Phillip Manning, KTNA - Talkeetna

Phillip Manning, KTNA - Talkeetna

KABATA Gets ‘Golden Fleece’ Award From Watchdog Group

A Washington-based watchdog group has given its “Golden Fleece” award to the Knik Arm bridge project in Southcentral Alaska. Taxpayers for Common Sense says the group behind the project, the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority, or KABATA, “has failed Alaska’s citizens and wasted millions of federal taxpayer dollars, with little to show for it.” Download Audio

Three New Wildfires Reported In Upper-Susitna Valley

New fires have been reported along the Kashwitna River, near the junction of the Susitna River and Watana Creek and a third fire closed almost 30 miles of the Parks Highway north of milepost 317.

Search Continues For Man Who Allegedly Fired On Troopers Near Big Lake

Tuesday morning, Alaska State Troopers tried to stop a driver on Big Lake Road in the Mat-Su Valley’s Big Lake area. Download Audio

Low Fish Returns, Late Breakup Proving Problematic In Susitna Valley

Sport fishing is a major part of life in the upper Susitna Valley, but a combination of low numbers and a late break-up are making life difficult for both Fish and Game and area fishing guides. Download Audio

Group Commemorating 100 Year Anniversary Of First Denali Summit

Friday marks the hundred year anniversary of the first summit of Denali, known as Mt. McKinley to many outside of Alaska. This year, more than 1,000 climbers will attempt to summit North America’s highest peak. One group, however, has a particularly close link to the original 1913 party. KTNA’s Phillip Manning spoke with the members of that group as they finalize preparations in Talkeetna. Download Audio

Three People Killed in Trooper Helicopter Crash Near Larson Lake

An Alaska State Trooper helicopter rescue ended in tragedy on Saturday night when the rescue helicopter crashed near Larson Lake, killing all three people on board.

Bear Kills Hiker In Denali National Park

This weekend marked a tragic first for Denali National Park. On Friday, three hikers near Toklat road camp made a discovery that would lead to the first bear mauling fatality in the Park’s history.