The One tree project at the Talkeetna Elementary School is in its next phase. Several men spent the day Monday measuring, discussing, clipping and chopping the birch tree into the segments that were requested by artisans in the community. The project encourages the community to use every piece of bark, inch of root and limb of the tree.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program expanded to the Upper Susitna Valley with the aim to boost early childhood literacy – and imagination. Diana Haecker has this report.
The proposed installation of wood-fired boilers to heat the new Su Valley High School is making progress. The Mat-Su Borough threw its weight behind the project and submitted a grant application to receive state funds to finance the project.
There are a couple of corrections and additions to the Borough election results. The Borough reports there are 1,917 votes left to count. (more…)
Election results from both the Talkeetna Community council board of directors AND the Borough municipal elections have been tabulated. Turnout was low across the Borough. 14% of Susitna voters turned out to vote. 21% of Talkeetna voters went to the polls and 9% of Trapper Creek voted.
LEARNING FROM THE PROS— A vocalist with the Canadian band “Chic Gamine” directs Su Valley students during a guest performance at Su Valley High last Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Photo by Diana Haecker
SUNSHINE— Su Valley music students had the chance to learn from professional musicians last week when Canadian band Chic Gamine stopped in to teach them a song and talk about music.
In the upcoming Mat-Su Borough elections, voters have five propositions to decide on. Ballot measure Three and Four are proposing to issue general obligation bonds to pay for major school renovations and sports facility improvements. KTNA reporter Diana Haecker has more.
KTNA’s morning news, weather, announcements and Denali Echoes, hosted by Trisha Costello. News headlines: Elections will decide on strong mayor vs. manager form of government for Mat-Su Borough; South Hunter to be christen Stevens Peak; Three school board seats are up for election. (16 min.)