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Empire Editorial: Beer, carrots and salmon skins

...state's natural resources into value-added products, then pointed to Alaskan Brewing Company and carrot-growing Matanuska Valley farmers as examples.It wasn't a speech that met with universal acclaim. "We will not fix our problems on beer...
My Turn: Celebrating Mother's Day

...Mothers worked particularly hard in Alaska, not too many years ago helping carve out homesteads in places like the Matanuska Valley or in hundreds of villages, maintaining a valued way of life, caring for their families and adapting to the inevitable...
Catching 'chromers' in Yakutat

...rod-carrying passengers. Ben Rowell was heading to Yakutat for the fifth time. He mainly fishes for trout in the Matanuska Valley, but it's "the chrome steelhead in the small, skinny water" that keeps him coming back to Yakutat, he said...
My Turn: Diversifying the Permanent Fund's purpose

...Summit in Juneau, Gov. Bill Walker defended his State of the State references to the Alaskan Brewing Company and Matanuska Valley carrots. Because of a few critics in the Legislature, he had to remind us that his examples were intended to show...
'King of Fish' book-dropped around Southeast Alaska

...Fish" to communities across the state. Previous book drops have happened in Kodiak, Homer, Fairbanks and the Matanuska Valley."Our hope is that this book will encourage Alaskans to not only see wild Alaska salmon with fresh eyes, but teach...
Alaska businesses begin pot sales before legal date

...forward to being legal soon."Discreet Deliveries offers up to an ounce of marijuana delivered in Anchorage or the Matanuska Valley. "Big business" could come into the state and push out Alaska marijuana businesses, Burns said, and he's willing...
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...
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...
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...
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.


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