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.
Just three days after announcing a rebrand of the historic Colony Days midsummer celebration in Palmer, the Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce announced in a Facebook post on Sunday morning that they were reversing their decision, and the June event would continue to go be called Colony Days.
Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ailis Vann announced this week that the summer celebration started by the Matanuska Colony’s original residents in 1936 has been rebranded, and will instead adopt the moniker “Braided River Festival” starting this June.
Talkeetna is a popular destination for tourists in the summer and a quiet winter wonderland when the temperatures drop, but no matter what time of the year it is, their mayor is always on the clock, usually napping at Nagley's.