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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, ...



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 student charged with sexual assault  KTVA

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



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 ...



Far from home: Colony High School marching band gearing up to play in Normandy on 75th anniversary of D-Day  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The Colony High School marching band is leaving the state on June 4, bound for Normandy, France, to perform for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, ...



'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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 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 grad earns scholarship to compete on college shooting team  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

CHUGIAK — Wyatt Anderson, a Colony High School 2019 graduate, recently received a $20000 per year scholarship to Hastings College in Nebraska for his ...



Valley kid goes viral: Former member of Colony High pep band earns national attention  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — Colony High School graduate William Delph's energetic, marching band dance moves went viral on social media with over 3.5 million views, ...



Video of attack of Valley juvenile surfaces on social media  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

MAT-SU — Late Wednesday night, Mary Fulp rose from her sleep to discover her phone was full of notifications. Fulp discovered a violent video showing verbal ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Colony grad leads Miners to win over Pilots  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER —A hometown product helped the Mat-Su Miners snap a three-game losing skid.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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,



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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



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, ...



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.



NAIA football champ includes former Colony High standout on roster  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Morningside College used a late touchdown to beat Benedictine 35-28 in the NAIA Football Championship game in Daytona, Florida. The Iowa ...



Miners fall on opening day | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The Mat-Su Miners are the three-time defending Alaska Baseball League champions, but the Chugiak Chinooks grabbed the first win of the new ...



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.



Palmer runner scores runner-up finish in Mount Marathon  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — Aiming for her third title, Christy Marvin held the lead at the top of the mountain in the women's race. But a Seward runner used a blazing downhill.



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.



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.



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.



Defending ABL champs ready to start the new season  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — In each of the last three years, the Mat-Su Miners have ended the season at the top of Alaska's baseball world. The three-time defending 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 ...



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

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Alaska man indicted for child pornography charges arrested in Florida  KTUU.com

A Palmer man indicted on Thursday, for multiple charges related to child pornography, was arrested Monday, in Florida.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Fishing for 'Bible Boy': Memorial ice fishing trip helps keep local fallen soldier's memory alive each year  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

SUTTON — Shane Woods was killed in Iraq on Aug. 9, 2006, while serving the U.S. Army. If you were to ask anyone who knew him, they would say the.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Uphill battle; Runners face challenge in annual Government Peak Climb  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — More than 180 racers of all ages finished the 13th annual Government Peak Climb on Saturday, running 3 miles and 3500 feet of vertical gain in this ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Around the Valley | Around the Valley  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Presented by the Glenn Massay Theater and Enliven Dance Company, “Chicago: The Musical” will be onstage Oct. 29-31. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Oct. 29-30 ...



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.



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.



Colony tennis club will graduate to varsity sport  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Colony High School's Tennis Club is growing.



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 ...



Colony senior skier to cap season with national competition  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

MAT-SU — Colony High School senior Greta Jenkins is one of just a handful of female skiers from the Valley to ever be named to the Alaska Junior National ...



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.



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 ...



“We didn't know Erick. We still don't know Erick.” Weeks ago, murdered teen's mom said he may have been heading to see teenager with same name as alleged killer  KTUU.com

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - On Saturday, Alaska State Troopers said that Erick Almandinger, 16, was charged with First-Degree Murder in the death of David ...



POLICE BEAT: Nov. 11, 2016 | Police Beat  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Alaska State Troopers. Nov. 8, 8:46 p.m. Palmer-Wasilla Highway. Troopers arrested 43-year old David Oquendo of Palmer for felony DUI and refusal.



Craft fairs highlight Merry Merchant Munch  Alaskastar

Photo by Amy Armstrong for the Star Bill Miller, owner of Ranger Summit based in Eagle River, shows off several of his hand-made wooden products at last ...



Rousey's run: Family inspires a return to coaching  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Norm Rousey's life operates at a different pace these days.



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 ...



Alaska Middle College School 'preparing students for success'  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

EAGLE RIVER — Students of the Mat-Su Borough are encouraged to claim the last few slots at the school that can give them both a high school diploma and ...



Triston 'Shorty' Taylor Green | Obituaries  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

On Nov. 16, 1995, Triston “Shorty” Taylor Green came screaming into the world. On Oct. 18, 2015, Shorty peacefully slipped away from us. And that was about ...



Coaches across the Valley optimistic about squads | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — With a regular season that's only six weeks long, Alaska cross-country running teams don't have a lot of time to figure out where they sit among the ...



Bob Hope Band Scholarship 2017 Awarded to Naomi Winders & Thee Northern Sound Marching Band - Colony High School, AK Performing in the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Parade  PR Web

(PRWEB) November 21, 2017 -- Macy's and the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation have proudly presented the Bob Hope Band Scholarship Award annually since ...



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 ...



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 ...



Palmer woman shatters Government Peak race record | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

GOVERNMENT PEAK — Palmer runner Christy Marvin is back on top of the Government Peak Climb leaderboard.



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