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KTNA On Air Studio, Jan 2013

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Fish Lake morning

Fish Lake morning

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KTNA anniversary audio-A Moose Nugget

Friday, July 12, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio that we aired during the past two decades.

Here’s a “Nugget” from 2007,  the first year that KTNA volunteers produced the weekly program. This Nugget is about Talkeetna’s long-running Moose Dropping Festival, which always happened the second weekend in July. Here’s a look back at the discontinued two-day version of the festival, focusing on the VFW’s moose dropping game of chance. The show was produced and hosted by Charlie Loeb. Audio runs 25 minutes.

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Moose on Parade auction big success

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

This weekend’s Moose on Parade auction brought in more money than the previous year.  A total of 19 plywood decorated moose went to auction with a total of $4,855 raised. (more…)

VFW post closes for the winter

Thursday, November 4, 2010

CLOSING— The VFW post in Talkeetna has closed its bar and canteen. Photo by Diana Haecker

TALKEETNA— The Talkeetna VFW post has closed its doors for the winter. VFW chaplain Clarence Wells and commander Gary Stone confirmed that the VFW bar and canteen is out of business — at least for the time being. (more…)

Talkeetna Cronies top softball tourney Sunday

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The annual one pitch softball tournament in Talkeetna this past weekend brought in dozens, if not hundreds, of Alaskans to watch and play ball. Thirteen teams participated in the tournament. (more…)

With no Moose Dropping Festival, will Talkeetna have a quiet July 10?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Talkeetna Historical Society cancelled Moose Dropping Festival 2010 last fall after a raucous festival and a death in the river.  It leaves people wondering what might happen to the economy this year with no festival.  Nothing is planned in Talkeetna July 10th, and many are satisfied with that.

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Talkeetna Historical Society hurts for board members

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Talkeetna Historical Society is hurting for members on their board of directors. (more…)

Next year’s Moose Dropping Festival cancelled

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Talkeetna Historical has made a decision after last week’s town hall meeting.  The lack of support for continuing the festival was one of the deciding factors in the final vote this week.

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Downtown Talkeetna during Moose Dropping; photo courtesy of Diana Haecker

Downtown Talkeetna during Moose Dropping; photo courtesy of Diana Haecker

Historical Society make historical decision on Moose Dropping

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Talkeetna Historical Society Board of Directors announced at noon today their decision to cancel Moose Dropping Festival.  Listen for the full story on the decision tonight at 6 pm.

Attendees at town hall meeting make suggestions for future Festivals

Friday, August 14, 2009

About 50 people gathered at the VFW to give suggestions on Moose Dropping Festival. Some asked that next year’s festival be cancelled and others made recommendations. Troopers, Borough code compliance and the Talkeetna Historical Society took notes on comments. A final decision on next year’s festival will be made at the end of August.

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