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


Choose Respect walk scheduled Saturday

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Over 60 communities in Alaska are taking part in the Governor’s Choose Respect campaign.  An Upper Susitna Support group has been planning an event for months and has scheduled their walk for respect on Saturday, rather than next Thursday, the day the Governor’s march is held in Anchorage.  (for the stories mentioned, go to our archives for more information)


Indiana man arrested in Talkeetna to be extradited

Friday, March 18, 2011

Alaska State Troopers and the Fugitive Task Force apprehended two people staying in a cabin off the Talkeetna River on Thursday.

Troopers say they had been investigating the location of Nathan Dalton, 35, from Indiana and Katherine Cook, 25 also of Indiana, for several months after receiving information that Dalton had a warrant from Indiana for murder and failure to appear in court.(*** this is incorrect – the warrant was for probation violation – read further for the correction) (more…)

Myers pleads guilty

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Last week, Tim Myers,45, of Talkeetna appeared in Palmer court to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges.

On October 31 of last year, Myers was arrested by Alaska State Troopers after a 911 call was received.  He was accused of verbally and physically assaulting his girlfriend at the time as well as damaging property. (more…)

Morning news cast – Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

KTNA’s news, weather, announcements and Denali Echoes, with Diana Haecker. Local news headlines: Troopers investigate death of six-year old Willow girl; Talkeetna resident sentenced to four years for DV crime; Friends of Talkeetna Library receive mini-grant. (16 min.)

[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/AmNews-20110119.mp3|titles=KTNA morning news for Wednesday, January 19, 2011]

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…)

Morning news cast – Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

KTNA’s local morning news, announcements, weather and Denali Echoes, for Friday, January 14, 2011. Local news headlines: Controversial DOT project gets attention from legislators; AKRR holds open house; Talkeetna Bachelor Society announce recipients for funds. (16 min.)

[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/AMNews-20110114.mp3|titles=KTNA morning news cast Friday January 14, 2011]

Domestic Violence: Abuse born out of irrational beliefs

Thursday, December 9, 2010

In KTNA’s continued series on domestic violence, we look at the mind of the abuser. What are the red flags that signal an abusive relationship? What promotes the cycle of abuse? Clinical social worker Lisa Hay runs a program that works with domestic violence perpetrators in Fairbanks and shares her insights.

[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/20101208-dvabuser.mp3|titles=DV: The mind of the abuser]

Bachelor Auction brings largest sale to date

Monday, December 6, 2010

The 30th Annual Bachelor Auction almost didn’t happen.  But a flurry of activity of volunteers made it happen.  The event brought at least 2 firsts – the sale of a state trooper and the highest bid in the 30 year history. Proceeds go to Women and Children in Crisis and domestic violence causes as well as a few other local charities.


Change in society needed to end domestic violence, says state coordinator

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

In July, Governor Sean Parnell hired a specialist to deal with the rampant domestic violence and sexual abuse occurrences in Alaska. Katie Tepas  is the person and she says that nothing less than a change in society is needed to end domestic violence. KTNA continues coverage of domestic violence issues with an overview of what Tepas’ office tries to accomplish.

[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/20101129-dvTepas.mp3|titles=State Domestic Violence coordinator]

New Group Formed To Tackle Domestic Violence in the Upper Valley