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…)
Talkeetna Elementary School has lost its Title 1 funding for the upcoming school year, mostly due to failure by parents to fill out forms for free and reduced lunch. That loss and the possibility of district funding cuts have sent PTA members scrambling to ask for help. Sue Deyoe spoke with Principal Wadman and the school district about what the Title 1 loss may mean…
The Alaska Trails has organized a weekend event in April to bring together trail users of all types for classes on trail building, grant writing and a dozen other topics. Deadline for early registration is April 1st.
Two Talkeetna area non profits are talking about teaming up to purchase a piece of property on the edge of downtown Talkeetna. Although many people have eyed the property, the two organizations have now gone public with their idea in hopes to get feedback from the community.. (see John Campbell folk school and North House Folk School)