TALKEETNA – The story of the tragic fire one mile south of Sheep Creek Lodge continues to unfold. Reporter John Moses is covering the story in depth and has posted information on one of the victim’s background. KTNA will continue to cover the story as it unfolds, but readers that would like further information at this point can go to Alaska Pioneer Press to read more on the story, which appears to be a horrific tale of domestic violence.
After much speculation about the future of the Bachelor Ball and Wilderness Woman’s contest, Bachelor Society president Rich Crain has confirmed there will be a Bachelor auction this year on December 4th.
The event is in its 30th year. After holding several meetings where no bachelors showed up, Crain said he had given up hope. However, after word got out on the street that the event might be cancelled, he says men came out of the woodwork. (more…)
A man charged with assault in the beating of a Talkeetna woman is still held at the Mat-Su pretrial facility. (more…)
KTNA’s morning news, weather forecast, Denali echos and announcements for November 2nd. Host is Sue Deyoe. Headlines – Voters of the Susitna Valley go the polls; Charging documents in the Clark/Fast murder case filed; Robert Sheldon appointed to AIDEA board; Troopers respond to home violence near downtown. 16 min.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS— Cook Inlet Tribal Council president Gloria O’Neill delivered the key note address during the opening of the 2010 convention of the Alaska Federation of Natives in Fairbanks. O’Neil highlighted the need for an overhaul of the education system for all Alaskans. Photo by Diana Haecker
FAIRBANKS— The convention of the Alaska Federation of Natives kicked off in Fairbanks this morning with speeches by Alaska Governor Sean Parnell, Congressman Don Young and a key note address by Gloria O’Neill with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council. (more…)
The Talkeetna Bachelor Society has made a decent amount of money during their annual bachelor auction two weeks ago and is now looking to spend it locally on good causes. The Bachelors are soliciting written letters of request from local organizations for portions of the funds earned.
This weekend, dozens of people gathered to watch and participate in the Wilderness Woman’s contest and Bachelor Ball. The money raised this year, was less than last year’s record setter, but still within the range of the past several years.
One day was barely enough to fit all events into a 24-hour time period on Saturday, December 5. The Talkeetna Bachelor Society held their annual Wilderness Woman contest; the PTA drew artists, shoppers and droves of kids to the Talkeetna Elementary School for a holiday bazaar; a chili contest behind the Fairview Inn watered the mouths of wilderness woman contest spectators as they warmed near the bonfire. And at night, women donning their finest, navigated in high heels to the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar to the centerpiece of the day’s festivities, the Talkeetna Bachelor Auction and Ball. Other activities not pictured: the high school hockey game, the annual Christmas parade and the second annual Sven and Olie Ski Race Photos by Diana Haecker
Governor Parnell is in good company calling for the end of domestic violence and sexual assault as the local Bachelor Society has been on the mission for years to do the same – in its own creative way. The annual Bachelor’s Auction and Ball is a unique fundraiser which proceeds go to various local organizations that tackle domestic violence. Diana Haecker has the story.