Contributed by Jessy Lakin - Read More
Mark your calendar! Battle Dawgs’ Golf Scramble will be on May31st, at Settlers Bay Golf Course in Wasilla, Alaska. We are expecting approximately 144 golfing patriots, and we need your help to make this the best scramble of the year! Battle Dawgs (BD) is a non-profit [501(c)3] organization dedicated to providing outdoor rehabilitative programs for our nation’s struggling veterans.
Contributed by Susan Skvorc - Read More
Tennis in the Mat Su is about to begin! Spring has arrived early this year and it’s time for tennis. Big things are about to happen in the Mat-Su Valley tennis world. If you have been around twenty years or so, you might know that there used to be a tennis court at Colony High School.
Contributed by Angie Lewis, President of Alaska Animal Advocates Read More
As with everything in life, there are benefits to having more than one dog in your family, but there can certainly be negative aspects as well. Adding another dog to your household requires careful thought and all family members should be on board.
Contributed by Dori Cranmore RN - Read More
Mullein, or Verbascum thapsus, is native to Europe and Asia, but has been well established throughout the United States. Today it grows frequently in disturbed soil, such as abandoned fields, roadsides and railroads. It is easily found along the Pacific Maritime region of Alaska.
Contributed by Meggie Aube - Read More
Summer 2019 will mark the 7th year of the Percussion in the Valley Summer Percussion Camp. This camp has become a yearly staple for local young percussionists from across the Mat-Su Valley and Anchorage.
Contributed by Charice Chambers - Read More
Dale Adler has always had a love affair with wood. In high school he took every shop class that was offered. As an adult he built his own shop. Wood was wonderful. It could be turned into strong stable lasting things.
Contributed by Angie Lewis - Read More
He knows some basic good manners and walks well on a leash. This boy has lots of stamina and would be an ideal running or skiing buddy for an active family.
Contributed by Kelleigh Orthmann - Read More
A little bit damaged, but oh so wonderful, Yowie is ready for a home.
Contributed by Kelleigh Orthmann - Read More
Ralph and Callie, they are a great couple. Ralph is a super mellow guy who doesn't get too excited about things. He is an excellent lap kitty who doesn't have to test gravity all the time. You lay down, gravity works; go with it.
Contributed by Eva Cohnen-Brown - Read More
Spring time is making itself felt in many ways throughout the Valley, be it with warmer weather, melting snowpack and the beginning of trees budding out. Another surefire sign: school’s almost over for the year, which means the annual Kiwanis Fleece Fandango is about to occur.
Contributed by Sarah Viola - Read More
This is the last of a three-part series about dementia. As you can most likely tell from the series, your loved one with dementia views and experiences the world much differently than you do.
Contributed by Heather A. Resz - Read More
The Feral Cats never had a “band leader” before vocalist and guitarist Rod Rongstad began playing with the group. He joined in 2018, along with his wife, Sharon Hein, on hand drum and vocals.
Contributed by Michele Harmeling, Outreach Coordinator - Read More
As spring approaches, we’re excited to spread the word about upcoming community events and important dates. Of particular importance is the extended deadline for earthquake assistance from FEMA. Those affected by the November 30 disaster now have until MAY 31 to apply using the online portal, by visiting the Disaster Recovery Center nearest you, or by calling the disaster hotline.
Contributed by Mike Anderson - Read More
U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) this week introduced the Empowering Rural Economies Through Alaska Native Sustainable Arts and Handicrafts Act, in the House and the Senate. The legislation would preempt states from banning walrus ivory, whale bone, and other marine mammal products that have been legally carved by Alaska Natives under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Contributed by Jack Hickel - Read More
Alaska is at a crossroads. Voters need to know our government is redefining the purpose of the Permanent Fund and the Permanent Fund Dividend.
Contributed by Wes Keller - Read More
Undesignated, restricted, natural resource wealth (PF Earnings) was never intended to automatically become State budget revenue!
Contributed by Faunus Doney - Read More
For 25 cents per Alaskan, the cost of a single government program run by a single inspector, the governor is willing to kill not just a unique business. He’s willing to kill an entire industry that’s just getting started…
Contributed by Amber Leggette-Aldrich - Read More
When I was in high school (back in the dark ages) I absolutely hated English and Literature class. I honestly couldn’t care less about prepositions and dangling participles, or why Edgar Allen Poe and Shakespeare wrote in the styles they did…
Contributed by Rep. David Eastman - Read More
Recognizing that Alaskans are rather attached to their one-dollar bills, HJR9 also asks Congress to indefinitely fund a marketing campaign to convince Alaskan businesses to use the coins, which have a shelf life of 35 years.
Contributed by Carol Montgomery - Read More
Valley Community for Recycling Solutions (VCRS) is a great place for kids and adults to learn and be inspired, whether your interest is science and technology or art, VCRS has much to offer.