KTNA Studio – Dave Totten, artist

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KTNA Studio

KTNA On Air Studio, Jan 2013

Photo by Deb Wessler

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Winter Black-capped Chickadee

winter chickadee

Photo by Robin Song

Fish Lake morning

Fish Lake morning

photo: Robin Song


Denali Arts Council hires new ED

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Denali Arts Council’s Board of Directors have hired a new executive director.  Joellen Bye signed a contract Friday and started today  in her new position.  The E-D position was vacated by Mindy Lindgren at the end of February. (more…)

One Tree Project, Earth Day tap into spring

Friday, April 15, 2011

An event that normally brings over 200 people into downtown Talkeetna is scheduled for this Saturday.  Earth Day in Talkeetna started over a decade ago and has continued under the direction of various people over the years. Colleen Love, who is coordinating her fourth Earth Day commemoration, spoke with Sue Deyoe about the event and what it offers residents of the Northern Susitna Valley:

[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/20110415EarthDayFinal.mp3|titles=Colleen Love, Earth Day, Talkeetna, Alaska]

The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “Tap into Spring”. In addition to the featured One Tree Project presentations by Arthur and Karen Mannix, (more…)

Talkeetna Historical Society seats brand new board of directors

Thursday, April 14, 2011

After several months of upheaval, the Talkeetna Historical Society has a new board of directors.

Past President of the society, Rich Crain, said he was gladly handing over the reins and was off to ‘follow his bliss’ . (more…)

Talkeetna Village Park ‘Live at 5’ to continue

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The popular Live at 5 concert series initiated last year will continue this summer.

Both Denali Arts Council and the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce are planning the event, held in the Talkeetna Village Park every Friday throughout the summer from 5 pm to 7 pm. (more…)

PFD and Pick Click Give deadline is March 31st

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The PFD filing deadline is looming as is the Pick Click and Give program deadline for 2011. (more…)

Arts Council and NSI propose Folk School

Friday, March 11, 2011

Two Talkeetna area non profits are talking about teaming up to purchase a piece of property on the edge of downtown Talkeetna.  Although many people have eyed the property, the two organizations have now gone public with their idea in hopes to get feedback from the community..  (see John Campbell folk school and North House Folk School)


Zombies come to Talkeetna

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Film makers are not new to the village of Talkeetna, but this month brings the first zombie horror film entirely set in Alaska AND Talkeetna.  Dozens of people showed up to a casting call Monday afternoon.  Producer Joe Davison tried to sort out zombies from the regular cast and interview wannabe film stars…


Morning news cast – Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

KTNA’s news, weather, announcements and Denali Echoes for Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, hosted by Diana Haecker. Local news headlines: Denali Arts Council executive director resigns; Trapper Creek organizes design contest for signs; Rookie Dallas Seavey wins the Yukon Quest. (16 min.)

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Denali Arts Council executive director resigns

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The executive director of the Denali Arts Council has handed in her resignation, effective February 28. Mindy Lindgren has been leading the organization for four years, first as the business director, then the executive director. (more…)