By Tim Rockey

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Valley election officials confident in Dominion voting equipment

Early voting for the cities of Palmer, Houston and Wasilla begin Sept. 20. Without an acting city clerk, Palmer has hired veteran clerk Kristie Smithers to run the elections this year.“I was the...

Alaska State Fair finishes with a flourish

The Alaska State Fair returned from their one-year hiatus with a flourish, to the delight of Alaskans all over. Monday was first responder day at the fair, honoring the men and women who...

Arctic Winter Games names board of directors

PALMER — The Mat-Su Borough was awarded the 2024 Arctic Winter Games in April, and have already begun working to organize ahead of the arrival of approximately 2,000 athletes in three years. On...

Select school bus routes in Palmer canceled due to driver shortages

PALMER — Dozens of cars lined up along Gulkana Street in Palmer to pick up students at Swanson and Sherrod Elementary on Monday.Mat-Su Borough School District Schools opened last week with 88 percent...

Q and A with Alaska State Fair General Manager Jerome Hertel

Alaska State Fair General Manager Jerome Hertel recently participated in a Q&A about the 2021 Alaska State Fair.Q: After a year away, what changes (if any) have been made to ASF operations to...

Bingles distributed by Palmer Chamber at Friday Fling

PALMER — The Great Palmer Chamber of Commerce reintroduced ‘Bingles’ as a form of gift cards for local businesses last year during the COVID-19 pandemic, and saw marked success in stimulating the local...

Wasilla Rep Eastman part of Electoral College protest on the Capitol

As the United States Congress began convening the count of the Electoral College at the Capitol on Wednesday, rioters stormed through buildings and disrupted the proceedings. The official count of 306...

Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit 2020 seizure stats

The Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit with the Alaska State Troopers seized over 143,000 grams of drugs throughout 2020 as published in the Department of Public Services 2020 SDEU report. In total, 143,899.37 grams...

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