Thank you for 25 years of community radio!

KTNA went live on-air on January 17, 1993 in a small log cabin in downtown Talkeetna.  You, the residents of the Upper Susitna Valley, have sustained this service ever since with your time and financial support.

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Archive: The Oosik Classic in 2008

To celebrate 25 years on the air, KTNA is rebroadcasting news stories from the last quarter-century.  This week, we have a story by former News Director Sue Deyoe on the Oosik Classic Ski Race a decade ago:  

Sen. Shower will not join majority caucus

Senator Mike Shower has decided not to join the majority caucus in the Alaska State Senate. Senate Republicans confirmed Shower late last month to fill the seat vacated by former senator Mike Dunleavy. The senate majority requires members to vote with the caucus on procedural matters and on the final budget bill. That second requirement…

Following the Iditarod from home

by: Katie Writer – KTNA The Iditarod has always provided an inspirational resource for people from around the world as they watch dog teams cover hundreds of miles. One Iditarod musher from Norway, Joar Ulsom is eager to share his joy of not only long distance racing, but also adventure travel with a dog team….

Talkeetna Community Council approves two committees

At its March meeting, the Talkeetna Community Council, Inc. board of directors voted unanimously to form a new committee for a community garden project and reconstitute the playground committee. The community garden committee request came from Hannah Kaplan and Suzi Reichert. They say a group of interested volunteers has already done legwork to get the…

Bodies found at Byers Lake identified as Wasilla couple

The Alaska State Troopers have identified the remains of two people that were found at Byers Lake Campground last week. Troopers say the deceased are Ross Hagens and his wife, Michelle Danek, of Wasilla. Both Hagens and Danek were thirty-one years old. Troopers initially responded to Byers Lake last Tuesday around noon after a maintenance…

Talkeetna musher Anja Radano heads for Nome

Talkeetna musher Anja Radano was up early on Saturday for the ceremonial start of the 46th Iditarod in Anchorage. While the ceremonial start is mostly just that—ceremony—Anja was thinking ahead to her strategy for finishing the run to Nome. While many competitive veterans have race strategies and schedules timed out to high precision, Radano says…

Smyth, Ulsom talk mushing in the Alaska Range

by:  Katie Writer – KTNA By now, the Iditarod mushers are happy to be done with the hoopla of the Iditarod’s Ceremonial Start and are well onto the trail. Many of the front-runners had already made it through Rainy Pass late Monday morning. After making it through the first checkpoints, the daunting task of climbing…

Senator Shower on his first few days in office

Alaska’s newest state senator, Mike Shower, was sworn in on Monday. His district stretches from the Northern Susitna Valley to Whittier and Valdez. KTNA’s Phillip Manning spoke with Senator Shower about his first few days in office, and what his constituents can expect going forward.     Senator Mike Shower has been in office for…