Land Purchase Highlights City’s Roots

More than a year ago, Palmer voters approved a bid to allow the city to acquire seven historic properties within the city limits.  The lots include the iconic Palmer water tower, long a symbol of the rural community that has managed to maintain its agricultural identity, despite proximity to Anchorage.  KSKA’s Ellen Lockyer checked in with Palmer officials on how the project is going, and brings us this update.

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APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone. Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA elockyer (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8446 | About Ellen