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.

Christmas in September

September 18, 2020 by Casey Ressler
It's Christmas in September this weekend at the Alaska State Fairgrounds, as the Alaska Chicks Vintage Market holiday event takes place Friday through Sunday. Some of Alaska's trendiest small businesses, including upcyclers, artists, designers, apparel companies and vintage collectors attend the...

Let's Go There

September 8, 2020 by Casey Ressler
We all need something to look forward to again. And nothing is more exciting than planning that next perfect getaway. The one that can’t get here soon enough. Because the journey begins the moment we decide to go somewhere. Anywhere. It’s time to feel that feeling once again. Let’s get inspired. And...

Harvest Fest

September 3, 2020 by Casey Ressler
While we all are missing the Alaska State Fair, a smaller version is taking place this weekend, highlighting the historical roots of the fair. Harvest Fest gets back to the fair's agricultural roots with events and exhibits focused on agriculture, livestock and Alaska Grown produce. Throughout the...

Silver Season

August 12, 2020 by Casey Ressler
The second week of August brings the peak of the silver salmon season in the Mat-Su Valley, a great time to have some fun on the water and have some fresh salmon fillets for the grill. Silvers - also known as coho salmon - are popular because they provide a lot of action on the river, and they make...

Preserving history

August 6, 2020 by Casey Ressler
Palmer's history comes alive in a new photo collection project by the Palmer Museum of History and Art. The Matanuska Valley Historical Photo Project is an online database that is available to the public that contains the best photographs from the museum's collection of more than 10,000. The...

Vintage Market

July 20, 2020 by Casey Ressler
The Alaska State Fairgrounds is the place to be this weekend, as the Alaska Chicks Vintage Market takes place Friday through Sunday. The Vintage Market is typically held in the spring, but this year due to Covid-19, was moved to a summer date. The market has grown in popularity to become a can't...