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Erosion fuels Matanuska River's property assault

ANCHORAGE - Swollen with recent rains, the Matanuska River has launched another erosive assault on properties along its banks. But unlike previous years, when the river attacked properties...
Body found in Matanuska River

WASILLA - A body was found in the Matanuska River and Palmer police say it may be that of a teenager...Four juveniles and two adults had gathered near the Matanuska River Bridge. Police were told Tunohun had been drinking...
Tanker truck crashes near Matanuska River

...ANCHORAGE - Alaska State Troopers say a tanker truck carrying petroleum has crashed at Mile 78 Glenn Highway near the Matanuska River. Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says the truck is leaking oil but she did not know if it had entered the river...
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Warm weather, melting ice swells Matanuska River

SUTTON - Warm weather and melting glacier ice is swelling the Matanuska River, eroding property north of Sutton and threatening the Glenn Highway and several homes. The Anchorage Daily News reported that...
Soggy summer won't dampen enjoyment of Alaska river experience

MATANUSKA RIVER - Gray water rushed beneath us as we...chocolatey by a season of rain. Still this Matanuska River outing with a gang of friends was snug and dry as a cactus. On the Matanuska River, the party of six on our boat had...
Grasshoppers scouring fields in Matanuska Valley

ANCHORAGE - Gardeners and farmers along the Matanuska River in Palmer say the biggest plague of grasshoppers in...Compton said, the grasshoppers are now thick along the Matanuska River. The damage appears to be limited so far, said Doug...
Human skull found along Matanuska R.

ANCHORAGE - A human skull found along the Matanuska River has been identified as the remains of a Knik woman reported missing five years ago, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday. The...
Fur trapping nets over $1 million in profits

ANCHORAGE - The fox sat stiffly along a frozen stream near the Matanuska River, its head cocked and paws crossed as if in contemplation. His vivid coat stood out like a stoplight in the white thicket. Sound...
This Day in History

...its resources might be divided among the people of the world by the United Nations. In 1958, the rain-swollen Matanuska River inundated thousands of acres in the Big Valley area between Palmer and Eklutna. In 1970, the trial of Teamsters...
2 die in Matanuska accidents

...motorcycle on Wasilla Fishhook Road after apparently failing to negotiate a turn. Steve Katchis, 31, drowned in the Matanuska River on Friday afternoon. Katchis and another man were trying to ford the river in a canoe when the canoe rolled, troopers...


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