StarDate Susitna, 11-5-17

On this StarDate Susitna, Kathleen Fleming talks about some special star activity to look for in the night sky and the course of Asteroid 7 Iris. The 3 lower images show the asteroid’s location relative to the constellation Aries for the dates November 6,10, and 14 respectively. The images are from heavens-above.com.

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…

Tips for Healthy Living 11-03-17

Join Holly Stinson and her guests Keith Kehoe and PA student JJ Tower from Sunshine Community Health Clinic. The guests discuss the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and the importance of carbon monoxide detectors.

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…

Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna 10-29-17

  Host Kathleen Fleming informs listeners about upcoming celestial events, including the upcoming full moon and cross-quarter day, which is the traditional beginning of winter, how to spot an asteroid, (if the sky clears), and the end of daylight saving time (tho’ unfortunately not forever). Also, hear (and see photos of) former Talkeetna resident Holli…

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,…