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 shows lowest immunization rates in Alaska

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Health care providers in the upper valley have started a task force to deal with what they say are alarmingly low rates of immunization in children in the area. There are more than 2 sides to the story, but in this first installment of several reports, health providers talk about the concern.


Links to information:

Press release from the State HHS

Some links for children’s vaccines

Too many too early? link to past childhood immunization

SB 42 heads to Finance committee

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lawmakers in Juneau reviewed Senate Bill 42 Monday and took public testimony.   The Senate Resources Committee passed the bill on to the Finance Committee to review. (more…)

Officials send more monitors to Alaska

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services held a press conference today (fri) to discuss the disaster in Japan and possible radiation levels in Alaska.  The state of Alaska, along with federal agencies, are continually monitoring air quality. (more…)

Board of Fish makes decision on coho salmon

Friday, March 4, 2011

aired thurs – The Board of Fisheries is wrapping up their two weeks of meetings in Anchorage – a once every 3 year event.  Sue Deyoe spoke with Bruce Knowles, avid fisherman and chairman of the Borough’s Blue Ribbon Sportsman’s Committee, about the happenings over the past day or two…


Borough Sportsman’s Committee publishes fisheries information

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

As the Board of Fish meetings wrap up at the end of this week, Valley sport fishers are hoping that the Board takes into consideration their proposals.  A 75 page document has been compiled to urge the Board to take action on declining fish populations in the Upper Cook Inlet. Sue Deyoe has more on the document compiled by the Mat Su Boroughs Blue Ribbon Sportsman’s Committee.


Susitna Dam meeting in Talkeetna draws a large crowd

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Nancy Tankersley gives the crowd instructions

The Alaska Energy Authority is holding a series of public meetings across Alaska on their preliminary findings on possible hydro projects along the railbelt. Monday night, the AEA team was in Talkeetna to face a packed house at the elementary school gymnasium.  While pro Susitna Dam buttons were handed out at the Fairbanks meeting, those buttons were nowhere to be seen at the meeting in Talkeenta.  Meetings will continue in Palmer, Anchorage and Kenai.


House Energy committee schedules public testimony

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Alaska House Energy Committee is working on a bill that will pave a clear path for the multi-Billion-dollar Susitna River hydroelectric project, by making sure the Alaska Energy Authority can formally oversee the project and other energy projects as they come along.  The bill is House Bill 103 and is Governor Sean Parnell’s legislation to authorize the AEA to pursue hydroelectric projects. (more…)

MEA Board approves rate hike

Friday, February 25, 2011

aired Wed  -Base rates for Matanuska Electric Association customers may rise again in the second quarter of this year.

If the rate increase is approved by the Regulatory Commission, customers will see a base rate increase of almost 2%.  A typical customer, who uses just under 800 kilowatt hours of electricity per month, will see a $1.54 increase.

The Board of Directors voted on February 14th to authorize the rate increase effective the first week of April.  Customers saw a rate increase last July when a 2.47 % increase was approved.

Over 100 in attendance at Fairbanks area Susitna Dam presentation

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Fairbanks News Miner reports that dozens of Fairbanks residents showed up for the Alaska Energy Authority’s open house on the Susitna Dam Thursday evening.

Lisa Hughes, with the Northern Environmental Center was in attendance and said that well over a hundred people were in attendance.  (more…)