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.
LEAVING TALKEETNA— Dec. 17 was declared to be “Sue Drover Day” to honor Drover for her years of cheerful service at the Talkeetna Elementary School. Photo by Diana Haecker
TALKEETNA— Friday marks a special day at the Talkeetna Elementary School as a longtime employee is honored and the community can come by and bid farewell to Sue Drover.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/20101216-suedrover..mp3|titles=Sue Drover Day]
Its not Battle of the Books, for those who have ever participated in that very competitive state event, but its the Talkeetna Library’s first try at literary trivia. The event, planned for Wednesday at 7 pm will involve books, snacks and prizes. Teams and individuals can compete.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/20101213LiteraryTrivia.mp3|titles=20101213LiteraryTrivia]
The Mat Su Borough Assembly has received and accepted more funding from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management offices. (more…)
Trapper Creek recently reinstated a volunteer-run preschool program, but encountered a few challenges on the way. KTNA took a look at the options for preschool programs to get some funding, but neither the school district nor the state are obligated to help out.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/20101207-preschool.mp3|titles=Trapper Creek preschool program]
(aired on APRN 10/20 and KTNA 10/28) If it passes, Proposition B would provide a lot of work for next years construction season. $20 million for a pool at Mount Edgecumbe in Sitka, $18 million for the state museum, library and archive in Juneau, $20 million for a Fish and Game for a research facility on Near Island, and a little more than three million dollars for a new vocational education facility in Klawock. (more…)
SUPPORTING THE INCUMBENT— Delegates at the AFN convention greeted Senator Lisa Murkowski waving her campaign signs under the motto “Let’s make history”. Murkowski is waging a write-in campaign in the senatorial race. Photo by Diana Haecker
FAIRBANKS— On Thursday afternoon, Alaska political candidates and current office holders made appearances on stage as well as on the sidelines of the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Fairbanks. (more…)
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…)