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.

Girls Weekend Out

April 23, 2019 by Casey Ressler
There is a takeover of Palmer coming this weekend, and women around the Southcentral Alaska region have been looking forward to it for months. The ninth-annual Who Let The Girls Out event in downtown Palmer includes two days of events April 26-27, sales and special opportunities for women at...

Earth Day

April 22, 2019 by Casey Ressler
April 22 in Earth Day around the world, a time to reflect on the importance the environment has on our surroundings. Here in Alaska, we have amazing natural beauty around every corner, and we know first hand how important nature is to our well being, both physically and mentally. Our Alaska State...
The first sign of spring is this weekend - the annual Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show at the Menard Center. You know that summer can't be too far away once the outdoor show season starts, and the Mat-Su show is the first one up on the calendar this year. The show, which runs Friday through Sunday (March...

Oosik 2019

March 13, 2019 by Casey Ressler
With spring right around the corner, it's time for the fun and funky Oosik Classic Ski Race in Talkeetna Saturday, March 16. The Oosik, now in its 19th year, is hosted by the Denali Nordic Ski Club and is one of the most fun and funky races in Alaska. The course changes every year, but there are two...

Pond Hockey

March 5, 2019 by Casey Ressler
More than 100 hockey teams are coming to Big Lake this weekend for Alaska's largest outdoor hockey event, the Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic. This is the third winter in a row the tournament is being held on Big Lake, with 13 rinks being cleared. The event is hosted by the Scotty Gomez...

Iditarod 2019

February 28, 2019 by Casey Ressler
The 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officially gets started Sunday afternoon in Willow, as 52 mushers depart for Nome, 1,100 grueling miles away. This is officially called the Iditarod "Restart" because there is a ceremonial start in Anchorage on Saturday, March 2. That day does not count in the...
March is a great month in Alaska - the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. There's no better place to visit in March than Talkeetna for some of the quirkiest and fun events you'll find on the calendar. The fun begins just south of Talkeetna, in Willow on March 3. That's when...

Iron Dog 2019

February 7, 2019 by Casey Ressler
The Iron Dog, the world's longest and most demanding snowmobile race, begins at Deshka Landing on Sunday, Feb. 17, as Pro Class riders set out in teams of two on a course that is 2,000 miles long. This year, 25 teams (two riders/team) will leave from the starting line at Deshka Landing. From the...