Author: Casey Ressler

Casey Ressler is the Mat-Su CVB marketing and communications manager. A perfect day for him involves his raft and his fly rod, ending with a campfire on the river with a view of Denali.

Alaska Strong

December 5, 2018 by Casey Ressler
Ask any Alaskan where they were at 8:29 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, and they can tell you - that's when the ground started shaking and it seemingly wouldn't end, as a 7.0 earthquake centered near Point MacKenzie in the Mat-Su Borough unleashed fury. I was sitting at my desk in Palmer. I've lived in...
Talkeetna Winterfest gets started this weekend with several events that are uniquely Alaskan. Winterfest officially gets started at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 with the tree lighting ceremony in the Village Park. Santa Claus will be on hand as well. Then, at 7 p.m., the motorized parade of lights...

Shop Small

November 21, 2018 by Casey Ressler
Ditch Black Friday and opt for Shop Small Saturday this Thanksgiving weekend - you'll help support local businesses in Palmer and you may find yourself a treat or two. Instead of fighting crowds at a big box store, spend your Saturday strolling through downtown Palmer, supporting members of your...

Trails maps app

November 9, 2018 by Casey Ressler
Thanks to the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation, a wide range of Mat-Su area trail maps are available in a convenient smartphone app. OuterSpatial is available for both iOS and Android platforms. It is a national app, but delivers localized content based on user's location. For the Mat-Su Valley,...