The Palmer Bike Park in Matanuska River Park features dirt jumps, wooden ramps, a pump track and single-track trails.

Alaska Dispatch News

The Palmer Bike Park, located in Matanuska River Park, features dirt jumps, wooden ramps, a pump track and singletrack trails.

Alaska Dispatch News

Several hundred Bartlett High School students received their diplomas at a graduation ceremony at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Marc Lester

Three brown bear cubs rescued earlier this month on Kodiak Island are recuperating at the Alaska Zoo, and enjoying some sibling bonding time before being moved to an outdoor exhibit.

Bill Roth

The resident brown bears at the Alaska Zoo tested bear-resistant trash cans during a Bear Aware event held on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10.

Bill Roth

A new community health center is rising in Sutton to provide care for this medically underserved part of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley where people still sometimes drive hours to see a doctor.

Zaz Hollander

For the first time in its 74-year history, Matanuska Electric Association is on its own. The Palmer, Alaska-based electric cooperative became “self-generating” at midnight May 1 when the new $324 million Eklutna Generation Station started cranking out power as a utility.

Zaz Hollander and Loren Holmes

In this episode of Indie Alaska, we meet Iñupiaq artist Ross Schaeffer. After spending most of his life hunting, trapping and fishing around Kotzebue, Scaeffer transformed his lifestyle into creating artwork and carvings that blend traditional and modern techniques.

Alaska Public Media

Our rented pickup lurches through the tundra in the pre-dawn dark, three of us packed into the cab in a swirl of gas fumes, bullets rattling on the dashboard. We're on one of Alaska's most isolated islands, and we're looking for caribou.

Paxson Woelber

Years after Deb Hageter triggered the arrest of Catherine Adcock for prescription fraud and drug possession, the women became friends.

Marc Lester