Lorien Nettleton, KTNA - Talkeetna

Lorien Nettleton is a reporter with KTNA in Talkeetna.

The Vernal Equinox means sunlight, warm snow and fast skiing. One Mid-March ski race has a distinctly spring break atmosphere that matches the community that hosts it. If it’s spring time in Talkeetna, it must be time for the Classic ski race.

As long as snows are deep and nights are dark, moose mingling in roadways is a fact of life everywhere in Alaska. With a higher -than-average number of moose killed in collisions with vehicles this winter, the roadkill salvage program in the Mat Su Borough is rotating through the list frequently. One name on the list is the Su Valley High School Moose Club.

The 31st annual Talkeetna Bachelor’s Auction had another full house when more than 240 ladies packed in to the Sheldon Arts hangar last weekend.

The Talkeetna Community Council voted to file a motion to intervene in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s permitting process for the proposed Susitna-Watana Dam.

The infamous Talkeetna Bachelor Auction and Ball has been entertaining single men and women for 30 years, and this year is no different. The men are for sale, but it’s the women who get them to go through with it.

Students at Talkeetna Elementary school are aiming to help set another world record tomorrow.

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage & Lorien Nettleton, KTNA – Talkeetna A Talkeetna group is suing the state Department of Natural Resources over the Susitna – Matanuska Area Plan. The non-profit, Alaska Survival, filed suit in Superior Court in Palmer earlier this month, complaining that the plan interferes with access to and use of fish , wildlife and waters in violation of the Alaska Constitution.