Phillip Manning, KTNA - Talkeetna
Forestry officials say drought conditions and high winds helped fuel the fires' growth.
If the cuts stand as they are, Louanne Carrol-Tysdal is not sure what the ultimate impact will be, but that the area’s elders and working poor could face increased food insecurity as the winter approaches.
The following is the latest update on the Malaspina and Montana Creek Fires from the Alaska Division of Forestry.
On Sunday evening, Denali Park Service Rangers found a man dead after barricading himself in a tent, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
In the Northern Susitna Valley, things like the Alaska Marine Highway System don’t often come high on the priority list, but for one family, cuts to the state’s ferry system could have a significant impact on their new business.
A pair of sled dog races has been canceled, and another may be in jeopardy due to poor trail conditions in the Mat-Su Valley.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report on the flightseeing crash that killed five people earlier this month. Listen now
The search for a crashed flightseeing plane in the Alaska Range has been halted after four of the five people on board were confirmed dead with the fifth missing as of Monday morning.
After two hours of testimony and debate on Tuesday night, the Mat-Su Borough Assembly approved a five-year contract for a large timber harvest in the Trapper Creek area. Listen now
The Chijuk Creek timber sale has a complicated history. At its next meeting, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly will decide whether to award a five-year contract for logging in the area to Charles Nash. Listen now
Governor Bill Walker has appointed retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Mike Shower to fill the vacancy in Senate District E. Shower lives in Wasilla, and currently works as a pilot for FedEx. Listen now
The 2018 running of the Joe Redington, Sr. Knik 200 began on Saturday morning at Deshka Landing in Willow. In temperatures hovering around zero, twenty-eight mushers were poised to set off on their first race of the season.Listen now
For half a century, the Sheldon Mountain House has stood above the Ruth Glacier as a shelter and gathering place. Now, it has a new neighbor in the form of a luxury accommodation just a few hundred feet away. Listen now
The Alaska Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the fire that claimed the lives of five girls in the Mat-Su Valley Butte area last week was accidental and “cooking-related.” Listen now