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


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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Susitna Summer Celebration!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Weeping Willies!

Join the Weeping Willies

for a

Susitna Summer Celebration Dance Party

presented by KTNA Talkeetna.

KTNA presents: A Susitna Summer Celebration Dance Party featuring The Weeping Willies live in concert, Saturday, July 17th beginning at 7:30 pm at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar.

This group features the original music of local Talkeetna performers Steve and Jon Durr, Doug Geeting, Carl Besece and Geoff Pfeiffer.

This promises to be a great night of dancing to Home Grown music with a Talkeetna flavor on Talkeetna’s largest dance floor.

Come out and enjoy a night of great music and bring your friends and your family out for a good time. Beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 7 pm.

In the field

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Green Light Circus entertained Talkeetna at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar for three evenings last Thursday through Saturday. The events are the culmination of a three-week circus camp for local kids with Green Light Circus instructors. Photos by Diana Haecker

In the field

Thursday, June 17, 2010

GREEN LIGHT CIRCUS PARADE— The circus is in town and nobody missed that fact as jugglers and acrobats took to Main Street in downtown Talkeetna. Green Light Circus performances are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar. Photo by Diana Haecker

Unique program brings tourists and locals together

Friday, June 11, 2010

Following a unique fundraiser model pioneered in Fairbanks, two Talkeetna non-profits found a creative way to tap into tourism dollars flowing into the community. The Denali Arts Council and the Sunshine Transit teamed up to offer tourists a real Alaska experience and make some money in the process.

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Friday afternoon music concerts an effort to make park family friendly

Thursday, June 10, 2010

In an effort to clean up the Talkeetna Village Park this summer, the Chamber of Commerce and the Denali Arts Council teamed up to present “Live at Five” concerts.  The event is produced to bring families to downtown Talkeetna during the dinner hour for family music in the Park.

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Richard Nelson speaks in Talkeetna

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Do you know how to tell a muskox grunt from that of a walrus? Or do you know the sound of thousands of sand piper wings taking off? If you do, it’s probably thanks to Richard Nelson, host of the radio show “Encounters”. Talkeetna residents were treated to an evening with Richard Nelson on Monday night at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar.

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In the field

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Talkeetna community was treated to a circus performance on Friday afternoon by Talkeetna Elementary students K through sixth grade, after artist in residence Meghan Holton worked with the kids on their circus acts for the past two weeks. Photos by Diana Haecker

Emmila A. Denny scholars announced at DAC meeting

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Emmila A. Denny scholarship winners were announced at the Denali Arts council meeting Monday evening.  Winners of the three hundred dollar scholarships are Tyler Figley, Emily Hartley, Ian Mannix, Denali Morgan and Laura Wright. (more…)