The Matanuska-Susitna Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan marks a first attempt by local officials to create more nonmotorized access across an area from Glacier View to Talkeetna.
Crews are moving 3,000 tons of rock into place to safeguard the riverbank after heavy rains and high water in early September led to erosion that threatened nearby structures and destroyed a popular trail.
An advisory committee the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly approved Tuesday includes a member who raised concerns over her business ties to an assembly member who supports fewer setback restrictions.
The event, hosted by an Alaska community about once every decade, is now expected to cost about $7 million after original estimates came in at $4 million to $6 million, organizers say.
Plow drivers say it cost $7.1 million extra to clear snow pushed from driveways into roads over the 2022-23 season. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has offered a 20% cost-of-living increase to cover the overages.
The District-Wide Library Committee is starting a review of 56 books that are the subject of challenges and currently off the shelves. The school board will make final decisions.
The road would also connect the proposed West Susitna Access Road with the George Parks Highway.
Heavy snow caused the partial collapse in February. A measure on the ballot next month asks local voters to approve up to $10 million in property tax increases to help pay for a new building.
A school district policy lets some students travel away from the school over lunch, but officials at local stores say some are stealing food.
Flooding was also reported this week on the Kenai Peninsula, where glacial dams on Skilak and Snow lakes burst, leading to flooding in some areas along the Kenai River.
An assembly decision to temporarily waive dump fees to help residents get rid of windstorm debris, without limits on users from outside the borough, could cost $400,000 in lost revenue, officials say.
The fairies have long been a fair favorite, donning green tulle skirts and feather boas, cheering on competitors at the giant vegetable weigh-offs and taking photos with fans young and old.
Although his Alaska State Fair entry couldn’t touch the record, reigning pumpkin champ Dale Marshall took home yet another win.