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Untapped market: 203 Kombucha to open first kombuchery in Valley in February

PALMER— A new shop, 203 Kombucha, is gearing up to open its doors in downtown Palmer February, making it the first kombuchery in the Valley. Owner David Boortz said he’s excited to open up the draft to an untapped market.


Palmer girls win Government Peak ski race

The first race of the season cancelled by an earthquake. The second was cancelled due to lack of snow and closure of schools by earthquake. The third race — threatened by subzero temperatures.


NLC Rankings: Wasilla logs air miles

The Wasilla boys’ basketball team should adopt the moniker Road Warriors. Through the first month of the prep season, Wasilla has traveled to Ketchikan, Kodiak and Tennessee.


Edie Grunwald appointed chair of state parole board

WASILLA — Edie Grunwald has been appointed as chair for the state’s parole board. She said that she was pleasant surprised and is excited for her five-year term. “I’ve already been scouring the statues and the codes,” Grunwald said Tuesday.


Wasilla pays for tax study

WASILLA — The Wasilla City Council voted to pay $10,000 to the Alaska Municipal League to fund a study on municipalities ability to collect a sales tax from online retailers following the Supreme Court’s decision on Wayfair v. South Dakota.


Wasilla restaurant gives free cookies, coffee to furloughed feds

A Wasilla restaurant is offering furloughed federal workers a free treat during the partial federal government shutdown. The owners of Bistro Red Beet announced on Facebook on Tuesday they will give out free cookies and coffee or tea to employees going without a paycheck.


Palmer Buzz: Palmer Arts Council celebrates artistic efforts

It was a cold Saturday night in Palmer and it was the 2019 Annual Meeting at Turkey Red. Nice wines, good food, fun people, art on the walls, interesting speakers, and Palmer Hip Hop on the mic warmed up a full crowd of supporters. This is an organization which cheers, supports and applauds the many


Top Mat-Su emergency official resigns, citing ‘sabotage’

PALMER -- The top emergency official in the fastest-growing part of Alaska has resigned, accusing borough employees and assembly members of undermining his actions. Otto Feather served as director of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough emergency services department for just under two years before tenderin


Sharon Jackson sworn in — across the street

(2-minute read) REBUKED BY HOUSE DEMOCRATS, SHE TAKES OATH OF OFFICE ANYWAY. Reps. Josh Revak of Anchorage and David Eastman of Wasilla took things into their own hands today, and, with the authority of Alaska State Statute, swore in Rep. Sharon Jackson as the representative for House District 13.


Wasilla woman killed by carbon monoxide poisoning, troopers say

WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - A Wasilla woman was declared dead last week, and authorities say the apparent cause is carbon monoxide poisoning in her home. Michelle Ahern, 44 of Wasilla, "appears to have succumbed to Carbon Monoxide poisoning," troopers wrote in an online report.


Alaska man kills mother, continues living in house with her body, police say

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTUU) - A Fairbanks man has been arrested for, and area police say he confessed to, strangling his mother and then continuing to live in the house with her discolored, decaying body.


Edie Grunwald to chair Parole Board

Gov. Michael Dunleavy has named Edie Grunwald as the incoming chair of the Alaska Parole Board, Must Read Alaska has learned. Grunwald ran for lieutenant governor in 2018, and she is well-known across Alaska for her indomitable spirit, optimism in the face of adversity, and frank style of communicat


No more get out of jail free card

WASILLA — Newly minted Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Corrections Nancy Dahlstrom has issued a repeal of a number of state correctional programs including the controversial day pass Program.


WATCH: Wasilla family gets "ding dong ditched" by moose

WASILLA, Ak Before the aftershock Sunday morning, a Wasilla family woke up to a larger, more hairy and hooved surprise. A moose made it's way onto their front porch and rang the doorbell!


Prep basketball: Palmer boys 3rd at Dimond tourney

PALMER ¬— During a three-day span, the Palmer Moose played both teams that met in the 2018 3A state title game. And the Moose beat both. Palmer used a 65-40 win over defending 3A state champion Barrow to finish third in the Dimond Prep Shootout Saturday afternoon at Dimond High School.


Those 20 ‘new’ interceptors Trump wants in Alaska? They’re not NEW new

President Trump revealed his new missile defense plan Thursday, and he highlighted the role of Fort Greely. “First, we will prioritize the defense of the American people above all else,” he said in a speech at the Pentagon. “Our review calls for 20 new ground-based interceptors at Fort Greely, Alask


Woman who helped bring a library to Palmer to be honored Sunday

PALMER — Sunday at 2 p.m., the Friends of the Palmer Library are hosting a free event open to the public to honor Verna Euwer, “long tome friend of the library, educator and author,” according to the event description on Facebook.


No limits Palmer paralympian wins national title

PALMER — Palmer Paralympian Grace Miller, who has joined the University of Alaska Fairbanks ski team, won a national title during the US Paralympic National Championships in Jan. 5 Craftsbury, Vermont. Miller is currently at the World Cup in Sweden where she will compete in the biathlon for the firs


Wasilla-based home builder responds to revoked permit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — "I think this is being way blown out of proportion," home builder Troy Davis of Troy Davis Construction told KTUU late Thursday afternoon. Vacationing out of the country, Davis called to clear the air after the Municipality of Anchorage revoked a permit he was working unde


Earthquakes archive world-wide (read more)

Naguanagua (10.9 km ENE from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app) Ongerup (58.9 km SW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): In bed listing to radio , house jumping on metal syrups ( footings ) loud bang before shake.