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Repairs to Colony High's earthquake-damaged gym near completion  KTUU.com

The Mat-Su Borough is wrapping up repairs to Colony High School's earthquake-damaged gym.



Colony High gym closed indefinitely following earthquake | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Staff returned to Colony High School Thursday and students will fill the hallways Friday for the first time since the Nov. 30 earthquake that struck ...



Q&A with Colony High School English teacher, Trevor Townsend, the Mat-Su Borough's Teacher of the Year  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District recently announced this year's district Teacher of the Year. The winner is Trevor Townsend, ...



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.



Colony High band performs at D-Day ceremony in Normandy  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and the Colony High School marching band was in Normandy, France, part of the center of the ...



Colony High School to perform 'Phantom of the Opera' at the Glenn Massay Theater  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Starting Friday, Colony High School's theater department will debut its rendition of Gaston Leroux's “Phantom of the Opera” at the Glenn Massay ...



Colony High student charged with sexual assault  KTVA

Alaska State Troopers say Kaiden Jimenez, 17, "sexually assaulted and strangled a former girlfriend at the school."



'False threat': Troopers investigate social media post | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — After a social media post threatening violence toward the Colony Middle and High schools circulated on Tuesday evening, school principals and ...



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 ...



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.



Teen sexually assaulted and choked girl at Mat-Su high school, troopers say  Anchorage Daily News

PALMER -- A 17-year-old from Wasilla was arrested Wednesday on charges he sexually assaulted and choked a former girlfriend at a Mat-Su high school in late ...



Colony High School senior reflects on year with the school board  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Colony High School senior, Emily Gage is ready to take the next step to adulthood and college life. Soon she'll be packing her bags, taking all the ...



Colony High School presents 'A Christmas Story' | Arts & Entertainment  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Colony High School is bringing the 1983 classic film, “A Christmas Story” to life with their own flair on their own stage Friday at 7 p.m..



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 boys use consecutive wins to score top seed in NLC tourney  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The Colony Knights enjoyed an offensive showcase on one night, survived a defensive slugfest the next and capped their regular season with ...



Earthquake-damaged Mat-Su school to remain closed the rest of the school year  Anchorage Daily News

PALMER — One school in Mat-Su was so badly damaged by Friday's earthquake that it won't reopen this school year, and the status of five others remains up in ...



Hang time; Alaska's best hoopsters rise to the occasion  Anchorage Press

The best hoopers in the state played the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Games at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on the University of ...



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 ...



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 ...



Colony and Valley Pathways send off their seniors, live streaming memories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — Three Mat-Su Valley schools, Colony High School, Su-Valley High School and Valley Pathways, celebrated graduation Wednesday. All started at 7 ...



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 ...



BP 2019 Alaska Teachers of Excellence | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA— British Petroleum recently recognized 21 from across the state teachers as this year's Alaska Teachers of Excellence. Four of the teachers who won ...



Rockin Hockey: Event pairs high school players and special needs students for a day on the ice  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The Alaska high school hockey season wrapped in February. The dust has settled, the rivalries have been put on hold and hockey players from ...



Wasilla High School band enters national contest to win $100000 and celebrates historic year filled with success stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — The Wasilla High School band recently gathered for an end of the year banquet to celebrate all their efforts, give out awards, eat, and reflect on all ...



Rodney Carl Price | Obituaries  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

31, of Palmer, Alaska, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018. Rodney was born in Mt. Holly, New Jersey on November 13th, 1987 to ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Colony senior to join older brother in Division I wrestling program  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Levi and Caleb Hopkins are part of a tight-knit family, a commercial fishing and wrestling family.



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 ...



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.



Valley's 2017 graduates take center stage  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Editor's note: Following is a combined story on the Colony, Mat-Su Central and Palmer graduations, each with a list of the graduates. The schools are in ...



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 boys dismantle 2017 state runner-up | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — When the Colony Knights officially made the move to the Division I Railbelt Conference, part of ASAA's reclassification of Alaska prep soccer, ...



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.



Houston kicks off 2019 Valley high school graduations | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — Houston Junior Senior High School seniors embraced their peers, teachers, family and community as adolescents for the last time on Monday, ...



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

Amy Frances (Stanford) Thomas, 75, died October 2, 2018 Wasilla, Alaska, peacefully at home. Amy was born October 25, 1942 in Claresholm, Alberta, Canada ...



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.



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

PALMER, Alaska (KTUU) A cold morning didn't keep the Colony High School's Marching Band from squeezing in a last practice before heading out to New York ...



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,



Colony boys grind out win against Palmer | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Tuesday night, Colony head coach Tom Berg and the Knights sat in the stands in the Palmer High gymnasium and watched Wasilla edge Palmer ...



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: 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.



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 ...



Local teachers wear red, voice concerns about potential cuts to education  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — After public testimonies at the Mat-Su Borough School District School Board meeting Wednesday night, a wave of teachers left the district office.



Colony girls edge Warriors, earn conference title | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The Colony Knights needed only a tie to secure the Railbelt title and the conference's top seed in the upcoming Division I state tournament. But after ...



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

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Hang time; Valley athletes rise to the occasion  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

ANCHORAGE — The best hoopers in the state played the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Games at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on the ...



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

PALMER — After a month and a half of preparation, Colony High students are ready to perform “The Glass Menagerie,” a memory play rooted in tragedy. This is ...



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

Eagle River's Ellie Mercer leaves the start of the girls 100 yard backstroke at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swimming and Diving Championships at ...



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.



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hall of Fame: Wasilla High activities director, girls basketball head coach among those honored by Alaska associations  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — Stacia Rustad, a former Kenai Central High School multisport standout who is now the activities director at Wasilla High School, received a special ...



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 ...



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.



Seniors lead Knights past Wasilla | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — As a junior in 2017, Kaiden Jimenez was Colony's workhorse in the backfield leading the Knights with 700 yards rushing on 132 carries. But as a ...



Who's #1 The Show Episode 45 - NHSCA Seeds  FloWrestling

Mar 27, 2019. Willie and Nomad breakdown the seeds for the senior and junior class tournaments at the 2019 NHSCA Nationals. Below you'll find the preseeds ...



Former Colony wrestler 2nd in NAIA tourney | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Most state champions grow up on the mat. Most wrestlers who compete for national titles are born wearing a singlet and set of headgear.



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 ...



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.



Valley runners posted top-5 finishes | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — A pair of Valley runners posted top-5 finishes during the loaded Tsalteshi Invitational Saturday in Soldotna.



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 ...



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 ...



Dance tonight away at 'Snow Ball Cotillion Dance' | Arts & Entertainment  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — For a second year, Colony High School's student government has organized an all-schools Cotillion Dance for juniors and seniors as a fundraiser to ...



Three young riders compete in regional equestrian meet, one qualified for nationals  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER— Camille Focht, 13, Bronte Beck, 14, and Blaine Senden, 16, have all been riding horses for about half of their lives.



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 ...



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 ...



Swim standout: Local teen qualifies for events outside of Alaska  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Karson Kolberg in it for the long haul. The 13-year-old swimming standout recently qualified for two major meets in the Lower 48 after posting the ...



Warriors edge Knights, win NLC title | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Following top-seeded Wasilla's loss to rival Colony on the first day of the region tournament, head coach Katie Oxspring told her players, there's no ...



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 ...



Knights open prep soccer season with wins | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Snow bordered the field and flakes lightly fell, but after postponing six varsity matches last week, the Colony Knights finally had to chance to officially ...



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 ...



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 ...



Mat-Su Borough School District Class of 2015 | Schools  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Nearly 1200 students graduated from the Mat-Su Borough School District as part of the class of 2015. Graduates are:



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



2017 POTATO BOWL: Palmer High to honor longtime head coach prior to game  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Historically, the Potato Bowl is the biggest and the best.



Valley rallies for its military members | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The community of the Mat-Su Valley and some visitors united to remember the veterans and recognize one special fallen hero. On Friday, the Glenn ...



Brother of Wasilla double-homicide victim describes sister as 'beautiful soul'  KTUU.com

Crystal Denardi's brother, Randy, described his sister as a “beautiful soul” and said her family is heartbroken by the discovery of her violent death Sunday.



BACK TO HOMESCHOOL: Homeschool mom uses her small business to teach  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Ready or not, the fall 2017 school season is about to begin, and while parents are taking their kids shopping to buy cool lunch boxes and appropriate school ...



Seniors help Knights get past Wasilla boys | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Colony may not always have to look to Jon Pomrenke and Parker Kizer as primary options on the offensive side. But the Knights certainly know ...



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.



STEEL CURTAIN | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — The “Hit Squad” kept on hitting during a historic day for the Mat-Su Steelers Pop Warner football program.



PEOPLE WE KNOW: July 2, 2017 | Valley Life  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Coan-Howard set July 8 wedding. Valley native Kristen Coan and Christopher Howard have announced their engagement, and have set a July 8 wedding date.



Teeland girls continue success; Middle school basketball program 45-1 during 2-year span  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — The Wasilla and Colony high school girls basketball programs can expect another influx of talent within the coming year courtesy of Teeland Middle ...



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.



Wasilla High Jr. ROTC program gets obstacle course  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — Thanks to hard work and legislative funding for Wasilla High School's Air Force Junior ROTC program, the school now has a basic training-style ...



Local teams repeat as State Science Olympiad champs  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

MAT-SU — Mat-Su Borough School District students once again swept away the competition to defend their titles in Saturday's Alaska State Science Olympiad ...



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