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Column: Spreading the good word about Juneau

...fair gatherings on the Last Frontier, the Tanana Valley State Fair in Fairbanks and the Alaska State Fair in the Matanuska Valley. I went with fellow lifelong Alaskan Karen Jacobsen Hansen, my partner for this three-day volunteer shift for...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-04/column-spreading-good-word-about-june
Opinion
Honoring artistic Alaskans

...receive the Individual Artist Award. Ivey is known for many years of success as a journalist and bookseller in the Matanuska Valley, and came into her own with the publication of her debut novel, "The Snow Child," which garnered for her the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-13/honoring-artistic-alaskans
Opinion
In the Stacks: New Alaskana

...on the Prairie would probably have been set in the Matanuska Valley. Though written for chapter book readers, adults...stories told by Lehe's friends and neighbors in the Matanuska Valley."World War II Aleut Relocation Camps in Southeast...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-10-10/stacks-new-alaskana
Art
Kenai's peony farmers see flower's potential blooming

...That creates an opportunity where nowhere else it exists," he said.Farmers in Fairbanks, Delta Junction and the Matanuska Valley are also taking to the crop, Floyd said.Floyd spoke of peonies' potential at Saturday's Kenai Peninsula Ag...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-21/kenais-peony-farmers-see-flowers-potent
State
Team Imperial Wins 2013 men's softball state title

...All-Tournament but the statistics were still being compiled at the time of this article.Nineteen teams participated from as far north as Nome, Southeast to Juneau as well as the Kenai Peninsula, Fairbanks, Anchorage and the Matanuska valley.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-08-26/team-imperial-wins-2013-mens-softball-
Sports
Kings in cycle: Salmon populations follow patterns of boom and bust

...the report. Sport fishing effort on kings was expected to increase as the Southcentral population grew from the Matanuska Valley to the Kenai Peninsula. Managers, concerned with the declining stocks of king salmon particularly in the northern...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-03/kings-cycle-salmon-populations-follow-p
State
Palmer man finds, returns $1,500

...looking for lost treasures.But the Palmer man recently had a find come to him, KTUU reported.Cruthers went to the Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union in Palmer to pick up some nickels in search of a find. When he was leaving the credit union...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-17/palmer-man-finds-returns-1500
State
Dorothy M Hildre Vasaonja

...part in a program under the New Deal which aimed to take 200 families from the Mid-west and relocate them to the Matanuska Valley in Alaska. The Vasanojas' were selected and soon were sailing north from San Francisco on the St. Mihiel, an...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000166655840
Accumulated Fragments: Gruening and Bartlett walk the long road to statehood

...significantly. There were various New Deal efforts that helped some; one of the most famous and successful was the 1935 Matanuska Valley colonization scheme by President Franklin Roosevelt. He believed that people in the depressed agricultural areas...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-07-08/accumulated-fragments-gruening-and-
Neighbors
2012 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year Announced

...positions. "His whole life is agriculture," his wife said.The Farm Family of the Year award, sponsored by the Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union, was established by the Alaska State Fair in 2000 to honor an Alaska farming family and show...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-08-10/2012-alaska-state-fair-farm-family-y
Outdoors

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