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Raw Video: Alaskan Students Take to Social Media to Share Real-Time Footage of Friday's Terrifying 7.0 Earthquake  The 74

As a 7.0 earthquake rolled across Alaska on Friday, students cowered under desks and took to social media to share their experiences in real time. Alyson Petrie ...



District officials detail damage to schools following earthquake; update status of schools still in question  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The Mat Su Borough School Board held a work session with staff on Wednesday to address concerns over the earthquake damaged facilities and ...



Houston Middle most likely to remain closed through school year; At least 10 schools to reopen Thursday  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

MAT-SU — Houston Middle School will most likely be closed for the remainder of the school year, Mat-Su Borough School District superintendent Dr. Monica ...



Alaska earthquake: Frightened students take cover under desks after tremor hits | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Watch Alaska earthquake: Frightened students take cover under desks after tremor hits Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca.



Valley raised actor, model returns to Colony High School for his 20-year reunion  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Two decades after graduating from Colony High School, Steven Bruns is back in the Mat-Su Valley for his 20-year reunion.



4 Valley schools participate in Colony Marching Band Invitational  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — For more than 15 years Colony High School has been the only marching band in the Mat-Su Borough School District, and one of the few in Alaska.



Pair arrested, charged with theft at Palmer High, Colony High  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Victims of theft at Palmer and Colony High Schools were returned their belongings the day that they were stolen thanks to work from the Palmer ...



Colony High School's giant graduation | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA— The Curtis D. Menard Sports Center was jam-packed on Wednesday, May 9 as 270 Colony Knights walked across the stage to receive their ...



Colony High cancels pep rally after reported threat  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

A day after Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported threat of violence at Houston High School, another alleged threat caused officials to cancel a pep rally ...



Colony clobbers Chugiak | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The Colony Knights dismantled the Chugiak Mustangs 51-0 Friday night at Pride Field at Colony High School. The Knights dominated the game in ...



Mat-Su showdown headlines KTUU game of the week  KTUU.com

The Colony Knights will host the Wasilla Warriors for the KTUU Week 6 Tailgate Tour game of the week.



New face on varsity gives Knights' football added push they need on defense  KTUU.com

John Kelsey may be seeing the football field for the first time in high school but he's making a big difference for the Colony Knights on defense.



Threat averted — quietly — at Colony Middle School | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Thursday afternoon, more than 1,000 students packed the Colony Middle School Gym for a welcoming assembly while Troopers conducted an ...



Back in the game: Longtime mentor returns to Valley volleyball  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Longtime Valley volleyball coach Steve Reynolds took a step away from the game he loves. Reynolds moved away from the state he loves. But after ...



Prep football kicks off this week: Here's what you need to know  KTUU.com

The 2018 prep football season officially begins, and KTUU Sports has the top storylines heading into this season.



Colony's first home game of the season canceled following suspension of Dimond football program  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The Colony Knights were slated to host their first home game of the 2018 prep football season Friday night at Colony's Pride Field. But the contest ...



Wasilla senior wins Colony Invite XC meet | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — A Wasilla senior opened the prep cross-country running season with a victory Saturday.



Colony High soccer coach earns spot on U.S. National Team in footgolf  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — A random YouTube video led to a new athletic career for longtime Colony High School soccer coach Jeremy Johnson. Now, Johnson has the ...



Colony High's Brian Mead wins 2018 BP Teachers of Excellence Award  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — Colony High School English teacher, Brian Mead was recognized as the Mat-Su Valley winner of the 2018 BP Teachers of Excellence Awards on ...



Colony High senior snags chance to play at Division I level  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Moments before Jarek Schultz signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday afternoon, his parents presented him with a surprise.



Colony football literally goes out of its way for Fairbanks' Interior Jamboree  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Colony High School football team won't play any of the five other teams at Friday night's Interior Jamboree during the regular season.



Colony skier makes school history | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Annika Hanestad followed her second straight region title with a bit of school history.



Colony High School Band gears up to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade  KTUU.com

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) Palmer's Colony High School will join 11 other bands marching in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The band has been ...



9 Valley athletes qualify for state tennis meet | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Four years ago, as freshmen, Logan Crawford and Kati Renfro were members of Colony High School's first tennis now. Now seniors, Crawford and ...



Veterans Day events scheduled across the Valley | Arts & Entertainment  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA— Veterans Day falls on Sunday, Nov. 11 and will also be observed the following Monday. There are a series of annual events dedicated to the Mat-Su ...



