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Missing in the Mat-Su

Alaska is notorious for being a place where people can get lost – sometimes forever. People can run into bad weather or bad luck when out in the wilderness or on a body of water or even when driving on a remote road. Some people have mental health challenges and…

The secret Parnell contract was not a secret claims MSB Manager Moosey in an interview with his PR Agent (AKA the Frontiersman’s Publisher)

Dennis Anderson, the Frontiersman newspaper’s Publisher (who recently relocated to Colorado but still works for Wick Publishing which owns the Frontiersman), is MSB Manager Moosey’s “go to” person for Public Relations. Mr. Anderson’s “Publisher’s Notebook” column, which runs in the Frontiersman and its sister newspaper, the Anchorage Press, often features…

The Original Borough Budget (1964)

Here is the original 1964 Mat-Su Borough Budget.  It totaled $163,475.00 Click below to see entire document: 64budget Summary page: Here is one of the very first Ordinances which sets the compensation for Borough Assembly members and the Borough Chairman.

Books about the Mat-Su Valley

While there are thousands of “Alaskana” books, there are not very many books which focus on the Mat-Su Valley. Here are some non-fiction Mat-Su Valley books: Frozen Shield: Alaska Cover-Up by Nick Mangieri.  (2000) The author was the Chief of Police for Palmer for just six months in 1975 before…