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


Locals concerned about proposed military training area expansion

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The military held an open house on Tuesday night at the Swiss Alaska Inn in Talkeetna to present information about planned expansions of Air Force, Army and Navy training areas. Trisha Costello was there and gathered local reactions to the proposals that would mostly affect the airspace east and north of Talkeetna.


Mat Su CVB holds mayor candidate forum

Monday, January 10, 2011

Friday, the public had one last chance to hear from Borough mayoral candidates.  A full hour was taken to ask questions and get information from 4 of the 8 candidates for mayor.  The election is Tuesday, January 11th.  Polls open at 7 .m. and close at 8 pm.  Below is the candidate forum in 4 sections, approximately 15 minutes each.

[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/MayorForum11.mp3|titles=MayorForum1] [audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/MayorForum2.mp3|titles=MayorForum2] [audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/MayorForum3.mp3|titles=MayorForum3] [audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/MayorForum4.mp3|titles=MayorForum4]

Mayoral candidate Ken Clark weighs in on his decision to run for mayor

Monday, January 3, 2011

My name is Kenneth Clark.
I have been an Alaska resident since 1974 (36-years).

3. How long have I lived in Mat-Su borough?
I purchased a home in the valley (Mat-Su borough) in 1985 (25-years). (more…)

Borough mayoral candidate Larry DeVilbiss

Monday, January 3, 2011

Larry DeVilbiss is one of 8 candidates running for mayor in the special election January 11th.  He spoke with Sue Deyoe before Christmas about his background and why he is running. (3.5 min)


Mayoral candidate David Wilson

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The special elections to vote for a new borough mayor are scheduled for January 11 and eight men have filed their paperwork to join the race for mayor. KTNA continues its series to introduce the candidates with this story on David Wilson of Wasilla.

[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/20101222-elexWilson11.mp3|titles=David Wilson mayoral candidate]

Governor proposes to fund Susitna Dam

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Governor Sean Parnell’s proposed budget includes funding projects and initiatives that are likely to impact the upper Susitna valley. The governor’s budget plan totals $11.1 billion. (more…)

Mayoral candidate Brian Sullivan prefers controlled growth

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Mat-Su Borough’s special election to determine a new mayor is set for January 11. Eight candidates threw their hats in the ring and are currently campaigning to win borough residents’ votes. KTNA introduces the candidates, starting with  Brian Sullivan.

[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/20101217-elexBSullivan.mp3|titles=Borough mayor election candidate Brian Sullivan]

Eight running for Borough mayor

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

There are 8 candidates on the final list for Mat Su Borough mayor.  The deadline for application was Friday. (more…)

Talkeetna voters turn out in record numbers

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The State’s Division of Elections registered a statewide voter turn out of  40.8 percent and in the upper Susitna valley, voters turned out in higher numbers than ever before. (more…)