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


Troopers investigate death of 6-year-old Willow girl

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Alaska Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a six-year old child after emergency services were called out on Friday to a home off Willow-Fishhook Road. Troopers say that they received a report of a child not breathing on Friday at 8:21 a.m. Troopers say that the child, Leaa Petros, was pronounced dead on scene. (more…)

Talkeetna man pleads guilty to assault, sentenced to four years

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Last Friday, 25-year old Talkeetna resident Orrin Pinard was sentenced to four years in prison after having pleaded guilty to charges of assault and cruelty to animals. (more…)

Dog breeder arrested for animal cruelty

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

RESCUED— A newborn pup rests at the Mat-Su Animal shelter after having been rescued along with 156 other dogs of all ages from dog breeder Frank Rich. Photo courtesy of Carol Vardeman/ Mat-Su Borough

TALKEETNA— The Mat-Su Borough animal shelter is bursting at its seams as animal control officials removed 157 malnourished dogs on Tuesday night from a dog breeder in the Montana Creek area and placed them in their care.

Burgener trial suspended as accused plea bargains

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The trial of Mary Joe Burgener was postponed indefinitely this morning (tues) when she has agreed to a change of plea presented to her earlier.

According to the agreement with the court,  she will serve 2 years with a one year suspension.  She then serves two years of probation and will undergo treatment.

Richard Burgener says he is satisfied with the agreement.  Mary Joe Burgener was charged with custodial interference in the first degree.   She remains at Hiland Correctional Facility.

Morning Newscast – Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

KTNAs morning news, weather forecast, Denali echos, announcements for January 11th.  Host is Will Peterson.  Headlines – Borough animal care deals with 130 dead or emaciated dogs on a property near Talkeetna; Troopers look for help on moose shooting incident; Mat Su CVB holds mayor forum; Burgener trial begins today.  16 min.

Burgener trial begins Tuesday

Monday, January 10, 2011

The trial of Mary Joe Burgener, formerly of Talkeetna, is set to begin tomorrow morning in Palmer Court.

Burgener is accused of taking her child out of state and not notifying the father, as well as unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. (more…)

Wildlife Troopers ask for assistance in illegal moose shooting incidents

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Alaska Wildlife Troopers from the Talkeetna Post are asking for the public’s help to identify suspects in the shooting of 2 moose with a bow and arrow in the Shirley Lake and Michigan street area in Willow.  The incidents occurred late in 2010 and Troopers are asking the public for assistance. (more…)

Myers trial postponed

Friday, January 7, 2011

The trial for Timothy Myers that was set to begin on January 6 has been postponed to a later date. (more…)

Escapee and accomplice arrested after prison break

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Forty-four year old Mat-Su Pretrial facility inmate Kent Matte was arrested six hours after he escaped prison in Palmer. Matte is back behind bars and so is an accomplice who is charged with hindering prosecution.