Talkeetna Fire Department to begin work on pre-fire plans

Beginning this winter, the Talkeetna Fire Department plans to conduct walkthroughs with businesses who would like to develop a pre-fire plan. The plan would include information such as the location of utility shutoffs, fuel storage, and, in the case of lodgings, where people might be sleeping in the event of a fire. Chief Eric Chappel…

Su Valley Volleyball focus on Senior Night this week

by:  Katie Writer – KTNA   Su Valley Volleyball Coach, Chad Valentine has been juggling schedules, travel plans and tournament logistics as much as his team has been on a winning streak this season.  KTNA’s Katie Writer spoke with Coach Valentine about this season’s results, some of the players as well as what lies ahead…

Troopers investigating Parks Highway death as a homicide

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a Wasilla man at Mile 59 of the Parks Highway as a homicide.   Last Thursday morning, Troopers were notified of an unresponsive person in the ditch near the pullout at Mile 59. Troopers arrived at the scene and confirmed that the man, know identified as 32-year-old…

Borough officials attend sewer and water board meeting

On Wednesday, Mat-Su Borough officials took questions and gave information regarding the Talkeetna sewer and water system and the sales tax to fund this system that was approved by residents of the service area last month. KTNA’s Phillip Manning has more.   Typically, meetings of the Talkeetna Sewer and Water Advisory board have few, if…

Archive: Talkeetna’s Ghosts

Most people have had a moment in their lives where something unexplained happens.  Some believe it to be supernatural, and others say that there is a reasonable explanation for everything. Back in 2014, when KTNA’s summer intern, Alberto Garcia, began hearing strange things, he consulted a local author who had written about some of Talkeetna’s ghost…

Borough marijuana tax revenue expected to top $100k in third quarter

Mat-Su Borough officials have released numbers regarding how much revenue has come in thus far from its marijuana sales tax, and have ideas for what the borough may need to consider in the future regarding commercial cannabis. At a joint meeting of the Mat-Su Borough Assembly and Planning Commission, Development Services Manager Alex Strawn told…

MEA: Cause of Thursday’s outage unknown

Update: MEA says the previous statement identifying coal dust as the cause of yesterday’s outage was premature.  The complete updated statement follows:       “Yesterday at 10:20AM, we reported news from another source that the cause of the outage was coal dust causing problems with the contactors in Healy. This statement was posted prematurely,…

Sen. Dunleavy shares thoughts headed into special session

Last week, Senator Mike Dunleavy held a town hall in Sunshine where locals voiced their thoughts and concerns about public safety leading up to the current special session of the Alaska Legislature. The session, which was called by Governor Bill Walker, has two topics, a bill to amend the recently passed crime bill known as…