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)
The executive director of the Denali Arts Council has handed in her resignation, effective February 28. Mindy Lindgren has been leading the organization for four years, first as the business director, then the executive director. (more…)
During last night’s Susitna Community Council meeting, questions arose about the process of the recently made community revenue share allocations. (more…)
A deadline to apply for research fellowships in the Denali National Park and other national parks in Alaska is coming up. (more…)
The proposed wood boiler project to help heat the Susitna Valley Jr./Sr. High school suffered a slight setback when the Alaska Energy Authority rejected a grant application. But a well-timed protest brought the project back in contention for possible state funding. Diana Haecker has more.
The Jessica Stevens Community Foundation awarded a $500 mini-grant to The Friends of the Talkeetna Library. (more…)
In their regular meeting on Thursday, the Susitna Community Council doled out their share of the 2009 community revenue share funds to four organizations. (more…)
Parents of children in the Mat Su School District all received an automated call this morning that schools are in “stay put” mode. Troopers are looking for a prisoner that escaped from Mat Su Pre trial early this morning. He is a Caucasian male, 44 years old, balding with red hair, 6’1″ tall and about 220 pounds. They have not released his name or what he is accused of, but Troopers consider him dangerous. Schools have locked their doors, but parents can still come in the school, it just means staff is being extra cautious in order to keep children safe.
The man was last seen wearing his yellow jumpsuit, pink undershirt and gray pants. He has noticeable tattoos on both his arms. If anyone has any information or sees this man, they can call 911.