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


Governor Parnell releases his proposed 2012 budget

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Governor Parnell has announced his budget plan for Fiscal Year 2012. The operating and capital budgets total $11.1 billion, with $5.45 billion in state general funds. State agency operating growth has been limited to 1.9 percent.  The budget includes $65.7 million for the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) to conduct planning, design, and permitting for the Susitna Hydroelectric Project, which is estimated to meet half of the Railbelt’s electricity demand. The budget also includes funding for weatherization programs, renewable energy, and heating assistance.  KTNA listeners can stay tuned to tonights Alaska News Nightly for the full story or go to the link above to read all the numbers.

Borough mayor election held January 11

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Campaign season is revving up for the Borough mayoral election.

Larry DeVilbiss  attended the Talkeetna Community Council meeting Monday night and encouraged everyone to vote on January 11th for Mat Su Borough mayor.  (more…)

Borough assembly to vote on fate of Property Asset Management board

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mat-Su Borough deputy mayor Ron Arvin is proposing to get rid of the Real Property Asset Management Board and the borough assembly will consider the issue on Tuesday. (more…)

Borough manager still undecided

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Mat Su Borough Assembly went into two different executive sessions last week during their regularly scheduled Assembly meeting. (more…)

Hatcher Pass Management Plan adopted by state

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The State of Alaska recently adopted the Hatcher Pass Management Plan.

The plan affects almost 300 thousand acres of state land in the Hatcher Pass area.  (more…)

Eight running for Borough mayor

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

There are 8 candidates on the final list for Mat Su Borough mayor.  The deadline for application was Friday. (more…)

Morning Newscast – Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

KTNA’s morning news, weather forecast, Denali echos, announcements for November 16th. Host is Sue Deyoe. Headlines – Community councils get revenue sharing in 2012; Talkeetna resident Kevin Foster featured in ironworkers of the Western US book.  16 min.


Community councils can look forward to revenue sharing in 2012

Monday, November 15, 2010

Upper Susitna Valley councils are gathering ideas on how to spend state revenue share grants available through the Mat Su Borough.  Every council is approaching the $20,200 grant differently but all will end up with the money for a project or projects for their community area.  Revenue sharing has been available to communities outside of organized Boroughs for years, but 2009 was the first year it was available to Mat Su councils.


Mat Su Borough narrows candidate list

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Mat Su Borough Assembly has narrowed the Borough manager candidate list to three people. (more…)