State Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Bill Hogan says that if he's given the role of directing Mat-Su College, he'd like to expand the college's role in training health care workers and students who can help build a natural gas pipeline.
Voters will have a chance to decide at the Oct. 5 city election whether Palmer should spend $3 million to buy the 8.7-acre former Matanuska Maid property on South Valley Way.
The city of Palmer is negotiating a deal with the Alaska Avalanche junior hockey team to be the team's hometown for the next five years.
Don Benson of Palmer, a Republican challenging state Rep. Carl Gatto in the upcoming statewide primary election, is getting support from Gatto's colleague, state Sen. Linda Menard.
Before Anchorage was even a tent city, the community of Knik, just across Knik Arm, was a bustling mini-metropolis.
If given the job of directing Mat-Su College, Mat-Su Mayor Talis Colberg said he envisions staying in the position "until someone tells me I shouldn't be here" and helping the college grow from a mostly two-year institution to a more traditional campus where students can participate in a broad range of activities and earn four-year degrees.
Mat-Su Borough Mayor Talis Colberg is among the four finalists being considered for the position of Mat-Su College director.
Residents on Hazel Avenue near Knik might have noticed a few peculiar things happening on their road last week: steel gadgets on tripods mounted beside the road, scientists with clipboards gathering data and a four-wheeler with a strange contraption attached to it running up and down the road for several hours.
City Council member Nancy Hall will step down from her council seat this month to head to greener ... vineyards.
The state on Wednesday granted Usibelli Coal Mine Inc.'s permit to drill exploration wells at its Wishbone Hill lease north of Palmer.
The city of Houston says residents in the southern part of the city might be able to tap into reduced home-insurance rates, thanks to a new fire station added last year.
A proud grandmother and great-grandmother, longtime business owner, former pipeline worker, and former partner in the Alaska Bush Company strip club in Anchorage, Rosemary Burnett can now add "mayor" to her resume.
It's likely going to cost between $5 million and $25 million more to operate Goose Creek Correctional Center at Point MacKenzie than it will to house those prisoners outside, Corrections Commissioner Joe Schmidt told a group of Wasilla businessmen and women this week.
After 24 years walking the increasingly crowded halls of the Mat-Su Borough office building, John Duffy left his top-floor office last week, with plans to start a new chapter in life.
As part of a state program to reclaim abandoned mine sites, state abandoned mine lands program manager Joe Wehrman, a handful of other state employees and a group of inmates from Palmer Correctional Center spent a wet weekend planting willows on a hillside near Sutton.