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KTNA On Air Studio, Jan 2013

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Owner talks about canna-business in Talkeetna

Monday, February 15, 2016

Each year, new businesses come to Talkeetna. This year, with the passage of Ballot Measure 2 in 2014, one business owner is looking to get in on one of the state’s biggest potential growth industries. KTNA’s Phillip Manning has more.

Take a moment and picture the kind of person you think would want to open a marijuana dispensary in Downtown Talkeetna. Odds are that Joe McAneney is not what you imagined. Joe is clean-shaven with short hair and a business-like attitude. When we meet at the shop formerly known as The Chocolate Corner at the end of Main Street, he and his business partner Dan Nelson are taking a break from renovating the interior of the building.

 

Joe McAneney realizes he may not be exactly what people picture in someone looking to get into the cannabis industry.

 

“We think about the typical persona as a ‘stoner,’ someone who’s wearing a Bob Marley flag and has long dreadlocks. That’s great. There’s a lot of great people out there who personify that.”

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November Business Feature – Denali Brewing Company

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

During the quiet season in Talkeetna, many business scale back their operations or shutter the doors until spring. One new company thinks it’s found way to keep busy through the winter.

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Talkeetna utility customers may see large increase in bills

Friday, May 6, 2011

As the budgeting process for the next fiscal year at the Mat Su Borough for proceeds, the Talkeetna Sewer and Water Board is quickly trying to come up with solutions to financial issues that have been brought about by federal EPA standards. Utility customers may see a 35% increase or more, in their bills starting in July. (more…)

Business Feature for May – Talkeetna Grown CSA

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Community Supported Agriculture has become more popular across the US and in Alaska.  CSAs can take several forms. One such form is buying shares in a produce arrangement.  In the Business Feature for the month of May, Sue Deyoe speaks with Brian Kingsbury, who is starting up a second year of a truly local CSA —

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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…)

Trapper Creek council to hold elections

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Trapper Creek Community Council has a slate of candidates for their upcoming election April 27th and 28th and have scheduled a potluck dinner for the community to meet and talk to the candidates. (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 utility board gains new member

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TALKEETNA – The Mat Su Borough Assembly recently approved Jane Steere to be seated on the Talkeetna Sewer and Water Board.

The local utility board is an advisory board to the Borough’s Public Works. (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…)