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Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

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Paramo To Join University Board

Matanuska Susitna Borough School Superintendent appointed to University of Alaska Board of Regents
September 11, 2015
Delivery service speeds produce to table

Delivery service speeds produce to table

Many restaurants around Alaska are on board with the public's demand for locally grown foods. But getting produce from farm to table quickly can pose a challenge for busy restaurant kitchens. That's where one entrepreneur spotted a business opportunity.  Download Audio
September 10, 2015

Seward to try tidal heat

Seward's City Council has approved a plan aimed at using tidal energy to heat city buildings. If successful, the project could turn out to be the first ocean -sourced district heating system in the state. Download Audio:
September 8, 2015
Lively bidding at the Alaska State Fair 4-H livestock auction

Lively bidding at the Alaska State Fair 4-H livestock auction

Looking to buy a 50 pound turkey, or a 300 pound pig.? The 4-H Junior Livestock Auction is just the place to find one. The bidding was lively on Saturday at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer.
September 7, 2015
Oil tanker fire shuts Palmer access; Fair traffic diverted

Oil tanker fire shuts Palmer access; Fair traffic diverted

An oil tanker rollover near Palmer caused a spectacular fire, but no injuries this afternoon.
September 4, 2015

Alaska National Guard family program seeks Mat-Su support

The Alaska Forget Me Not Coalition met with Matanuska Susitna Borough service providers in Wasilla Thursday to coordinate with organizations that support veterans. Download Audio
September 3, 2015

With potential buyer in Philippines, Borough floats ferry deal

The Matanuska Susitna Borough's ailing ferry MV Susitna is poised for sale to the Philippine Red Cross. Download Audio
September 2, 2015
Presidential enthusiasm touches down in Seward

Presidential enthusiasm touches down in Seward

Crowds lined the Seward Highway below the city's airport Tuesday morning, in anticipation of a glimpse of President Obama's arrival. A glimpse was about all they got. Download Audio
September 1, 2015

Legislators View Palmer Meat Plant

Palmer's Mt. McKinley Meat and Sausage is the only US Department of Agriculture approved slaughterhouse in Southcentral Alaska. But the facility may only have one more year in operation.
August 28, 2015

Superintendent of the Year

Chugach School District Superintendent Dr. Bob Crumley is Alaska Superintendent of the Year, 2016.
August 28, 2015

SBA To Offer Sockeye Wildfire Relief

Those who suffered losses in the Sockeye Fire earlier this summer will be getting some financial help from the (SBA) *Small Business Administration. Wednesday's announcement covers both residences and businesses.
August 27, 2015
Wasilla charter school forges a new financial path to fruition

Wasilla charter school forges a new financial path to fruition

Schoolchildren sang their school song as Matanuska Suisitna Borough officials and state politicians dug into the dirt today [monday]. It 's all part of the groundbreaking for the new Fronteras Spanish Immersion Charter School in Wasilla. The event marks a one-of-a-kind construction plan.
August 24, 2015

DNR vets competing water rights applications in Chuitna coal proposal

The state Department of Natural Resources held a public hearing in Anchorage on Friday to get additional comments on pending applications for water rights to a tributary of the Chuitna River. Download Audio
August 21, 2015
Out with Mew, in with the new: Anchorage hires a new police chief

Out with Mew, in with the new: Anchorage hires a new police chief

A man with a long history in drug enforcement will take the reins as Anchorage's new police chief. The city administration says he'll be in step with a plan to develop a community policing model. Download Audio
August 19, 2015
Sockeye Plea... Not Guilty

Sockeye Plea… Not Guilty

Sockeye Wildfire suspects waived arraignment in state court in Palmer on Tuesday. Download Audio
July 28, 2015
Matanuska River Erosion Continues To Threaten Sutton Homes

Matanuska River Erosion Continues To Threaten Sutton Homes

The dramatic surge of the Matanuska River during the past few days has pushed families from some homes and is continuing to threaten others. Download Audio
July 28, 2015

7 Homes Imperiled By Erosion on the Matanuska River

The state Department of Transportation is taking emergency action to start work on protecting the Glenn Highway from Matanuska River waters North of Sutton. State Representative Jim Colver says he viewed the damage from river erosion Monday, and has requested emergency help from DOT. Download Audio:
July 27, 2015
Matanuska River Claims A Home Plus 3 Other Structures

Matanuska River Claims A Home Plus 3 Other Structures

The Matanuska River has taken a toll on personal property in the Sutton area in recent days. One 16-by-20 foot home has fallen into the river, and three other outbuildings have also toppled into the water, so far. Download Audio
July 24, 2015
Non-profits and their role in Alaska

Non-profits and their role in Alaska

Alaska has somewhere between 5,000 and 6,000 non-profits, and their important role in supporting community needs throughout the state is undeniable. Today we'll be examining that role, and how it has grown over the past half century. KSKA: Friday, July 24, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, at 4:30 p.m. Listen Now:
July 24, 2015
Bush Carriers Keep A Close Eye on Aviation Safety

Bush Carriers Keep A Close Eye on Aviation Safety

Hageland Aviation, part of Ravn Air Group, has established an innovative control system that monitors all flights in an effort to ensure safe travel. Download Audio  
July 21, 2015