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


Sunshine Transit to get new vans

Friday, June 11, 2010

A request for two new vehicles for the Sunshine Transit system was spared from Governor Sean Parnell’s red pen slashing through the state budget. (more…)

Nuggets-Summertime health topics

Thursday, June 10, 2010

In this Nuggets program from our archive, local health care provider Keith Kehoe talks about the reasons he sees patients this time of year, and gives us some advice about how to stay out of trouble!

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H1N1 vaccine comes to Susitna Valley

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Sunshine Community Health Center, in conjunction with the Mat Su Public Health Center, is hosting a mass H1N1 vaccine dispensing clinic this Thursday.

The clinic will be at the Montana Creek Baptist Church at milepost 98.5 of the Parks Highway.  The state supply restrictions have been lifted and the vaccine is now available and free of charge for all interested residents in the northern valley over six months of age.  The clinic is scheduled for 1 pm to 6 pm.  It will be provided on a first come first served basis, while the vaccine lasts.

The seasonal flu vaccine will also be available upon request at the same clinic.

Any individual that has specific health care concerns and questions is encouraged to talk to their primary health care provider before getting the vaccines.

The vaccine is being transported from the lower Mat Su area, so sudden, severe winter weather conditions could change clinic day and time.

This event has been in the planning for several weeks and a number of local EMS volunteers will be on hand to assist in dispensing the vaccine.

Vaccines for H1N1 available to all

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The state of Alaska is now allowing anyone who wants the H1N1 vaccine to receive it. (more…)

Memorial unveiled for health provider Stevens

Monday, November 23, 2009

A long overdue memorial was unveiled at the Sunshine Community Health Clinic on Sunday.  Friends and collegues gathered at the health center to remember Jessica Stevens, PA, and to applaud the permanent reminder of her dedication to the health and well being of those in the Upper Valley and around the world.

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Students vaccinated against H1N1 virus

Sunday, November 15, 2009

On Friday,  students of the Talkeetna Elementary, Trapper Creek Elementary and Su Valley High schools lined up to be vaccinated against the swine flu. The vaccinations were not mandatory but most students had their parent’s consent to get either the nasal spray or shot to ward off the H1N1 virus. (more…)

In the field

Friday, November 13, 2009


SUNSHINE TRANSIT— When winter moved in last Wednesday in form of a steady and substantial snowfall, the free Sunshine Transit running from downtown Talkeetna via the Sunshine Community Health Center to the Parks Highway and back provided a  safe way to get around. John Lingon caught a ride from Whigmi Road to get to work in town. Photo by Diana Haecker

Students in the upper valley scheduled to receive H1N1 vaccine

Monday, November 9, 2009

School nurse Barbara Mercer is headed to Wasilla this week to pick up vaccines for students in Trapper Creek and Talkeetna Elementaries as well as Su Valley High.

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H1N1 vaccine arrives in Talkeetna

Friday, October 30, 2009

The first batch of H1N1 vaccines arrived in Talkeetna’s Sunshine Community Health Center recently and is available for a few targeted populations. The clinic received 20 doses of the vaccine which contains a weakened live virus. Sunshine clinic doctor Mary Loeb explained that this particular vaccine is in the form of a nasal spray. Since it contains the weakened live virus, it is only to be given out to healthy people from 2 to 49 years of age. Pregnant women or persons with existing health problems like heart diseases, kidney diseases or asthma are not eligible. Since there is only a limited amount of the vaccine available, the Sunshine Health Center aims to administer the vaccines first to day care workers who take care of small children, and children between 2 and 4 years of age. (more…)