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


Talkeetna utility board gains new member

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TALKEETNA – The Mat Su Borough Assembly recently approved Jane Steere to be seated on the Talkeetna Sewer and Water Board.

The local utility board is an advisory board to the Borough’s Public Works. (more…)

MEA warns of possible power outages in storm

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Matanuska Electric Association is already feeling the brunt of the snow storm that is sweeping across western and south central Alaska.  MEA spokesperson Cheryl Heinze says that the town of Willow is experiencing issues with overloaded branches affecting power lines.

She asks MEA customers to be prepared for outages as the snow continues to fall.  If the snow turns to rain, then there is a problem with ice.  Customers should prepare for possible outages throughout the evening and into Friday morning, or as long as the storm continues.  Heinze says its better to be prepared than not.

There is a possibility that the Susitna Valley will receive 20 inches of snow accumulation

Mat Su Borough Assembly reverses decision on resolution

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Mat Su Borough Assembly did a complete reversal on a resolution Tuesday evening dealing with the Susitna Dam.

At the March 15th meeting, a resolution was introduced by Ron Arvin that would whole heartedly supported the Susitna Dam. The resolution was unanimously tabled indefinitely after very little discussion. (more…)

Talkeetna Community Council sends Susitna Dam concerns to legislature

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Talkeetna Community Council is busy writing letters this week.  The Council board of directors, after hearing from meeting attendees Monday evening, voted to send a letter to legislators and the governor concerning the Susitna Dam and the bills currently under consideration in Juneau. (more…)

Mat Su Borough holds trail meetings in Talkeetna

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Chase residents will have an opportunity to address their questions about parking at the Chase trailhead this coming Saturday at a Borough sponsored meeting in Talkeetna.

Two separate discussions will take place that day: one on parking issues and accommodation of vehicles around the Talkeetna Village Park AND a discussion of proposed trail improvements in the non-motorized, Borough-owned Talkeetna Lakes Park. (more…)

Immunizations in the Upper Valley – Part 2

Thursday, March 31, 2011

In our previous immunization story, KTNA reported on alarmingly low vaccination rates in small children in the upper valley and health providers concerns.  In this segment of an on going look at immunization of children, KTNA reporter Sue Deyoe continues the discussion with health providers, the state and parents…


PFD and Pick Click Give deadline is March 31st

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The PFD filing deadline is looming as is the Pick Click and Give program deadline for 2011. (more…)

Port Mac Rail extension EIS released

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Surface Transportation Board has released its final Environmental Impact Statement for Port MacKenzie rail spur and is recommending the MacCentral and Houston-South routes for the spur extension. (more…)

MEA Board approves limited notice to proceed

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Matanuska Electric Association’s  board of directors recently approved the ‘limited notice to proceed’ with a natural gas fired power plant near Eklutna. (more…)