On Monday at the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center, United Way of Mat-Su held its 9th annual Stuff the Bus event where parents and children picked out brand new school supplies for free. The event had everything from school supplies, to immunizations, clothing, and games for kids.
As the volunteers ring in the 10th anniversary of the center’s establishment, they’re looking to celebrate a couple of individuals who want to take recycling to the next level - taking materials otherwise destined for recycling centers in the lower 48 or trash destined for the landfill and giving it a purpose.
From start to finish, clients will experience six different ziplines and traverse three separate suspension bridges- all while enjoying 360 views of the Chugach Mountains that make the Matanuska-Susitna Valley so memorable.
This year the event will boast over 100 vendors, wedding and vow renewals, a comfort station as well as a number of speakers - but some residents have voiced their concern on social media over a drag show scheduled to be performed during the all-ages gathering.
A motorcycle ride spanning 22 days across 2,200 miles and 22 checkpoints raises awareness and funds to combat veteran suicide. The repetitive use of the number 22 is to represent the 22 veterans on average that take their own lives ever day across the nation.
The director of the Division of Agriculture, David Schade said farmers are an integral part of a community, and nominating them for recognition is one of the best ways to thank them for the work they do.
The wind event that marked the start of 2022 made the tower go dark shortly after it was lit, which is why the group of community members has started a GoFundMe to raise money for a more permanent solution.
Ms. Hebert was joined by staff and students as well as family and friends, but what really made this gathering so special was the previous generations of students she taught who once walked the same halls.
Around 40 farmers started rolling into the gravel lot early Monday morning to take a group photo before firing up their John Deere and Kubota tractors to parade through the streets of downtown Palmer in a celebration of the start of growing season.
After the nonprofit previously in charge of hosting Anchorage’s main Fourth of July celebration dissolved, a new organizer has stepped up and begun the process of permitting the Independence Day celebration on the Delaney Park Strip.
The Alaska and Washington branch of the Make-A-Wish Foundation are making a final push to reach one million donated airline miles as a part of the Wishes in Flight campaign to help children with severe illnesses travel to their wishes.
A dedicated group of volunteers have begun their spring tradition of clearing what others have left behind — litter strewn along the shoulder of the Glenn Highway within the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge.
The Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals recently announced Colony Middle School's Mary Fulp as the Alaska Principal of the Year for 2022, citing her statewide leadership and her advocation of students, education, as well as other principals.
Some Anchorage residents are finally able to get outdoors for summer bike riding, thanks to a yearly bike swap Sunday in Anchorage. At the ABC Bike Swap event hosted by the Arctic Bicycle Club, people can buy, sell or trade anything bicycle related, and this year it was a seller’s market.
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources announced in a press release on Friday that the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation accepted a grant of $1.3 million to complete restoration and preservation work over three years at the Independence Mine State Historical Park in Hatcher Pass.
The bakery owner said a number of people showed interest in potentially purchasing the business, but after some time it became apparent that they were going to have to close to commit to their goal of retiring in spring 2022.