Matanuska-Susitna Valley

Port Mac rail almost out of cash amid budget crunch

The Port MacKenzie rail line extension is nearly two-thirds complete, but there is currently no funding for future work. Matanuska-Susitna Borough Manager John Moosey said… Continue reading

 

Mat-Su Assembly OKs $1.75-million sale of ferry

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s big boat nightmare might finally be over. Borough Manager John Moosey got approval from the Mat-Su Assembly last week to sell the… Continue reading

 

AIDEA OKs loan for Wasilla theme park

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A state agency has agreed to provide a commercial loan for a company that wants to build a $6 million theme park… Continue reading

 

Unified teams score big at Fall Games

Special Olympic unified bocce teams and individual athletes, unified golf teams and one individual golfer brought home an array of medals from the 2014 Special… Continue reading

Mat-Su officials, feds to meet about $12.3M bill for ferry

Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials are prepping for negotiations with the U.S. Transportation Department to resolve $12.3 million the borough owes the feds for its failed ferry… Continue reading

Mat-Su officials pondering how to pay ferry bill

The Federal Transit Administration wants $12.3 million back from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough for the borough’s failed Knik Arm ferry plan. Acting FTA Administrator Therese McMillan… Continue reading

Northern District also up for discussion

Kenai Peninsula issues won’t be the only decisions before the Alaska Board of Fisheries as it considers the Northern District during its two-week Upper Cook… Continue reading

Hockey game canceled due to weather

The Homer High School Mariner hockey game with Wasilla scheduled for today has been canceled due to weather conditions. Icy roads and freezing rain have… Continue reading

Mat-Su Borough rejects $2M offer for unused ferry

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has received a $2 million offer for an unused ferry that’s racking up monthly maintenance costs, but the borough manager says the… Continue reading

Idle ferry proves to be tough sell after lone bid opened

As any boat owner knows, they are expensive. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s venture into large boat ownership gets more expensive by the day with no easy… Continue reading

Fish research funds top $12 million

Fisheries projects throughout the state received a boost in the budget that passed the Legislature.The budget is still subject to Parnell’s approval, so not every… Continue reading

Mat-Su blames drift fishery for poor runs

    Bruce Knowles, chairman of the Mat-Su borough’s Fish and Wildlife Commission, is urging sport fishermen to call Gov. Sean Parnell and tell him… Continue reading

Alaskans should be rewarded for fighting government waste

Recent challenges to the new railroad to Port MacKenzie in Knik Arm have prompted calls to punish the public interest groups who challenged this short-sighted… Continue reading

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