With the end of tourist season, Talkeetna has slowed down to a more leisurely pace. The Tourism Industry across Alaska is settling in to their spreadsheets to have a look at the numbers. To get an idea of how 2012 has treated Talkeetna so far, KTNA’s Lorien Nettleton spoke with Chamber of Commerce President Andi Manning, and has this report.
The Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Boards on Alcohol and Substance abuse are holding a quarterly meeting in Talkeetna this week, and on Tuesday Evening they are hosting a community potluck to engage residents about behavioral health.
Kate Burkhart is the Executive Director of the Alaska Mental Health Board. She says that in order for the combined Boards to do their job of providing planning and coordination of behavioral health services for the state of Alaska, they get out into communities as often as possible.
Yoder Road was passable Sunday by driving through water, and a work crew was adding a second culvert to Yoder Road after these photos were taken.
Notice to Yoder Road residents: Local fire department personnel report that Yoder Road has washed out in several places today.
The State of Alaska is making disaster assistance centers available to flood-affected individuals to apply for assistance grants in several areas throughout the Mat Su Borough in the coming week. In Talkeetna, residents can submit applications to begin the application process for grants to recover losses from the flood, on Monday and Tuesday at the Upper Susitna Senior Center.
The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has identified 13-hundred structures affected by Septembers flood disaster. As homeowners continue to slog through paperwork for disaster claims, FEMA has stepped in to join the state’s recovery efforts. (more…)
Beer brewers from around the state and pacific northwest will be represented at the first-annual Talkeetna Brewfest on Friday night at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar. Hosted by the award-winning Denali Brewing Company and the Northern Susitna Institute, a broad selection of suds will be available for sampling starting at six.
The event will offer a dizzying array of brewed options in four-ounce servings, while generating some funds for the Northern Susitna Institute.
Sassan Mossanen, one of the owners of Denali Brewing Company, helped organize the Brewfest, after the original idea came around several years ago. After being forced to re-schedule the event due to flooding in Talkeetna on the original date, he says its a high honor and a good cause.
As a preview of what is in store this Friday night, Mossanen offered this mouth-watering summary of some of the beers scheduled to be poured at the festival: