Preserving history

August 6, 2020 by Casey Ressler
Palmer's history comes alive in a new photo collection project by the Palmer Museum of History and Art. The Matanuska Valley Historical Photo Project is an online database that is available to the public that contains the best photographs from the museum's collection of more than 10,000. The...

Vintage Market

July 20, 2020 by Casey Ressler
The Alaska State Fairgrounds is the place to be this weekend, as the Alaska Chicks Vintage Market takes place Friday through Sunday. The Vintage Market is typically held in the spring, but this year due to Covid-19, was moved to a summer date. The market has grown in popularity to become a can't...
Visitors to Independence Mine can explore more than ever before thanks to new private and customizable tours being offered by Salmon Berry Tours, the park's concessionaire this summer. Salmon Berry Tours currently has three buildings open to the public - there is no cost (other than parking) to...

Friday Flings

June 18, 2020 by Casey Ressler
After a delay to start the summer, one of Palmer’s best small-town traditions is back – Friday Fling. Starting tomorrow (June 19), downtown Palmer is the place to be every Friday through September 11. The event has added four more weeks to its schedule to make up for the delay and to extend into the...

Did you know?

June 12, 2020 by Casey Ressler
The Mat-Su Valley is filled with adventures around every turn in the road, but how much do you know about the area? Here are five facts that may come as a surprise to many. Size The Mat-Su Borough encompasses 25,000 square miles, all the way north to Denali State Park along the Glenn Highway, and...