Jazz musician Jason Ajemian combines musical talent with aviation

by:  Katie Writer – KTNA Jason Ajemian came to Talkeetna as a well know musician in the jazz scene. Since then, he has become a licensed pilot. Jason is keeping busy this winter as an assistant mechanic for Christiansen Lake Rentals and Maintenance.  Music may still be Jason’s number one passion. Earlier in December, ‘Fly…

Anja Radano prepares for her first Iditarod

For most of her fourteen years in Alaska, Anja Radano has been involved in the mushing world. Her first experience with sled dogs was helping musher Melanie Gould with one of her Iditarod runs. After working with the dogs, Anja says she quickly developed an addiction to the sport and the animals themselves. “You get…

Sheldon Chalet offers luxury at elevation in the Alaska Range

The Don Sheldon Amphitheater on the Ruth Glacier is one of the most striking vistas in the Alaska Range. In the midst of miles of mountains and ice in the amphitheater sits a small structure that has been there since the 1960s. Over the years, hundreds have taken shelter inside what has become known as…

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…

An Unforgettable Flight: Landing on Ruth Glacier

by:  Alberto Garcia, KTNA This summer, one of KTNA’s interns, Alberto Garcia, has been taking a look at the Upper Valley from the perspective of someone from Outside.  Alberto’s time with KTNA will be over soon, but he did have one uniquely Alaskan adventure before leaving, a flightseeing trip and glacier landing.  He took a…

Feature: Talkeetna’s Ghosts

by:  Alberto Garcia 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.  When KTNA’s summer intern, Alberto Garcia, began hearing strange things, he consulted a local author who had written about some of Talkeetna’s…