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.

Shop Small

November 27, 2019 by Casey Ressler
This Thanksgiving, ditch Black Friday and opt for Shop Small Saturday in Palmer - you'll help support local businesses 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 community....

K2 gets news digs

November 14, 2019 by Casey Ressler
The airport in Talkeetna has a new look, thanks to the completion of a new building for K2 Aviation. The building is elegantly constructed and has a lodge-like feel to it. It gives customers a new experience, even before they board a K2 flight to fly around Denali and the Alaska Range. The new K2...

Untold Stories

October 24, 2019 by Casey Ressler
Untold Stories, hosted by the Palmer Museum of History and Art, brings Valley storytellers together for tall tales and memories of growing up on the Last Frontier. The event is molded after the popular Arctic Entries event in Anchorage. During each performance, seven storytellers have seven minutes...

Fall Festival

October 15, 2019 by Casey Ressler
With winter right around the corner, there's one more chance to celebrate fall this weekend. The Reindeer Farm in the Butte is hosting the final installment of their Fall Festival on Oct. 19. The festival is a family friendly event that includes several activities, food, music and most of all, fun!...

Aurora season begins

September 23, 2019 by Casey Ressler
With the end of summer comes a new season - aurora watching. The season has gotten off to an early start, as aurora were spotted in late August and periodically through September already. The northern lights are a natural phenomenon that have to be seen to truly be appreciated. When the darker...

5 fall hikes

September 5, 2019 by Casey Ressler
The Alaska State Fair has ended, and with it, the summer is drawing to a close. The Mat-Su Valley has had a fantastic summer, and it's turning into a beautiful fall as well. Before the snow hits, make sure you get out and enjoy one last memorable hike. Whether it's an extended backpacking trip or a...