The Denali Nordic Ski Trails with help from the Borough, has been planning future ski trails in the Talkeetna Lakes Park for a number of years. The next step in the Borough park plan is underway and it means creating new loop ski trails. The Park will be closed for a day in order for equipment to work on the new trail system.
The Mat Su Borough Assembly adopted a school bond package that will go in front of voters this fall. It is just one of many ballot measure voters will need to decide upon at the ballot box. The bond package includes numerous improvements plus new schools in the Knik Goose Bay area. Sue Deyoe has more on the school bonds…
The Mat Su Borough Assembly recently approved district reapportionment. After each federal census and after the state is finished with their redistricting plan, the Assembly is required to propose a reapportionment plan for assembly districts. (more…)
After an hour of discussion at the Mat Su Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday evening, the Assembly voted in favor of putting forth a road bond proposition to voters this fall. (more…)
For hardcore music festival fans across Alaska, this weekend will be bittersweet. It is the last Talkeetna Bluegrass Festival….ever. That’s a promise made by organizers. Organziers complain that it’s the policies of the Mat Su Borough that have finally shut down the festival for good. Sue Deyoe has more on the end of the largest summer music festival in Alaska. (note – the story says the festival is on private land NORTH of Talkeetna – its actually south of Trapper Creek AND Talkeetna, but north of the Talkeetna “Y”)
The Mat Su Borough Assembly voted against a memorandum on Talkeetna water utility metering Tuesday evening.
Assemblyman Vern Halter put a stop to the proposed engineering contract to study how and where to install meters for both residents and commercial properties. (more…)
Voters in the Mat Su Borough will have a tower ballot measure on the October 4th ballot. The Mat Su Borough Assembly was split in their decision to ask the voting public whether the communication towers in the Borough should have a different setback than currently. (more…)
The Talkeetna Community Council has received the capital list for work that is scheduled to be completed in three Borough parks in the Talkeetna area.
Originally, James King, the Community Development director at the Mat Su Borough, said that a large sum of money was slated to be spent at Christenson Lake, Talkeetna Lakes and downtown Talkeenta Village Park. However, that sum is less than half of what he estimated. Instead of $390,000 dollars, the total line item for the three parks is about $170,000. Deshka River, Meadow Lakes and Willow also will receive substantial improvements bringing the Borough wide amount to two hundred and ninety thousand dollars. (more…)
RESTORATION IN PROGRESS – The YCC, US Fish & Wildlife, AK Dept F&G, Mat Su Borough and the USSWCD work to repair salmon habitat along Sunshine Creek.
Sunshine Creek, north of Talkeetna, is a popular location for anglers at this time of year. The Creek has seen severe stream bank deterioration over the past few years. This week, over a dozen youth from the Upper Valley, ages 14 to 17, are working to improve the salmon habitat in the area. Sue Deyoe visited the work project and has this story: