Tag - Nature

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...

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...

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...

Peony Farming

July 23, 2019 by Casey Ressler
The Mat-Su Valley has always been known as the agricultural hub of Alaska, with giant cabbages, potatoes and carrots being some of the best known products. In the last few years, however, peony farming has become a major part of the growing scene, with their giant, blooming flowers appearing on...