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.

Forget the gym membership - in 2020, make it a resolution to explore more. This is the time of the year when we everyone looks to the future and comes up with new resolutions, with typical favorites involving diets and gym memberships usually falling by the wayside about mid-January. Instead, start...

Santa Sightings

December 20, 2019 by Casey Ressler
Christmas is just days away, but it seems that all must be under control for Santa. He was recently spotted in the Mat-Su Valley taking a break by fat tire biking and kayaking, two of his favorite activities. The jolly old man got in contact with Dan McDonough of Lifetime Adventures last week - they...

Colony Christmas

December 10, 2019 by Casey Ressler
There is simply no better way to get into the holiday spirit than a visit to Colony Christmas, which is this weekend in downtown Palmer. The entire community comes together to make it one of the most memorable weekends on the calendar. From a parade of lights and fireworks to craft fairs and outdoor...

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...