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

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
With Dr. Marjorie Mau in her 50s, and just months after Dr. Ted Mala's retirement from a 40-year career in Alaska health care, the two are cherishing their time with their 6-month-old twins.Jill Burke
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
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
The National Weather Service has extended a freezing rain advisory Tuesday for the Matanuska Valley, as the Susitna Valley sees heavy snowfall Tuesday -- with more on the way during the afternoon.Chris Klint
Nearly two years after a group of Mat-Su emergency responders sued over unpaid state retirement benefits, the borough has agreed to an out-of-court settlement. Zaz Hollander
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