KTNA Studio – Dave Totten, artist

Photo by Deb Wessler

Photo by Dora Miller

KTNA Studio

KTNA On Air Studio, Jan 2013

Photo by Deb Wessler

Photo by James Trump

Winter Black-capped Chickadee

winter chickadee

Photo by Robin Song

Fish Lake morning

Fish Lake morning

photo: Robin Song


Susitna Council doles out community revenue share funds

Friday, January 7, 2011

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…)

Mat Su Schools in safety mode after prisoner escapes

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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.

Talkeetna Elementary School honors leaving employee

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sue Drover

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.

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Talkeetna Library hosting literary trivia event

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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.


Borough receives Homeland Security funds for emergency services

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Mat Su Borough Assembly has received and accepted more funding from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management offices. (more…)

Volunteers keep Trapper Creek preschool program alive

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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.

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Voters to decide on education bonds

Thursday, October 28, 2010

(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…)

AFN: Delegates endorse Lisa Murkowski

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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…)

AFN: Annual convention begins in Fairbanks

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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…)