Over 30 years ago, a concept called Project Ocean began. Talkeetna elementary students had the chance to travel for nine hours and experience the sea and learn science in the study of the ocean. This year, the 5th and 6th grade classes got to experience Project Earth for the first time. Sue Deyoe spoke with the students and the teacher about their trip.
People climb Denali for various causes – Climbing for the Cure, the Wounded Warrior project, climbing to support certain individuals. There is a team headed up the mountain at the end of the week that has Su Valley High School in mind.
Mat Su Borough voters may be voting on a $232 million bond package for school improvements this fall. (more…)
The Mat Su Borough approved roof repairs for the Trapper Creek elementary school last year and they asked the state for funds. By June of 2010, the Borough received word that the project had survived the Governor’s veto pen. $110,000 was allocated to the repair project. (more…)
Talkeetna Elementary School teacher Bruce Hamler and retired college professor Ed Craver have been mentoring 6th grade writers since December. Several of those writers have written poetry. In honor of National Poetry Month, these poets, Mr. Hamler, Mr. Craver and Talkeetna Elementary School shared their work with KTNA. Press play below to hear an interview with Ed Craver and the works of five young poets.
Mat Su School District introduced their draft 2012 budget to the Mat Su Borough Tuesday.
Click the link to browse the proposal. (its a 156 page pdf)
An event that normally brings over 200 people into downtown Talkeetna is scheduled for this Saturday. Earth Day in Talkeetna started over a decade ago and has continued under the direction of various people over the years. Colleen Love, who is coordinating her fourth Earth Day commemoration, spoke with Sue Deyoe about the event and what it offers residents of the Northern Susitna Valley:
The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “Tap into Spring”. In addition to the featured One Tree Project presentations by Arthur and Karen Mannix, (more…)
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…)
The Talkeetna Library is slated to receive almost $120,000 worth of repairs this summer.
James King, newly hired Borough Community Development Manager, says that replacing the entire building is on the Borough capital needs list, but it might be several years before the funding comes through to replace the entire building. (more…)