Talkeetna Sewer and Water Sales Tax Questions

The proposed sewer and water sales tax for Talkeetna is the only item up for a vote in the Northern Valley in the borough’s Oct. 3rd election. KTNA wants to know what questions you want answered before voting on the tax proposal. If you have questions, you can either leave them in the comments here…

Su Valley Soccer nears state tourney with impressive record

Su Valley Co-Ed Soccer played 3 games in the past week. The Rams tied Wasilla Lake on Thursday by a score of 2-2, and tied Tri Valley on Friday 2-2. On Saturday, they beat Holy Rosary 3-0. Assistant Coach, Steve Harrison is pleased with the very successful season. During its fourth season, Su-Valley Co Ed…

Candidates finalized for Talkeetna Community Council election

There will be three candidates for the three seats up for election on the Talkeetna Community Council, Inc. board of directors. Two of the candidates are running to retain seats on the board. Paul Button and Peg Vos were both placed on the board after last October’s election. Mary Farina, who has reached the council’s…

Tips for Healthy Living – 9-22-17

  In this episode of Tips of Healthy Living, Holly Stinson visits with Kat Strandlie. Kat is a local Tai Chi instructor. Learn about Tai Chi and how it can benefit you.

Trio of earthquakes felt in the Susitna Valley

On Thursday, three earthquakes were felt in the Northern Susitna Valley. The Alaska Earthquake Center reports the first earthquake occurred shortly before 10:30 Thursday morning. It was centered eight miles northwest of Skwenta at a depth of fifty-one miles. The magnitude is estimated at 3.6. The second earthquake was sixteen miles west of Talkeetna at…

Talkeetna sales tax proposal raises questions

  On October 3rd, Talkeetnans registered to vote inside the Talkeetna Sewer and Water District will decide whether or not to institute a three-percent, year-round sales tax to fund the system. The system has run at a deficit for years, though the amount of annual deficit growth has slowed in the wake of successive rate…

Talkeetna Freestyle Martial Arts athletes prepare for weekend tournament

by:  Katie Writer – KTNA Susitna Valley High School and Talkeetna Freestyle Martial Arts are hosting the Denali Submission Grappling Championships on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 from 10 am- 2 pm. The competitors ages range from 5-30 years old will be coming from Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Palmer. KTNA’s Katie Writer spoke with Pete Keenan, who…

State fire marshal says Butte fire that killed five children was “cooking related”

The Alaska Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the fire that claimed the lives of five girls in the Butte last week was accidental and “cooking-related.” The State Medical Examiner’s Office has also positively identified the deceased as 3-year-old JaelynnvFlores, 6-year-old Sofia Flores, 7-year-old Lillyanna Flores, 8-year-old Nevaeh Flores, and 12-year-old Alexis Quackenbush. Fire Marshal Dave…