Dangerous avalanche conditions barred searchers for another day from landing in Hatcher Pass to look for 33-year-old Liam Walsh, who was last heard from Sunday when he took a solo skiing trip in the area.

Tegan Hanlon
Hazardous avalanche conditions around Hatcher Pass Road, blocked Tuesday by a 100-foot-wide slide, will also delay a ground search for Wasilla skier Liam Walsh, reported overdue in the area Monday, troopers said. Chris Klint
The Parks Highway between Wasilla and Fairbanks was opened, but the transportation department warned of challenging driving conditions, including heavy snowfall and poor visibility. Hatcher Pass Road was not expected to be cleared this week after an avalanche pummeled the area Tuesday.  Tegan Hanlon
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
A Wasilla man is missing in the Hatcher Pass area, last heard from nearly two days before a large avalanche Tuesday morning closed Hatcher Pass Road, troopers said.Chris Klint
Mat-Su emergency responders report “very low levels” of carbon monoxide Monday at a Meadow Lakes Loop Road home, where a leak a week ago sent six people to an area hospital.Chris Klint
After 18 inches of snow fell in Talkeetna overnight, state transportation officials in Southcentral Alaska say "every operator is on the road" to clear the Parks Highway and other areas hit hard by the region's massive snow dump.Zaz Hollander,Chris Klint
The Parks Highway was closed for almost four hours at Pittman Road near Wasilla on Thursday after a crash that left one man dead.Chris Klint,Megan Edge
The Valley, like the rest of Alaska, is seeing a rise in heroin addiction but has no inpatient detox options when addicts want to get clean. Zaz Hollander
Crews fought a residential fire in Palmer on Monday morning. The occupants were able to escape safely.Chris Klint