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Posts from September 2014

Shaking it up

September 26, 2014
Yesterday morning, Southcentral Alaska was rocking and rolling, to the tune of a 6.2 earthquake centered in the Mat-Su Valley. Facebook and Twitter could barely keep up with the posts from everyone sharing their stories. Text messages were sent at lightning speeds. Then, as the news made its way out...

Lead dog adventures

September 11, 2014
The Mat-Su Valley is home to many Iditarod mushers, and several of them are former champions of the world-famous race. But you don't have to spend years training for the race to experience what it's like to be an Iditarod musher, and you certainly don't have to wait for winter. Many mushers in the...

Fall colors abound

September 5, 2014
This time of year, the bulk of the tourists have left, and residents are busy getting ready for another winter. But it's a great time to get out and explore several areas of the Mat-Su Valley, where fall colors abound and some amazing hiking opportunities exist. The Glenn Highway National Scenic...