On Saturday, over 500 skiers participated in the 2016 Oosik Classic Ski Race. As usual, skiers ranged from members of competitive collegiate teams to casual racers in costumes.

Sixty-one skiers competed in the longer thirty-nine kilometer race. Among the men, third place went to Nicholas Lovett with a time of one hour, fifty-seven minutes, forty-eight seconds. Jan Cech took second place with a time of one hour, fifty-seven minutes, one second. Michael Fehrenbach won the race with a time of one hour, fifty-five minutes, thirty-eight seconds. The top three women were Martina Himma at two hours, twenty-nine minutes, twelve seconds, Hanna Slotte with a time of two hours, twenty-two minutes, and first-place finisher Shalane Frost with a time of two hours, twenty minutes, thirteen seconds.

The vast majority of this year’s participants skied the shorter twenty-five kilometer race. The top three men’s finishes were Gary Snyder in third, Andrew Hull in second, and Gus Schumacher in first with a time of one hour, nineteen minutes, nineteen seconds. The top three women were Sadie Fox in third, Krista Heeringa in second, and Christina Turman in first with a time of one hour, thirty minutes, twenty-three seconds.

Troopers seek help in finding Willow man

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Henry Hodge (r). Photo Courtesy: Alaska State Troopers

Update:  Troopers say that Henry Hodge has been found safe.  The Silver Alert has been canceled.

The Alaska State Troopers have released a Silver Alert for a missing Willow man.

Troopers are seeking information on the whereabouts of 76-year-old Henry Hodge. Hodge is five feet, ten inches tall, and weighs one-hundred-ninety pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing black Levi jeans, a red plaid shirt, black vest, and tan jacket. Hodge was driving a white Dodge Ram four door with license plate FUW497. The truck also has a red Honda generator in the bed. He was last seen on Erika Drive in Willow.

Troopers ask that anyone with information call 907-451-5100 or 9-1-1.

Silver Alerts are issued when vulnerable adults go missing and are believed to potentially be in danger.

Susitna Writer’s Voice–“Not Your Ordinary Milk Cow”, by Maureen Chambrone

Maureen as a witch

Maureen as a witch

 

 

 

 

It was fall of 2006 and, for as much as I wanted to finish my almost done cabin in Talkeetna, I just had to escape. A huge log chipping operation was going on well within hearing distance of what had been a semi remote and peaceful place for me. I could not bear listening to the BEEP!   BEEP! BEEP! of backing up semis and logging equipment and the 24 hour drone in the distance where I once had heard silence. So I went to Mexico.

I found an ad in The Caretaker Gazette for a caretaker needed on a 17,000 acre ranch in a remote part of the Sierra Madres. After minimal e-mailing where I told about myself in just a few sentences, Cindy, the co-owner of the ranch, had accepted me. “I just had a hunch about you,” she told me later.

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