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Responsible adults invited to imbibe beer by the boatload at the Talkeetna Brewfest

Thursday, October 4, 2012

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.

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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:

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Rhythm and Red Shoes Orchestra tunes up for a new season

Thursday, October 4, 2012

No town is too small for a symphony, and every fall in Talkeetna, a wide range of people pick up  a wide range of instruments to begin rehearsing through the dark, quiet months, creating a community of music. KTNA’s Lorien Nettleton has more:

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Presidential Debates on the big screen at Sheldon Arts Hangar

Thursday, October 4, 2012

by Melis Coady

On Wednesday night 30 people gathered at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar to watch the 2012 presidential candidates debate about domestic issues. The debate, streamed in high definition, elicited laughs and mixed reactions from the crowd as they heard Governor Mitt Romney battle President Obama over America’s sluggish economy, the merits of Obamacare, education reform and the nations energy policy. After the event, viewers overall were pleased that the candidates were civil, issue focused, and more clear about explaining differences in their policies. Many people in this area live without television or have data rate plans too slow to watch video footage of the candidates on the Internet. It was a great opportunity to see the candidates face to face on the big screen. (more…)

What price would you put on open space?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A two-year study to put the Mat-Su valley’s open spaces and natural resources into economic terms will be paying a visit to Talkeetna this week. The University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research is conducting a study that aims to place dollar values on the natural assets of the Mat-Su, agricultural areas, forests, wetlands and estuaries, open space and recreational land, and hopes to provide comprehensive economic data to support natural resource management and conservation projects. (more…)

Local grown dishes highlight Farm to School potluck

Thursday, October 4, 2012

October is National Farm to School Month, and to celebrate, Talkeetna Elementary opened its doors on Tuesday night to invite the community to sample a variety of locally-grown healthy dishes prepared by the kindergarten-through-sixth grades of Talkeetna Elementary. (more…)

Local, Borough election results

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Talkeetna Community Council Board Elections were held on Tuesday night, and each candidate running for the Board of directors was elected. Melis Coady, RG Denny will join the board, and Mary Farina, Robert Gerlach, Whitney Wolf have been reelected for two-year terms, and Carey Birdsall and Rick Schreiber will continue to serve their terms. 94 people voted in the local elections.

For Borough-wide elections, 16% of eligible voters in Talkeetna turned out, 9 % of Trapper Creek voters, and 8% of Sunshine voters made it to the polls. District 7 Representative  Vern Halter retained his seat on the Mat Su Assembly after running un-opposed.
Mayor Larry DeVilbis edged out challenger Mark Masteller with 61 percent of the vote in that race.

Su Valley Voice-9-26-2012-Flooding, Talkeetna Water and Sewer

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Host Lorien Nettleton talks to Mat-Su Borough Manager John Moosey, Assistant  Manager George Hayes, Borough Representative Vern Halter, and Talkeetna Water/Sewer Board co-chair Karen Schapansky talk about flood recovery and water/sewer issues in the KTNA studio. The program was about an hour long.

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Su Valley Voice-9-12-2012-Art, artists, and auction

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Host Lorien Nettleton gathers a handful of artists in the studio, two-by-two, and a couple people well-known in the local arts community: art auction coordinator Nick Condon, and man of many artistic hats, Tony Crocetto.

 

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Su Valley Voice-update on a new Talkeetna Library, and Friends of the Library fundraiser

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

KTNA’s news producer Lorien Nettleton talked to Talkeetna Public Librarian Ann Yadon and Friends of the Talkeetna Library spokesperson Sandra Mathiesen about current Library programs, why the community has supported a new facility, and the kickoff music fundraiser by the Friends of the Talkeetna Library at the Fairview Inn, ongoing ’til late tonight (Wednesday).

 

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