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.

Memorial Day

May 20, 2020 by Casey Ressler
The annual Memorial Day celebration will take place Monday at the Veterans Wall of Honor, with a few changes in face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The event takes place at 1 p.m., and there will be bleacher seating available for people since the governor's announcement of a complete reopening of the...
Today kicks off National Travel and Tourism Week, and, in the face of a global pandemic, it takes on a much different tone. While we can't welcome our guests in person, we can still celebrate the Spirit of Travel and all the positive things the tourism industry provides to our community. Communities...

Virtual puzzle

April 29, 2020 by Casey Ressler
Can't visit the Mat-Su Valley because you are stuck at home? No problem! We'll come to you, and give you something to do to break up the monotony! The Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau has created eight virtual jigsaws featuring noteworthy scenes, attractions and activities from around the Valley....

Earth Day

April 22, 2020 by Casey Ressler
April 22 in the 50th anniversary of Earth Day around the world, a time to reflect on the importance the environment has on our surroundings. Now more than ever, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we realize how Alaska's amazing natural beauty is so important to our well being, both physically and...

Virtual Visits

April 8, 2020 by Casey Ressler
Right now, it's time to stay home, be safe and stay healthy. But that doesn't mean you don't have the opportunity to virtually visit, particularly at the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer. Every Thursday, the farm is hosting a Facebook Live event at 11 a.m. Alaska time. Viewers tune in and are treated to a...
During these uncertain times, the Mat-Su CVB is here to provide our partners with resources they need, as well as information to our visitors. We are all in this together, and together, we will get through it. For our visitors, we look forward to the day we can welcome you and show you why we love...

Tourism Impacts

March 20, 2020 by Casey Ressler
The last few weeks have been unprecedented for all of us as our day-to-day routines have been put on pause to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus. In addition to the overwhelming health and social consequences, it is having a major impact on our economy, and particularly the travel and...

Oosik Ski Classic

March 11, 2020 by Casey Ressler
With a healthy dump of fresh snow, it's time for the fun and funky Oosik Classic Ski Race in Talkeetna Saturday, March 14. The Oosik, now in its 20th 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...