Randall Kowalke files to run for Alaska Senate

Mat-Su Borough Assembly Member Randall Kowalke has filed a letter of intent to run for the Alaska State Senate. He is running for the District E seat currently held by Senator Mike Dunleavy, who is running for Governor. Kowalke says several people have approached him about running for the Senate. He says he spoke with…

Year in Review 2017

This week KTNA is looking back at some of the biggest stories of 2017.  Selections are based on what our listeners expressed interest in on our website and social media.  To hear this Year in Review, tune in during the local news at 7:40, noon, and 6 pm each day for a different story, or…

Didi Dada: A sisterly project

by:  Katie Writer – KTNA A new Pop Up Shop has filled the former Talkeetna Real Estate cabin at the Y with a variety of goods presented in an artistic fashion.   Ali Lee is the woman behind the name, Didi Dada who combines her worldly experiences with her business adventures. KTNA’s Katie Writer visited…

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…

StarDate Sustina, 12-17-17

This episode of StarDate Susitna by Kathleen Fleming is about the December Solstice and the night sky over the upper Susitna valley. Correction(in audio): in this program, I said the current North Star was at the end of the Big Dipper’s handle of course I meant the end of the Little Dippers handle.

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…

Tips for Healthy Living, 12-15-17

On this Tips for Healthy Living, Holly Stinson visits with Jen Hales, clinical support supervisor, talking about vaccines, medical assistant apprenticeship and upcoming specialty clinics.

Alaska comes in 29th in state health ranking

United Health Foundation has released its annual health ranking for each state, and Alaska is in the middle of the pack. According to the report, Alaska ranks as the 29th healthiest state in the Union, one spot higher than last year. In a number of categories, Alaska ranks near or at the bottom. Alaska has…