Valley Grown: Former Colony standout leads college team in home runs  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — A former Colony High School baseball standout has established himself among the top power options for Corban University.



As teams across the Valley struggle with field conditions, Palmer girls' soccer team finally gets the chance to hit the turf  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — It was only a scrimmage. But the Palmer Moose could not have been more excited.



New guitar shop to open in Palmer | Arts & Entertainment  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Todd Farnsworth has journeyed far and wide with music, but on September 1, Wood and Wires guitar shop will hold it's grand opening at 101 West ...



Dimond football suspended by Superintendent as investigation into 'serious misconduct' continues  KTUU.com

The Anchorage School District has canceled Dimond High football activities for the next week, as the district investigates allegations of sex assault and hazing.



Semi-pro soccer league announces expansion to Palmer  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — During his time at Southwest Oregon Community College, Josh Banks saw the success of semi-professional soccer in the area. Following his time ...



Colony High School presents 'The Glass Menagerie' | Arts & Entertainment  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Marching band's trip to New York informs choice for Tennessee Williams classic.



Colony High School Marching Band prepares for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performance  KTUU.com

Nearly 200 student musicians and their parents will head to the big apple next weekend to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.



2018 prep soccer: Colony girls, boys boast veteran depth  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — With only one senior on the girls' squad, the Colony Knights can't resist thinking about the future. But with a squad loaded with veterans, the Knights ...



Amy Frances (Stanford) Thomas | Obituaries  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Amy Frances (Stanford) Thomas, 75, died October 2, 2018 Wasilla, Alaska, peacefully at home.



Palmer native Baldwin wins Pulitzer Prize | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Clare Baldwin, a Colony High School graduate, is receiving a Pulitzer Prize award for her investigative journalism. Although her journey may have ...



19-year-old with deep Northwest Arctic roots drowns after canoe capsizes on lake near Wasilla  Anchorage Daily News

Bryce Adams was a former state champion wrestler at Colony High School and part of a storied Kotzebue family.



Tailgate tour heads to Kodiak for Week 5 of prep football  KTUU.com

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — The KTUU Tailgate Tour is headed to Kodiak for week five of the prep football season, where the Bears will be hosting Lathrop ...



Through open doors | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — It isn't every day a student from the Mat-Su Valley is accepted into an Ivy League school, so amid the many stories of the class of 2018, 17-year-old,



300 and counting: Longtime Colony soccer coach hits another milestone  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Jeremy Johnson has hit a number of milestones during his 23 years as head coach of the Colony High School boys' soccer team.



Ketchikan native, basketball celebrity Jesse LeBeau at Colony High for block party Saturday  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Jesse LeBeau grew up an underdog. Now his successful career in acting and professional basketball has brought him to MSBSD to share his ...



Alaska marching band takes its show on the road for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade  Alaska Dispatch News

It's the first full band from Alaska featured in the parade in the event's 91 years.



Next man up: Colony gets past upset-minded Warriors  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — With two of Colony's top running backs on the sideline, it was next man up for the Colony Knights.



37 trees  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Two spruce trees planted in front of Colony High School to honor Palmer teen part of larger effort.



Host Knights win Colony Invite | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The host Colony Knights kept most of the hardware at home.



TAKING THE LEAD: Colony coaches looking to veterans to guide Knights into the 2017 season  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — As the Colony High staff worked with its players for the first two weeks of preseason practice, the coaches saw the talent and the potential. But they ...



Local pageant contestants to compete for Miss USA title  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — Miss Alaska USA kicks off on Aug. 4 at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium in Anchorage, with three Mat-Su Valley residents joining in the ...



West and Bartlett kick off title rematch in Week 3's Tailgate Tour Game of the Week  KTUU.com

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Heading into the third week of the Alaska Prep Football season and two of the state's top programs will meet Friday for the KTUU ...



Palmer girls sweep the Valley Invite and break school record  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

The Valley Invitational concluded Saturday afternoon with the Palmer High School girls swim team taking home the gold with 91 points, 34 points ahead of the ...



Knights, Warriors move into NLC title match | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The region tournament didn't start for Wasilla they way the Warriors envisioned. But Wasilla bounced back in a big way.



SEMI-PRO: A new level of soccer has arrived in the Valley  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Semi-professional soccer made its debut in the Mat-Su Valley.



Company at last: Colony no longer the only marching band in the state  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Some 106 Colony Knights and 23 Houston Hawks performed at the Colony High School Marching Band Invitational at Colony's football field Friday.



Mat-Su College honors local soldier who died in action  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Mat-Su College hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony Monday, providing the opportunity to recognize the 100th anniversary of the end of World ...



Lathrop wins division one state wrestling championship  KTUU.com

ANCHORAGE, AK (KTUU) After a weekend that culiminated with an entire season's worth of work, Lathrop took the division one state wrestling crown. Coming in ...



Wasilla girls score win over Knights | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER— Wasilla senior Azlynn Brandenburg continued her tear and the Warriors received big minutes from their reserves during a 59-44 win over Colony ...



Bryce Louis Sikkiaġruk Adams | Obituaries  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Bryce Louis Sikkiaġruk Adams, 19, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018, in Wasilla, Alaska. Bryce spent his childhood in the northwestern village of Kotzebue, ...



Murder trial for first teen charged in Grunwald slaying begins in Palmer  Anchorage Daily News

Authorities say the crime started with a pistol-whipping behind Erick Almandinger's home in Palmer.



Colony boys blank South | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — With a move back to the center midfield, Colony's Noah Krozel's role has changed this year. Last season, Krozel was a goal-scoring machine at his ...



Knights, Warriors open prep volleyball season with victories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The Colony Knights got a sneak peak at a Northern Lights Conference rival Thursday night at Colony High School.



HOMECOMING: Former Colony standout returns to annual football camp to share his own experiences  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — As a high school player, Anthony Bricker participated in the All-Alaska Football Camp prior to each of his four years at Colony High. This weekend ...



Palmer freshman wins Colony Invite | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Last year, the Palmer Moose featured three freshmen among the top 5 runners on a girls' squad that finished third in the region meet and advanced ...



DOUBLE DUTY: Longtime Colony boys' soccer coach also leading the girls  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — After leading the Colony boys soccer program to nearly 300 wins, 11 Northern Lights Conference titles and a pair of state championships since ...



Colony senior grabs chance to play at the next level  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — During the 2017 prep football season, Colony seniors Jarrett Villastrigo and Parker Kizer helped lead head coach Rhett Magner's Knights to the ...



Local swimmers tear up the pool at state swimming and diving meet  Alaskastar

Last year's state high school swim meet proved to be a pool of despair for Eagle River's John Heaphy and Chugiak's Izzy Powers. The duo entered the meet as ...



Colony freshman a top fundraiser for 2017 Polar Plunge  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — By $100 Kayleen Plano-Murr has already exceeded her $1000 fundraising goal for this year's Polar Plunge, with more donations on the way, ...



INSTANT IMPACT: Newcomer emerges as another weapon for Knights  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — During the summer months leading into the school year, Colony head coach Tom Berg was feeling pretty good about what he was going to have to ...



Right-to-farm Supreme Court arguments heard at Colony High School  Alaska Public Radio Network

Palmer's Colony High School was the site chosen by the Alaska Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in a case that could test the state's right-to-farm law.



LaJuana Kay “Kay” Pierce | Obituaries  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

LaJuana Kay “Kay” Pierce (née Jensen) died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on 25 January 2018 in Wasilla, Alaska. Kay was 68 years old and ...



A look back at Week 3: Eagle River win could make NLC more interesting  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Let's face it folks. For the four teams in the Northern Lights Conference not named the Soldotna Stars, it's been a race for No. 2. The five-time defending ...



Colony names football coach | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — It may not have been a direct route, but the path Rhett Magner has traveled brought the former Colony High star back home.



Big stage, big show: Colony drama pulls out all the stops for 'Tarzan the Musical'  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — When the Glenn Massay Theater opened two years ago on the campus of Mat-Su College, the first troupe to grace its stage was the Colony High ...



Publisher's Notebook: Here's to you our dedicated Wick Alaska Family!  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Since arriving in April of 2016, my goal as the publisher of the Frontiersman was to build the brand to be more reflective of the community it serves and to.



Raising the bar high: Career Tech's Arthur MIT bound  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — Not your average high school senior by any means, Mat-Su Career Tech's Lucas Arthur is headed to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of ...



Palmer girls win region crown; Valley runners sweep DI titles  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

SOLDOTNA — With a stiff breeze rushing from a royal blue sky to whisk, roil and twirl the autumn-colored leaves, change was in the air Saturday at the Region ...



West knocks Colony out of postseason for second straight year  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Colony head coach Rhett Magner and his assistants addressed a somber group of Knights at midfield late Friday night. It was an all-too familiar ...



An Alaskan abroad wins international reporting Pulitzer  Alaska Public Radio Network

A news reporter born and raised in Alaska took home one of journalism's top honors this week. Listen now. Clare Baldwin and two of her colleagues with the ...



