Phillip Manning, KTNA - Talkeetna

Phillip Manning, KTNA - Talkeetna
A giant snowy mountain

Preparations underway for 2024 climbing season on Denali

More than 900 climbers have registered to attempt a summit of Denali this season, with 300 more registered for backcountry climbs.
a cyclist

Belgian man to brave Denali climb in human-powered quest

Jelle Veyt has climbed four of Earth's Seven Summits — reaching them, and now Denali, with only human and wind-powered transportation.
water rises near a beach with caution tape

Borough declares local disaster for Talkeetna flood damage

In less than a day, the riverbank was eroded back more than 60 feet, threatening some cabins near the river.
a destroyed taco truck

No one hurt in Talkeetna taco truck explosion

The blast damaged nearby buildings and could be heard miles away.
A section of gravel road that has slidden several feet below where it should be

Construction of a bridge across Denali Park Road landslide could start this year

Twenty-five million dollars in funding for the project comes from the federal infrastructure bill that passed late last year.
An aerial view of a snowy landscape

State Reps. Kurka and Eastman sponsor bill to move the capital from Juneau to Willow

This is not the first time moving the capital from Juneau to Willow has been considered.

Biologists’ report paints bleak picture of Dunleavy’s pitch to bring Sitka black-tailed deer to Mat-Su

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed bringing Sitka black-tailed deer to the Mat-Su to provide additional hunting opportunities. But, according to a report obtained by the ADN, state biologists say the project is likely to fail.
A public phone outside with water in the background.

Starting Sunday, Alaskans will have to dial 907 for local calls

Alaskans will have to dial 10 digits for local calls starting Sunday, Oct. 24.
a person wearing a mask teaching students

Mat-Su superintendent says mask policy is a ‘balancing act.’ But not everyone is happy with it.

School starts in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough on Wednesday and face masks will be encouraged, but optional.

Park Service rangers describe troubling conduct as hundreds of climbers attempt Denali

Park Service rangers identified a number of concerns in a blog post on the Denali National Park website titled “Troubling Trends.” In the post, they cite several problems including inadequate experience, attempting to summit too quickly, and not fully appreciating the difficulty of climbing Denali.

CEO of clinics in Talkeetna, Willow and Wasilla let go after testimony from former employees

The only clinics in Talkeetna and Wasilla have seen their CEO fired and their medical director place on administrative leave after former employees testified to bullying and mismanagement that significantly affected the health of patients.

State extends deadline to remove studded tires

On Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Public Safety issued an emergency order extending the deadline in response to continued winter weather.
A phone keypad

Alaskans will need to dial 10 digits for in-state calls

he reason for this change, according to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, is a new federal act that will designate 9-8-8 as an abbreviated number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
A train goes over a creek in a mountainous area

2021 Alaska Railroad train schedule ramps back up after pandemic cuts

The Alaska Railroad is planning to run more passenger trains this summer than in 2020, but not as many as in recent, pre-pandemic years.
A giant snowy mountain

After COVID-19 hiatus, Denali climbing season returns in 2021

In high-elevation environments, a respiratory disease has the potential to be particularly dangerous, raising the stakes for guides on Denali trips.
A man waves his arms

2021 Iditarod start and finish moved to Deshka Landing

Deshka Landing is a little more than seven miles from Willow Lake, the normal restart point for the Iditarod.
An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015.

Mat-Su teen charged with killing his aunt and cousins was recently out of jail

A Mat-Su teenager has been charged with killing his aunt and three cousins in Palmer and Wasilla Monday.
An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015.

Four dead, including two children, in Mat-Su homicide

Alaska State Troopers have arrested a suspect in the shooting deaths of four family members, including two children, in the Mat-Su Borough. The suspect has yet to be identified, but troopers said in a report...
a student in a classroom

Mat-Su schools to close for Thanksgiving week

The closure comes as the district struggles to keep up with increased contact tracing and staff shortages because of COVD-19.

He survived for weeks after his cabin burned outside Skwentna , then made national news. Here’s how his story began.

Tyson Steele has made national headlines recently, after his remote home burned in December, leaving him alone and without communication for three weeks in sub-zero temperatures. He’s now in the Lower 48, but he plans to return soon.