KTNA Studio – Dave Totten, artist

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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


Community improvements selected for Trapper Creek

Monday, November 19, 2012

At the November 15 Trapper Creek Community Council meeting the voting results for Fiscal Year 2011 and 2012 Community Revenue Sharing Projects were decided. The community had the opportunity to vote on the projects and prioritize as they saw fit. Of the four projects proposed, three will be fully funded once the Mat Su Borough approves them. The three projects funded received the greatest support in the community’s vote. (more…)

Talkeetna Community Council meeting briefs

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It was a full house at the Talketna Community council’s November meeting, which took place for more than two-and a half-hours on Monday night at the Talkeetna Elementary School. Newly elected council members RG Denny and Melis Coady were seated on the Council Board. (more…)

Susitna Community Council elections, and a report on a wood fuel source for Su Valley High

Friday, November 2, 2012

Voters in the Susitna Community Council elected members to the Board of Directors on Thursday night. 24 ballots were cast, and Vonda Baker, Justin Koles and Bill Stearns retained their seats. They will be joined by, Mark Stahl, Gary Peters and Trevor Walters. The elections will be certified on November 8th, and members will be appointed as officers at a future meeting of the council.

The Susitna Council heard a presentation from Arthur Mannix about the proposed Forest Education and Improvement Study area in the Parks Highway and Rabbideaux Creek natural resource management units, which would provide a wood fuel source for Susitna Valley Jr/Sr high school’s new boiler, and provide an opportunity to develop a sustainable harvest forest for teaching purposes. (more…)

Trapper Creek revenue share grants are open to voting through Nov. 10

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Trapper Creek Community Council has reviewed the proposals for Revenue Sharing Fund grants to be used for the benefit of the community.

The decision of which projects to fund is up to the voters of the Trapper Creek Community. Voting will take place starting Octobere 29th through November 10th at the Trapper Creek Library.

Projects proposed include: (more…)

Non-Resident landowners could soon have a voice in Community Councils

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Borough Mayor Larry DeVilbiss has submitted an ordinance that, if passed, would make it possible for non-resident property owners and commercial land-owners to have a membership in area Community Councils.

The ordinance states that people who own property and pay taxes should be allowed a voice in the local decisions in planning and land use. (more…)

Morning Newscast – Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

KTNA’s morning news, weather forecast, Denali echoes, and announcements for November 22nd. Host is Trisha Costello. Headlines: Parks Highway fight ends in shooting, Non-resident Landowners as voting members of area Community Councils.


Susitna Council votes to send opinion to Redistricting Board

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Susitna Council voted to send a message to the Alaska Redistricing Board – asking for a fair share.  The letter will actually say the Mat Su area should get what the council says should be 5 1/2 House seats instead of the plan the Redistristing Board proposes,  which is 3 seats and 2 shared seats. (more…)

Talkeetna council mulls over CIP list and other projects

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Capital Improvement Projects list was high on the Talkeetna Community Council agenda Monday evening.  A good portion of the meeting was spent discussing several potentially large projects in downtown Talkeetna as well as discussion centering around the upcoming meetings on the Talkeetna Lakes Park trails and the Riverfront and Village park area. (May 11th and 12th at the Talkeetna Elementary school) (more…)

Trapper Creek Community Council elects board of directors

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Trapper Creek Community Council held their annual board of directors elections last week and re-elected incumbents and one new member. (more…)