Stars edge Colony in race for girls swimming and diving title  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

VALDEZ — The Colony Knights girls swimming and diving team was on a mission to dethrone region power Kodiak, and break Kodiak's run of nine straight ...



Local wrestlers participate in state's largest tournament  Alaskastar

Dozens of local wrestlers were among hundreds of athletes who packed the Menard Center in Wasilla over the weekend for the Lancer Smith Memorial ...



Butte's iconic 'Tower House' burns in massive fire  KTVA

The Tower House on South Bodenburg Loop in the Butte was destroyed in a fire on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (Credit: Courtesy Michelle Brunson Olsen).



Offseason changes create new challenges in Valley football  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — With a full slate of games across the state, the new prep football season officially begins today. Considering the amount of change in Valley football ...



Longtime Colony leader celebrates 40th birthday and 20th year of coaching in same season  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Like most people his age, Jeremy Johnson has gone through his fair share of change during the last two decades.



PROGRESS: Bogard Update at Least Three Years Away  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

An update to Bogard Road that would relieve congestion near a busy intersection and improve access for hundreds of area residents is at least three years away ...



Colony's Winders wins Bob Hope Band Scholarship | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Naomi Winders, a bass drummer for the popular Thee Northern Sound Marching Band from Colony High School in Palmer, was named the recipient of the 14th ...



Colony students to perform in Tournament of Roses Parade  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Roughly one million people attend the Tournament of Roses Parade each year, held in celebration of the annual college football Rose Bowl.



Sophomore's hat trick leads Knights past Warriors | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — For nearly four years, Wasilla's senior class had been just about perfect against its Northern Lights Conference North Division foes.



Graduations this week stream live online | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

MAT-SU — Every day this week, seniors from schools across the Valley will participate in graduation ceremonies at the Menard Sports Complex.



Annual holiday parade features sneak peak of upcoming theatre production  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — The annual Wasilla Independence Day parade featured a sneak peak of an upcoming production at the Glenn Massay. Theater.



Chasing gold: Colony senior wins 3 individual titles, leads girls to championship  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Chase Stephens has spent her prep career chasing track and field gold. Her opponents have spent that same time chasing Stephens. Stephens has ...



Mat-Su Borough Class of 2016  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Members of the graduating class of 2016 in the Mat-Su Borough School District.



Valley girls' soccer preview: Warriors eye repeat | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — Last season, the Wasilla Warriors captured their first Northern Lights Conference title during Patrick O'Neill's run as head coach of the program.



'You need to step out!:' Drivers stop woman in Parks Highway DUI  KTVA

Laura Phillips, 49, was stopped Wednesday night by fellow drivers on the Parks, according to Alaska State Troopers.



The state of the Alaska State Fair Fair officials look ahead after financial hit in 2017  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The Alaska State Fair lost $500000 last year. But fair officials are looking ahead, and ASF Director of Marketing Director Dean Phipps is still hopeful ...



Mat-Su students star at state Science Olympiad  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Mat-Su middle and high school students dominated this year's annual Alaska State Science Olympiad competition. When the dust settled, Mat-Su Career Tech ...



Valley soccer players bring back the snow shovels after recent snowfall  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — For local soccer programs, the April Fools joke came a few days early this year.



Native Youth Olympics celebrates traditional games | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

HOUSTON — There's only one sport that gets Mat-Su Borough students kicking, pulling, hopping, jumping, reaching and carrying people around a gym: Native ...



School board picks Scott | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — After multiple rounds of balloting Wednesday night, the Mat-Su Borough School District School Board selected Tiffany Scott as its newest member.



'84 Potato Bowl: Agree to disagree | Local Sports News | frontiersman.com  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — Arguably the state's most storied annual regular season high school sporting event, the Potato Bowl has its fare share of tales. This year, another ...



Documents shed new light on slain Palmer teen's final moments  Alaska Dispatch News

PALMER — Court documents shed grim new light on the final moments of the life of David Grunwald, a 16-year-old from Palmer whose mysterious ...



Knights score win over rival Warriors | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The Colony Knights avenged their only Northern Lights Conference loss of the season, beating the Wasilla Warriors 3-1 (25-11, 19-25, 25-22, ...



Knights win Bush Brawl tourney in Kotzebue | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Last week at Colony High School, the Colony Knights had their way with Kotzebue during a battle of Alaska's defending state champions. Not much ...



Knights ride momentum to NLC title | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — Heading into the championship game, the Colony Knights were perfect.



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