As I write this, it’s Wednesday morning. I’m sitting at my computer watching the sun rise in the southeast. The strip of blue sky near the horizon is allowing the sun to brighten and highlight the clouds both above and below the blue opening. There’s no red coloration but the “white” highlig…

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

HATCHER PASS — For the first time since 1972, a ski lift will take skiers to slopes in Hatcher Pass this winter at Skeetawk Ski Area.

Monday, November 23, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020

Next week is Thanksgiving. Today, I’ve been wondering what we really have to be thankful for. The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging and, in fact, seems to be getting worse. While I a…

Friday, November 13, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

There’s no shortage of things to do outside in the Mat-Su as soon as the snow hits. But as the pleasant summer temperatures turn to cold winter days and nights you might still be mis…

Most Mat-Su lakes and streams have started freezing over — and even though I saw some people ice fishing on Kepler and Bradley Lakes near Palmer this week — I prefer to wait longer u…

Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020

It’s that time of year once again! Early Sunday morning, the clocks are all turned back one hour, taking us back into Alaska Standard Time and prolonging this 2020 year even more. Th…

Thursday, October 29, 2020

My parents moved the family to the Mat-Su Valley in 1972 — and I hate to admit it, but until last week I had never caught one of the big colorful arctic char from Big Lake.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020

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