Tuesday’s ballot counts confirmed the lead Joe Miller had on incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primaries. Talkeetna residents’ reactions varied.
KTNA’s news, weather, announcements and Denali Echoes, hosted by Diana Haecker. News headlines: Montana Creek Series Part 2: Residents overwhelmed by garbage left behind; Primary elections held today; Contamination found at Port MacKenzie. (16 min)
In today’s primary election, Alaska voters decide on their choice of political candidate affiliated with their party. In addition, there are two ballot measure to be voted on. (more…)
KTNA’s morning news, weather, announcements and Denali Echoes, hosted by Trisha Costello. News headlines: Proposition 1 aims to curb corruption; Rep. Mark Neuman runs for re-election; Borough assembly discusses gravel ordinance. (16 min.)
The primaries on Tuesday will decide which of the two Republican candidates will represent District 15 in the State Legislature next year. There are no Democratic challengers running for office. Diana Haecker speaks to Mark Neuman about his motivation to run again.
KTNA’s news, weather, announcements and Denali Echoes, hosted by Diana Haecker. News headlines: Yentna River at flood stage; AARP posts videos of candidates on YouTube; Arsenic filter to be installed at Talkeetna’s water system; Broken transformer causes power outage. (16 min.)
TED STEVENS IN ACTION— Former Senator Ted Stevens toured Shishmaref in 2007 and preferred riding the fourwheeler over an arranged ride in a truck. Stevens died yesterday in a plane crash. Photo by Diana Haecker
Former Senator Ted Stevens, 86, died in a plane crash north of Dillingham on Monday. Residents don’t remember Ted Stevens coming to Talkeetna, but his legacy has touched the region in numerous ways. KTNA’s Diana Haecker has this story.
In last night’s regular Mat-Su Borough assembly meeting, mayor Talis Colberg tendered his resignation. Starting August 16, Colberg is the new Mat-Su College director and his resignation from the mayoral post was requested by UAA chancellor Fran Ulmer. This comes as the borough is looking for a new manager and is also seeking an answer from voters whether or not to change the borough being run by a strong mayor rather than a manager.