Last weekend, snow appeared for the first time this winter, and with it comes anticipation of winter activities such as skiing, aurora viewing and ice fishing. As Alaskans, when the season changes, we don't just stay inside, we get out and embrace winter. This winter is particularly exciting, with...

Aurora season begins

October 9, 2020 by Casey Ressler
With the end of summer comes a new season - aurora watching. Northern lights viewing is a fun thing to do during Covid-19 times when social distancing is a priority. Grab your "bubble" and head out on clear, cold evenings and watch the magical displays. The northern lights are a natural phenomenon...

Let's Go There

September 23, 2020 by Casey Ressler
We all need something to look forward to again. And nothing is more exciting than planning that next perfect getaway. The one that can’t get here soon enough. Because the journey begins the moment we decide to go somewhere. Anywhere. It’s time to feel that feeling once again. Let’s get inspired. And...

Christmas in September

September 18, 2020 by Casey Ressler
It's Christmas in September this weekend at the Alaska State Fairgrounds, as the Alaska Chicks Vintage Market holiday event takes place Friday through Sunday. Some of Alaska's trendiest small businesses, including upcyclers, artists, designers, apparel companies and vintage collectors attend the...

Harvest Fest

September 3, 2020 by Casey Ressler
While we all are missing the Alaska State Fair, a smaller version is taking place this weekend, highlighting the historical roots of the fair. Harvest Fest gets back to the fair's agricultural roots with events and exhibits focused on agriculture, livestock and Alaska Grown produce. Throughout the...

Silver Season

August 12, 2020 by Casey Ressler
The second week of August brings the peak of the silver salmon season in the Mat-Su Valley, a great time to have some fun on the water and have some fresh salmon fillets for the grill. Silvers - also known as coho salmon - are popular because they provide a lot of action on the river, and they make...