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Spook Night station sponsors needed

Spook Night station sponsors needed

Events
Join us Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023! This fun family event is a favorite on the trails and we need sponsors for our trick-or-treat stations to make it happen. Sponsors can be a business, organization, school group, club, family, group of friends, etc. Tsalteshi Trick-or-Treat Trail Sponsor Information: We are asking sponsors to provide: Candy or some other “treat” for ages 10 and under. (It’s tough to predict how many but in nice weather we’ve had 250+.) Decorations for approximately 10 x 10-foot area. More area is available if you wish, just let us know. Some sort of quick “trick” for the kids to do to get their “treat.” Volunteers to run the trick, hand out treats and check to see if kids have registered by looking for an orange-and-white wristband.…
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Hit the Trails, summer weekly events

Hit the Trails, summer weekly events

Events
Join Tsalteshi every Monday this summer at 6 p.m., June 26-Aug. 28, for weekly guided hikes, workshops and informational topics. If you've ever wanted to get to know the trails but don't want to explore alone, this is your chance! Get to know the trails, other trail users and maybe even a thing or two about nature. Events are free and open to the public. No registration required, just meet us at 6 p.m. on the trails. Hikes last about an hour (though you're free to leave anytime). Dress for the weather and wear comfortable footwear for walking. We'll bring bear spray and bug spray (but you might want to bring your own... the mosquitoes are getting voracious!) June 26 — Slikok Trails trash pickup. Our beloved eagles keep bringing…
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Tsalteshi survey results

Tsalteshi survey results

TTA Board of Directors
Full survey results here: TTA survey spring 2023 Thank you!!!! To everyone who filled out our survey, we appreciate learning more about our trail users and the improvements they’d like to see to Tsalteshi Trails. Our Board of Directors is reviewing the results and will factor your responses into decisions in the months and years to come.   For now, we can answer a few of the questions/suggestions/responses:   E-Bikes: Class 1 (pedal-assist) e-bikes ARE allowed on the trails. The TTA Board felt that allowing e-bikes was a way to increase accessibility on the trails. Come ride and enjoy! (Note: Class 1 ONLY are allowed, not Class 2 or 3.)   Winter grooming app: For the 32 people who said they didn’t know we have a winter grooming app, sorry we didn’t…
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Moose alert

Moose alert

Safety
** 6/24: Moose charged a walker with leashed dogs near the Wolverine (K-Beach) trailhead around 2:30 p.m. **6/20: Mama with two calves spotted by Spaghetti Bowl (the Bear-Goat-Wolverine-Mosquito junction) around 6:30 p.m.. Riders gave her lots of space and she didn't react aggressively. Another mama with one calf spotted at the junction of Squirrel and Owl around 5:30 p.m. Again, riders gave her lots of space and she didn't seem aggressive. **6/19: Mama and calf seen near Motoboto entrance on Slikok singletrack trails. **6/15: Cow moose spotted near the Wolverine trailhead around 3:30 p.m. **6/8: Cow with one calf on Fox around 3 p.m., on the hillside below the water tower. Peacefully munching (please give her lots of space so she can continue snacking in peace). **6/7: Mama moose charged…
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Trail users, we want to hear from you!

Trail users, we want to hear from you!

TTA Board of Directors
The Tsalteshi Trails Board of Directors wants information and feedback from our community. Please take our short survey. It should only take 10-15 minutes. Open to everyone who uses Tsalteshi, no matter how little or how often: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2Y5MJNN Please contact us at info@tsalteshi.org if you have any questions about the survey. Thanks!
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TTA Board voting open through Dec. 18

TTA Board voting open through Dec. 18

TTA Board of Directors
Tsalteshi Trails Association has two seats open on its Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 term. Below are board candidate bios, as well as information about our current and retiring/resigning board members. If you are a member in good standing with TTA, you should have gotten an email link to our online voting poll. The poll is open through Dec. 18. If you did not receive a link to the poll, please contact us at info@tsalteshi.org. 2023 Tsalteshi Trails Association Board of Directors candidates: Tony Doyle, Soldotna Skills: Maintenance/facilities operations, construction and building design. I have operated my own business, first as a general contracting design/build business from 1983 to 1996, and currently as a building designer from 1996 to the present. I also own rental property that I have…
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2023 Youth Ski program update

2023 Youth Ski program update

Youth Ski Program
Join us in thinking snowy thoughts! The 2023 Tsalteshi Trails Youth Ski Program is right around the corner. There are some important changes this year: We’re adding paid assistant coaches to the program this year. That means every group will have a minimum of two adults (extra volunteers are welcome!) to work with the kids. We’re excited about the opportunity to provide extra instruction, but it does mean we need more coaches. Please consider coaching! Parents are welcome, and you do not have to be an expert skier to be an assistant coach. We’ll provide a training session at the beginning of the season, and helping coach is a great way to improve your own ski skills. Head coaches will plan lessons and take the lead on teaching skills. Assistants…
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Tsalteshi hiring youth ski coordinator

Tsalteshi hiring youth ski coordinator

Youth Ski Program
Our long-time youth ski coordinator, Carly Reimer, has moved on and we need to fill her ski boots! Please consider helping Tsalteshi keep this awesome program going strong!   Tsalteshi Trails Association seeks a coordinator for its Tsalteshi Trails Youth Ski Program. This is a part-time, contract position with duties lasting October-March. Some duties require attendance at scheduled activities and meetings but most work can be done remotely and on a flexible schedule. Part of the job is recruiting volunteers to help accomplish the goals of the program. Youth ski is a big program, but you'll have help! Requirements: - Excellent administrative, organizational and time-management skills - Strong written and oral communication, able to respectively and effectively interact with parents, youth and volunteers - Access to a computer and familiarity…
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Maintenance building

Maintenance building

Maintenance/grooming
What’s going on above the tennis courts?!? Tsalteshi is breaking ground on a long-time dream come true — a maintenance building that can hold all our equipment! If you’ve ever seen the groomers have to precision park the snowmachines to fit them in the existing shed or watched them move two just to get to one in the middle, you know why this is so needed. Thanks to a Recreational Trails Program grant through Alaska State Parks and local support, we’re constructing a 36-by-60-foot building that will provide secure, weatherized storage for all our machinery. No more having to leave equipment outside! No more having to tow off machines for minor repairs! No more having to juggle equipment between a shed, a Connex and a lean-to! The project will include…
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Notice: Bylaws amendment

Notice: Bylaws amendment

TTA Board of Directors
The Tsalteshi Trails Association Board of Directors proposes an amendment to the TTA Bylaws, regarding article IV, Board of Directors and Duties, on the subject of term limits. The Board proposes extending Board terms from a maximum of two consecutive two-year terms, to three consecutive two-year terms (from four years to six years). The change is proposed to increase institutional memory and foster Board talent to better serve the TTA organization and the community. The following change is posted for TTA member feedback for two weeks, until July 6. Please respond with feedback to info@tsalteshi.org. If the bylaw amendment meets final Board approval, it will go into effect immediately and will be applied to the terms of current board members. Current TTA bylaws Dec2021 Proposed changes in bold: ARTICLE IV:…
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