Dall sheep are at the center of a growing battle among hunters, guides and out-of-state trophy seekers as state biologists try to find out what's caused a decadelong decline in their numbers. Sheep are on the agenda at this week's Alaska Board of Game meeting in Wasilla. Zaz Hollander
Guards at Goose Creek Correctional Facility in Wasilla had been monitoring phone calls between one of the inmates and a woman who was arrested Wednesday after allegedly attempting to bring the drugs to the prison.Laurel Andrews
A group hoping to launch a charter school in the Valley said this week they will continue efforts to attract prospective students after the Mat-Su School Board rejected their application and the state supported the denial amid concern over whether they had enough parent and student interest. Tegan Hanlon
Less than 24 hours after deliberations began, a Palmer Superior Court jury on Friday convicted a Wasilla father of second-degree murder in the 2008 death of his 15-month-old daughter. Zaz Hollander
Alaska State Troopers are looking for a man who they say robbed a Wasilla pharmacy of about $40,000 worth of prescription drugs.Megan Edge
Five weeks after the trial began in Palmer, a Superior Court jury on Thursday began deliberations on charges of second-degree murder against Clayton Allison, the Wasilla father accused of killing his 15-month-old daughter. Zaz Hollander
The newest space for theater and concerts in the Mat-Su opened with ceremonies and music last weekend.Mike Dunham

The $20 million Glenn Massay Theater was dedicated on Saturday evening, Feb. 7, 2015, at Mat-Su College in Palmer. 

Mike Dunham
Alaska State Troopers say they are looking for a man Tuesday who held up a pharmacy in Wasilla and fled with bag of prescription medication.  Tegan Hanlon
Superior Court Judge Vanessa White ordered Donna Turner,  longtime owner of a Big Lake wedding business and a regular at chamber events,  to serve 90 days in prison starting March 31, though her attorney expects she will qualify for electronic monitoring instead.Zaz Hollander
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