Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Stories start in many different ways. This one started with an email and ended with a phone call, weeks into an unexpected and surreal public health pandemic that’s forcing people ac…

Monday, March 30, 2020

In Palmer Alaska (and elsewhere) our days are running together. Without the structure of school, sports, church, meetings, parties, and work, we don’t really know which day of the we…

Monday, March 23, 2020

Can you even imagine, back in January or February, if someone told you that our world would be totally shut down in Mid-March—would you have believed them? The viral threat has drama…

Monday, March 16, 2020

Palmer is on Pause. It’s a little bit weird. It’s a little bit disconcerting. But it seems like a necessity in these strange times. It seems odd to not shake hands with people or go …

Thursday, March 12, 2020

It’s been a long, long, long time since the Anchorage area has had the kind of musical starpower that’s rolling in this St. Practice Day weekend.

Monday, March 09, 2020

Despite all of the world’s chaos, Palmer’s favorite dog statue stands strong and firm at the corner of South Valley Way and Elmwood Avenue in front of the Palmer Visitor’s Center and…

Monday, March 02, 2020

This is a time of wonderment, which appears on clear days, only during the period of twilight — either at dawn or at dusk. It is the short time when our sun is still far enough below…

Friday, February 28, 2020

Hi, my name is Jacob Mann. I cover the art beat for the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman. More accurately, I cover every beat, same with and my coworker and editor. That’s how it goes with…

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Monday, February 24, 2020

Public bulletin boards are such an “old school” thing but it still functions in Palmer. There are a variety of public bulletin boards, which remain around town. They are comforting r…

Friday, February 21, 2020
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020

So many Palmer people came out to the Palmer Community Train Depot on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Helen Woodings’ 90th Birthday. Helen is an active member of Palmer and is a fierce…