KTNA Studio – Dave Totten, artist

Photo by Deb Wessler

Photo by Dora Miller

KTNA Studio

KTNA On Air Studio, Jan 2013

Photo by Deb Wessler

Photo by James Trump

Winter Black-capped Chickadee

winter chickadee

Photo by Robin Song

Fish Lake morning

Fish Lake morning

photo: Robin Song


KTNA Art Auction

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


The 15th annual KTNA Art Auction

Sunday, September 5th————3pm ~ 8:15pm

Sheldon Community Arts Hangar

William Barstow ~ East Talkeetna


This year’s featured artist is David Totten. For more information on David Totten and this year’s Art Auction, please use this link. You can also look at a gallery of available art work on KTNA Talkeetna’s Facebook page by following this link.


Talkeetna resident Ardella Hagen dies

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ardella at her art booth , photo courtesy of Dora Miller

Talkeetna resident Ardella Rose Nelson Hagen, 79, died on August 11 at home after a brief bout of cancer.  A funeral was that evening at Talkeetna Baptist Church with Rev. Wes Hudson officiating.  (more…)


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Eugene, Oregon’s Rootdown bring their infectious enthusiasm to Talkeetna for one night of sublime rock and reggae.

“Their live performance is like a vibrant ray of sunshine, even where it rains most of the year.”

Or, so they say. Now you can be the judge.

Rootdown, live in concert, Thursday, August 26th at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar.



ROOTDOWN tickets



Master birch bark weaver comes to Talkeetna

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Last week, about 2 dozen people in the Upper Valley got a chance to take a course in birch bark basket weaving from a silviculturist.  John Zasada was visiting from northern Minnesota’s North House Folk School and gave two one day courses in the art of using birch bark.  Sue Deyoe spoke with him about his second career..

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Longtime Talkeetna resident Curt Wagner dies

Monday, July 26, 2010

Curt on his 87th birthday

Longtime Talkeetna and Trapper Creek resident Curt Wagner died quietly Monday morning at Mat Su Regional Hospital. He would have been 88 years old on August 18th. (more…)

In the field

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

LIVE AT FIVE— Rocco John and Murray Nash delighted the crowd under sunny skies during the Live-at-Five event held at the Village Park in Talkeetna on July 9. Live-at-Five presents different musicians every Friday afternoon this summer. Photo by Diana Haecker

Susitna Summer Celebration!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010



7:30 PM

Saturday, July 17th

at The Sheldon Community Arts Hangar

Mystery donor drives up bidding at Moose on Parade auction

Thursday, July 8, 2010

MOOSE ON PARADE AUCTION— Karen Schapansky auctions off a plywood moose during last Sunday’s Moose on Parade auction, a fundraiser for the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce, Talkeetna Artists Guild and the Historical Society. Photo by Diana Haecker

The Moose on Parade and auction held a pleasant surprise for Talkeetna non-profits as a mystery donor helped raise more than $4,000  during the annual event.

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Nuggets-Poet Tom Sexton

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Poet Tom Sexton

Former state poet laureate Tom Sexton talks with host Ed Craver about his craft. He reads several poems from his latest collection, For the Sake of the Light. Audio runs about a half hour.

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