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


Assembly okays tower committee, regulations on towers in November agenda

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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:


Resource harvests for subsistence use under study in 2013

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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.

The Circus Never Leaves Town

Monday, October 15, 2012

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.

Council eyes dyke repair, RailRoad embankment as areas for flood mitigation

Friday, October 12, 2012

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…)

Talkeetna Chamber says summer season was above average

Friday, October 12, 2012

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.


Su Valley Voice-State mental health and substance abuse boards in Talkeetna

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The guests on this Su Valley Voice represent the Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. They discuss behavioral health in Alaska with host Lorien Nettleton, and hear from several residents.

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A community feast for behavioral health

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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.
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Yoder Road closed Monday

Monday, October 8, 2012

The culvert added near the Montana Creek bridge on Yoder Road after the weekend closure failed to prevent another washout on the road.

Video and photos by Yoder Road resident Robert Ambrose.


Yoder Road washout 10-8

Yoder Road near bridge 10-08 IMG_0813


Yoder Road 2nd culvert 10-8 IMG_0815






Yoder Road passable

Sunday, October 7, 2012

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.

unofficial camping area-photo by Robert Ambrose

Looking toward Spur Road from new culvert-photo by Robert Ambrose