Talkeetna recycling sees continued success

by:  Katie Writer – KTNA Talkeetna Recycling continues to grow their number of customers and tonage of material that is diverted from the Mat-Su Borough Landfill. 1,433 Talkeetna recyclers were recorded dropping off a total of 14 tons of recycable goods  from July of 2017 to December 2017.  KTNA’s Katie Writer spoke with Talkeetna Recycling…

Talkeetna Fire Department offering pre-fire plans

The Talkeetna Fire Department is offering pre-fire walkthroughs to businesses and residents in the fire service area. KTNA signed up to receive a walkthrough, and Phillip Manning brought his recorder along: Talkeetna firefighter Ron Wingate says he and his colleagues know that, when they receive a call, it’s because someone is likely having a very…

Report analyzes public water options for Trapper Creek

After a community well went dry in Trapper Creek last year, efforts have been underway to establish a new source of clean water that is open to the public by partnering with Village Safe Water. Most recently, CRW Engineering produced a draft preliminary engineering report looking at a few options for the community. There are…

Main St. detour to last into next week

Work to find a water line break under Main Street will continue into next week, according to the Mat-Su Borough. In an email statement on Friday, Mat-Su Public Works Director Terry Dolan says the break that caused water to flow onto Main Street has not been located. In order to find the problem spot, Dolan…

Mat-Su Borough Assembly rejects agreement with state on air quality

by:  Casey Grove – Alaska Public Media The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly voted down a resolution to increase efforts toward improving air quality at a sometimes tense meeting Tuesday night.   Fine particulates in the air, caused by wood burning in the borough’s Butte area, has in recent years approached a threshold that if crossed would trigger…

Su Valley Voice for January 17th, 2018: 25th Anniversary

This week on Su Valley Voice, we celebrated KTNA’s 25th anniversary.  Host Phillip Manning was joined by Jim Sykes, project coordinator for getting the station online, Tom Waite, who was the first voice to go out over KTNA’s airwaves, and Sue Deyoe, former News Director and current Board President for KTNA.        …

Three candidates on Senate Seat E shortlist

The Alaskan Republican Party has decided on three names to submit to Governor Bill Walker to fill the currently vacant District E senate seat. On Monday, party officials from local and state levels met to decide which candidates would be put forward to take the seat vacated by Mike Dunleavy, who resigned in order to…

Legislators pre-file bills in advance of session

As the Alaska State Legislature begins its 2018 session, lawmakers will have many proposals already on the table. In addition to bills left over from last year, representatives and senators have pre-filed legislation for this session. In total, more than thirty bills and resolutions were submitted. Topics for the pre-filed legislation cover a broad range…

Senior center board member resigns after public calls for his ouster

After a significant community outcry, one member has resigned from the Upper Susitna Seniors, Inc. board of directors, and the board president says the organization is looking at policies regarding future directors. KTNA’s Phillip Manning has more: Normally, the regular monthly board meetings of Upper Susitna Seniors, Inc. do not draw much of a crowd,…