The Mat Su Borough Assembly on Tuesday Night passed a resolution creating an advisory committee on Tall Towers. The resolution, sponsored by Mayor DeVilbiss will be made up of members of the Tall Tower industry and citizens of the borough, and will be charged with advising the assembly on regulations governing tall towers. KTNA’s Lorien Nettleton has more:
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Subsistence will be conducting a survey of how residents are using the land and resources of the Susitna Valley. That survey is scheduled to start in January 2013. To give residents a better idea of what the survey hopes to understand, the research team was in Talkeetna on Friday night to give an informational presentation. KTNA’s Lorien Nettleton has more.
by Phillip Manning
With winter fast-apporaching, Talkeetna residents are likely to start looking for activities to stay active and healthy during the colder months, especially activities geared toward children. The Green Light Circus is a youth-centric fitness and recreation program in Talkeetna. While the summer circus camp and performance is their highest profile event, the circus does not, in fact, leave town once the show is over.
The Talkeetna Community Council has identified a number of measures they would like the Borough and State to address to diminish the impact of future high water flood events.
Council Member Robert Gerlach is asking the Mat Su Department of Public Works to look in to the conditions that contributed to higher-than normal flood waters during September’s flood event. (more…)
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.