Contributed by Debra McGhan - Read More
In the aftermath of recent earthquakes plaguing Southcentral Alaska, my thoughts turn back to 1964, when I was just nine years old and the largest earthquake to ever hit the US devastated Anchorage, where I lived. That quake registered 9.2 and lasted more than four minutes.
Contributed by Josh Fryfogle - Read More
They served more than 5000 meals last year, and this year they are preparing for 6000. Over 140 turkeys, 750 pounds of ham, 1200 pounds of potatoes and carrots, 30 gallons of gravy, not to mention other side items and desserts.
Contributed by Sherri Lilly - Read More
If you are a seasoned Beard competitor or novice, or just proud of your ability to grow facial hair this is an event for you!
Contributed by Melinda Peterson - Read More
January 12th, 2019, opens the home game season for local roller derby league Boom Town Roller Derby!
Contributed by Frank Gerjevic- Read More
Anchorage AK- Alaskans living in the areas affected by the Nov. 30 earthquake will have 45 extra days to enroll in health care insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
Contributed by Helen Hegener - Read More
Local author Helen Hegener focuses on the history of Alaska in her non-fiction books, including Alaskan Roadhouses, The Matanuska Colony Barns, The First Iditarod, The Beautiful Matanuska Valley, and many others.
Contributed by Boadicea Victoria - Read More
The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) and the GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), with the help of the NEA, are rapidly implementing political agendas at the expense of our public school building walls, classrooms, nurse’s offices, administrative offices, and places where young students congregate.
Contributed by Michael McKiernam - Read More
Wasilla, Alaska - It’s hard to write the recipe for love into a grant, but one innovative and passionate organization provides that missing ingredient to homeless and vulnerable teens every day in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.
Contributed by Stephanie Allen -
Houston, Alaska- The United Way of Mat-Su, Mat-Su Health Foundation, Mat-Su Borough School District, R.O.C.K. Mat-Su, the Alaska Afterschool Network, Onward & Upward, and several other regional partners will launch Youth 360 at Houston Middle School in February 2019. Read More
Locally-written poetry by people like you! Read More
Contributed by Angie Lewis -
These two sweet pups are Sadie’s daughters! They are both ready to move out of their momma’s home and venture forth on their own. Read More
Contributed by Angie Lewis - Read More
After living the rough life for a long time, Sadie is ready for her “fur ever” home. This beautiful soul is approximately two years old, spayed, vaccinated, and has a lifetime microchip.
Contributed by Kelleigh Orthmann, M.S. -
Zena is a gorgeous tabby girl. But not your ordinary tabby; she has a silky, silvery coat with muted tiger stripes. She is about a year old. Read More
Contributed by Angie Lewis, President of Alaska Animal Advocates - Read More
Being surrounded by our pets is a true joy this time of year. However, the holiday season can be very dangerous for your pet if you are not cautious.
Contributed by Rebecca Turnipseed - Read More
The Mat-Su Animal Shelter would like to announce a Home for Holidays Name Your Price Event on December 22, 2018. All animals will be eligible. We will be open from 11am-6pm.
Contributed by Marilyn Bennett -
Is there really a Santa Claus? The question was sent to the New York Sun by eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon on September 21, 1897. Read More
Contributed by Stuart Thompson
Here are some expressions of disappointment in America:
- Peace and truth are the chief enemies of those in power over us Americans… Read More
Contributed by Dori Cranmore R.N. -
Did you know that hibiscus herbal tea is not only delicious, but also a very healthy beverage? Pretty much any herb can be used to make tea, but one of the prettiest is that of Hibiscus. Read More
Contributed by Jim Rogers -
Working with homeless and at-risk youth has more than its share of sad moments. It is the rare and elusive “happy” moments that leave us with a sense of peace, joy and deep satisfaction in our chosen profession. Read More
Contributed by Eddie Ezelle, Executive Director of the Mat-Su Food Bank- Read More
People are not just hungry at the holidays, or needing clothing and shelter for the holiday month, but they need help during other months of the year.