Tag: Talkeetna

As The Iditarod Start Shifts North, So Does The Economic Boon

This year’s Iditarod restart will be in Fairbanks for only the second time in the race’s 43-year history. Poor trail conditions prompted the move, and many some mushers are happy with the change. For businesses in the Susitna Valley, however, there will be a significant economic impact. Download Audio

Takin’ the summer road trip to Talkeetna

There's a lot of Theatre going on just up the road a piece in Talkeetna this summer. Nick Condon, Denali Arts Council's Director of Drama, has two shows coming up: the musical Schoolhouse Rock that features favorite songs like "Conjunction Junction" and "I'm Just a Bill" and an improv show called appropriately enough, IditaprovSchoolhouse Rock runs July 25, 26 and 27 at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar. KSKA: Friday, July 4, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

FERC Begins Susitna Watana Dam Environmental Impact Analysis

The first of a series of scoping meetings for the proposed Susitna Watana hydroelectric dam took place in Anchorage Monday, kicking off the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s environmental impact analysis of the proposed 700-foot dam. Talkeetna is the first community downriver from the Dam, and some residents are wary of the impacts the $4.5 billion project could have on local river ecology.

AK: The Most Famous Auction In Alaska

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.

Talkeetna Council Wants To Join Dam Permitting Process

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.

Talkeetna Students Try for World Record

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

Talkeetna Voters Oppose Massive Hydro Dam Proposal

Tuesday’s election saw changes in communities across Alaska. In the tiny Susitna Valley town of Talkeetna, voters made a choice that could have repercussions far from the community.

Alaska News Nightly: October 7, 2011

Anchorage Municipality Withdraws Lawsuit over Knik Arm Crossing, Alaska’s Senators Push Legislation to Protect Rural Post Offices, Congressman Don Young Frustrated by US Involvement in Afghanistan, Sitka crabber rescued after boat sinks in Chatham, Native brotherhood, sisterhood meet in Klawock, Timber Task Force meets in Coffman Cove, Talkeetna Voters Oppose Massive Hydro Dam Proposal, Resource Policy Trip to Norway Expenses Exceed 90,000, AK: A Trip to Bus 142 on Stampede Road.

Some Key Races Still Lack Clear Results

With the exception of Anchorage, it was municipal election day Tuesday across Alaska. One high profile race was for the North Slope Borough mayor.

AK: Riding the Whistle Stop Train

Remote homes and cabins are a mainstay of life in the 49th state. Hearty Alaskans don’t consider it a burden to build on a property that’s only accessible by float plane, boat or snowmachine. And then there’s the train.

Two Die in Separate Incidents in Upper Susitna Valley

State Troopers in the upper Susitna valley had a couple of fatals to deal with over the weekend.

Friend Remembers Plane Crash Victim

An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board is looking into the fatal plane crash that killed two people near McGrath. Clint Johnson says one of the four survivors told him the small aircraft struck the side of a mountain in fog so thick, it created whiteout conditions.

B-17 Bomber Remains to be Airlifted from Talkeetna to Ohio

In September 1951, a B-17 bomber crashed north of Talkeetna along the Chulitna River. Bush pilot Cliff Hudson is credited with saving the lives of those on board.

Alaska News Nightly: August 1, 2011

House Passes Bill to Raise Debt Ceiling, BBAHC Blames Layoffs on Washington Woes, Trapper Creek Mid-Air Crash is Second in Three Weeks, Bodies of Plane Crash Victims Recovered from Douglas Island, and more...

Midair Collision Kills Four Near Trapper Creek

A mid-air crash Saturday between two single engine floatplanes in the Oilwell Road area south of Trapper Creek killed a family, whose plane crashed and burned.

Weekly Roundup

July 25, 2011 - July 29, 2011 Here are some stories you may have missed this week: Para-Cycle Race Under Way in Ester, Language Tool Teaches Tlingit Alphabet, ‘Open Projector Night’ Draws Filmmakers and Fans, Pioneers Make Innovative Use of Fish Waste, This Week on AK: Yard Sales

‘Open Projector Night’ Draws Filmmakers and Fans

Open Mic Nights are a common enough occurrence at cafes and campuses. But something different has been building buzz around Anchorage. Video by John Norris.

Alaska News Nightly: July 27, 2011

Young Would Vote ‘Yes’ On Boehner’s Plan, Federal Employee Union Concerned About Deficit Battles, Last Minute Offers May Keep Alaska Newspapers Alive, Navy to Sink Two Ships Per Year in Gulf Exercises, and more...

How To Make Love Like an Alaskan

Friday, July 29 at 2:45 pm If you haven't seen How to Make Love Like an Alaskan in Talkeetna yet, less than 20 shows remain until the laugh-out-loud, improv, sketch concludes its run at the end of August. Director, Nick Condon and actress, Sandra White share scenes from the romantic comedy about love and relationships in the Last Frontier this week on Stage Talk.

Hikers Attacked by Bear in Talkeetna Mountains

A group of hikers on an extended outing in the Talkeetna Mountains was attacked by a bear while crossing a stream Saturday night.