Wasilla, AK


Man arrested for fatal Thanksgiving morning collision

Alaska's News Source Anchor Kristen Durand brings you an update on thanksgiving meals handed out yesterday in Anchorage and Wasilla, the lighting of a Christmas tree by Government Hill Elementary Students on Wednesday, and national gas prices that continue to drop. South Anchorage, Dimond and Eagle River High Schools are...
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Santa to check in on team at Reindeer Farm in Palmer

PALMER, Alaska (KTUU) - Thanksgiving has just passed, which means Santa Claus is heading into his busiest time of the year. Part of his preparations include making a few visits to the Reindeer Farm in Palmer to scope out potential alternates in case any of his eight reindeer need to take a break.

Frontline Mission serves up a decade of community dinners

WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - More than 300 volunteers came together on Thursday to transform the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Center in Wasilla into a family dining room for Thanksgiving dinner. Volunteers at the tenth annual Frontline Mission community dinner treated attendees to turkey dinners, serenaded them with beautiful piano music,...

Nonprofit gives Mat-Su residents an invite to their table this Thanksgiving

WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - It’s a now decade-long standing invitation to Matanuska-Susitna Borough residents, as the Wasilla-based nonprofit Frontline Mission makes all the necessary preparations to host its annual community Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Executive director of the organization, Matthew Sheets, calls it a dinner for everyone. “A lot...
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Lieb wins gold at varsity ladies Lancer Smith Tournament

Isabel Lieb of the Bethel Lady Warriors won the gold medal at last weekend’s Lancer Smith Memorial Tournament Invitational in Palmer, AK in the 138 lbs. bracket. She defeated Marissa Neumann-Arch of Tok in the opening round. Lynn Fayrum of Unalaska, Brooke Phelps of BBHS, and Carlie VanBuskirk of Valdez could not withstand Lieb in the bracket leading up to the final bout. She battled top seed Daisy Hannevold of Soldotna for the win, pinning her opponent at 2:46.

The Children’s Place awarded prestigious team 'Lights in the Night' award

During the 2022 Alaska Children’s Alliance conference in Anchorage, the team at Wasilla’s The Children’s Place received the prestigious “Lights in the Night Team” award. “This amazing team is recognized for making a significant and substantial contribution to their community.”. .link-button { border-radius: 5px; border-color:...

Lancer Smith Wrestling Tournament Results

Cons. Round 2 - Tommy Jarnig (Seward High School) 4-8 received a bye () (Bye) Cons. Round 3 - Tommy Jarnig (Seward High School) 4-8 received a bye () (Bye) Cons. Round 4 - Young Erikson (Nome High School) 16-5 won by fall over Tommy Jarnig (Seward High School) 4-8 (Fall 0:57)
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Warriors compete at Lancer Smith Wrestling Tournament

The Bethel Warriors varsity, junior high, and 6th-8th grade boys and girls teams competed at the Lancer Smith Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Palmer this past weekend. Sheldon Smith, Paul Dyment, Aaron Mute, Patricio Vasquez, and Ellis Johnson all competed for the high school boys team. Vasquez made it to the awards podium placing 5th overall in the 140 lbs. bracket.

Alaska's economic performance rated among worst in the nation

Incentive program to shop local enters its fifth year in Palmer. The chamber has calculated $2,151,900 in revenue across all the participating businesses in the last four years, with last year alone pulling in $710,400 during the program’s run. Updated: 15 hours ago. Alaska's News Source Anchor Ariane Aramburo...

A Vegan Friendsgiving Potluck gathers at the Nave

Winter weather advisories remain in effect Sunday evening for slick and slippery travel conditions. MTA hosted the Grand Finals of their annual gaming tournament at their Wasilla location on Sunday, culminating the event that began in early October. 4 die outside Seattle after Alaska company’s plane crashes. Updated: 18...

Free Carbon Monoxide Detectors Available for Talkeetna, Susitna Residents

The Talkeetna Fire Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) have 34 carbon monoxide detectors available for residents. The CERT team led the effort to receive grants through the Community Assistance Program from the Susitna and Talkeetna Community Councils. Those grants helped fund the detectors, which cost about 60 dollars per unit. The detectors were purchased in bulk and are now ready for distribution through the Talkeetna Fire Department.

Somber ASD townhall for possible closure of Abbott Loop Elementary

Alaska's News Source Anchor Ariane Aramburo brings you an update from a UAA economic report that ranked Alaska's economic health lowest in the nation, town hall meetings held by ASD to discuss potential school closures, and the Shop Palmer program encouraging residents to keep their holiday spending local. Alaska's economic...

Incentive program to shop local enters its fifth year in Palmer

PALMER, Alaska (KTUU) - It’s easy to put off shopping for friends and family during the holiday season, but beating the rush out in Palmer might pay off. From Nov. 20 through Dec. 20 the Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce is running its stamp incentive program called Shop Palmer.

Soldotna Grapples State’s Best At Lancer Smith Tournament

The largest collection of high school wrestlers, from all divisions of Alaska wrestling, battled at the Lancer Smith Invitational Wrestling Tournament held at the Menard Arena in Wasilla. The Soldotna Stars, crowning five individual weight class champions, earned the overall boys team title outscoring South Anchorage 251.5 to 182. Individual...

People of Lakes: Jayden Townsend

Willow Finch is a very colorful person. She describes herself as shy, nice, and gay. Others may say she’s also unique. Especially since she likes very weird food combinations: cereal with water. “I only drink almond milk, and there was only a little bit of regular milk left. I was like, ‘I don’t want that nasty stuff’ and I saw that we had a jug of water. So I was like… ‘come over here’” said the Lakes sophomore.

Med student spends time in Alaska as part of tribal medicine training

Media Contact: Sara Plummer | Communications Coordinator | 918-561-1282 | For medical student Ashton Glover Gatewood, spending time in Wasilla, Alaska, treating patients and learning from physicians at the Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center was both quite similar and very different to her time in tribal health facilities in Oklahoma.

DOT Seeking Comment On Seward Highway MP 90-99 Pavement Preservation

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) has assumed the responsibilities of the Federal Highway Administration under 23 U.S.C. 327 and is requesting public comments on an intended de minimis Section 4(f) finding for proposed impacts resulting from resurfacing the Bird to Girdwood trail that generally parallels the Seward Highway and is located within the Chugach State Park. The Chugach State Park is protected under Section 4(f) of the USDOT Act of 1966.

Wire cable that caused Mat-Su plane crash not illegal, DNR says

CHICKALOON, Alaska (KTUU) - A wire cable that stretched across the Matanuska River near Chickaloon that caused a deadly plane crash this month has been deemed legal in the estimation of the Department of Natural Resources. The Piper PA-18 Super Cub aircraft was solely piloted by 46-year-old Palmer resident Joshua...

Blackwater Railroad Company and Wiley Post play Williwaw on Friday

Approaching their 10th year of combining bluegrass, country, rock, and Americana music, the Blackwater Railroad Company has earned its spot at the top echelon of Alaskan bands.Working in chaotic unison to create beautiful harmonies, this five-piece string band has developed an unparalleled sound. “This year has been wild. It’s been...

New at Skeetawk

When Skeetawk Alpine Ski Area opens next month, it will be introducing new experiences and enhanced services for skiers and snowboarders. The biggest news for Skeetawk is night skiing will be offered for the first time ever. The lights have been ordered and Skeetawk has received shipping confirmation - once they arrive, installation will begin immediately and the ski area will open for night skiing from 4-8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and expand their weekend hours to 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.