Iditarod Board: Dallas Seavey’s dogs failed 2017 drug test

The Iditarod Trail Committee board of directors has named Dallas Seavey as the musher whose dogs tested positive for a banned substance following the 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Earlier this month, Iditarod officials announced a change to the rule governing banned substances. As part of that change, they cited a then-unidentified musher who…

Recount requested for District 5 assembly seat

There will be a recount in the race for the District 5 seat on the Mat-Su Borough Assembly. On Tuesday, the borough announced that candidate Clayton Tew requested the recount. On Election Day, Tew was leading incumbent Dan Mayfield by just under twenty votes. After absentee ballots were counted, the lead flipped, with Mayfield holding…

Talkeetna Historical Society looks to the future

On Thursday, about twenty Talkeetnans gathered to share ideas about what they want to see in the future for the Talkeetna Historical Society’s museum. Two representatives of Juneau-based Exhibit AK were also in the former schoolhouse building to collect those ideas.  

Talkeetna sewer lagoon in compliance for September

  The Talkeetna sewer lagoon has tested in compliance with its state permit for the month of September. According to testing documents, the effluent sample taken on September 26th tested well within requirements for fecal coliform bacteria, with colony forming units totaling one quarter of the maximum allowed number.

Final tallies show Talkeetna sales tax in, Mayfield retains seat

The Mat-Su Borough’s canvassing board has completed counting. In Talkeetna, a total of twenty additional votes were counted from a combination of absentee, questioned, and special needs ballots. Those ballots resulted in ten additional votes in favor of and ten opposed to the proposed sales tax for the Talkeetna Sewer and Water District. The final…

Mat-Su Habitat Restoration and Protection Program showing promise for Upper Valley waterways

Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Mat-Su Conservations Services, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and Alaska Plant Materials Center have partnered together for the purpose of habitat restoration and protection along salmon streams and rivers in the Mat-Su Valley. Earlier this summer, a Bank Restoration Workshop was held in Talkeetna to teach and implement bank…

Palmer boy dies in Parks Highway crash

  A Palmer boy has died in a crash on the Parks Highway. Shortly before 4:00 pm on Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers say a two-vehicle collision near Mile 53 of the Parks Highway claimed the life of 11-year-old Noah Meyer. Troopers say 57-year-old Mark Meyer of Palmer was driving an SUV southbound on the Parks…