Rehearsal for the production of the  “Alaska Nutcracker” is held at the Glenn Massay Theater at the Mat-Su Community College in the Valley on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.

Bob Hallinen
Alaska State Troopers say the 28-year-old Wasilla man arrested in a string of armed robberies in the Valley described his acts as a cry for help and meant to impress his estranged wife.Zaz Hollander
Even the author of "This Book is Gay" says it's no children's book. But at the Wasilla Public Library, it sits on the juvenile nonfiction shelf, and has sparked controversy.Zaz Hollander
Special Santa Festival of Trees to be won.
Thomas Cottam was convicted by a Palmer jury of charges of murder and vehicle theft, the Alaska State Troopers said in an online dispatch posted Friday.  Michelle Theriault Boots
The feature presentation, on the big screen, will be the 2012 film "Big Miracle."
First time Cross Country skier? Trying to tune up your racing skills? These lessons are for all abilities.
First time cross country skier. Need to tune your racing skills. These lessons are for all.
The mother was about to take her son sledding when the boy jumped out of the back seat of the car as she was reversing, police say. He was flown to a hospital for treatment.Megan Edge
With snow covering the ground, it won’t be long until the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge is accessible to skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts too.Erin Kirkland
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