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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 ...



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."



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.



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 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..



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, ...



Colony High gym open again | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — After 73 days, Colony High students finally had to chance to use the school's gymnasium Monday.



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 ...



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 ...



Valley football players recognized by USA Today | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — USA Today recently listed a trio of Colony High seniors among Alaska's best high school football players in 2018.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 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 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 ...



NLC tourney: Moose stun top-seeded Knights | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The Palmer Moose entered the region tournament as the lowest seed in the boys' bracket. Now the Moose are headed to the state tournament.



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 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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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,



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.



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

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



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.



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



International exchange in the Mat-Su Valley | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — The Mat-Su Valley is a unique place. There's also a big world out there and programs like the AFS Intercultural Programs, a nonprofit international ...



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 ...



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

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



Palmer boys rally to win over Kodiak | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Throughout the 2018-19 season, Palmer has struggled to finish games. Friday, the Moose saved their best for last.



Iconic Palmer water tower part of new holiday tradition  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — A moment captured in downtown Palmer at Dec. 8 was years in the making.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



GAMING GLORY: New esports program provides another extracurricular opportunity  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — The newest wave of high school athletes competing for athletic supremacy are hard at work, honing their skills and practicing their craft. They are ...



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.



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 ...



Mat-Su NYO team enters 2018 games as defending state champions  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA —As Jared Barrett brought his Mat-Su Native Youth Olympics team to the state games last year, the Mat-Su head coach had a good feeling about his ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 UAF swim coach Lemley coaches last home meet  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Saturday afternoon's dual meet against Loyola Marymount University wasn't Scott Lemley's last time at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty ...



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.



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 ...



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

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



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.



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 ...



Governor requests disaster relief for earthquake damage | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is asking the federal government for $58.7 million in emergency disaster aid linked to the earthquake that struck Southcentral Alaska Nov.



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, ...



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 ...



Fur for food: Beard contest a fundraiser for Palmer Food Bank  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Fur-faced men descended on Klondike Mike's on Jan. 26 to put their fuzz on display for a good cause.



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 ...



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 ...



The state of the Alaska State Fair | News  Anchorage Press

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 ...



Crissilin CO Cruz | Obituaries  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

A resident of Anchorage and Palmer Alaska passed away on September 15, 2018. A *service* was held at Saint Michael Parish, 432 East Fireweed Ave. Palmer ...



Unified Hockey: Bringing out the best | Local Sports News  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — Students from around the Valley came and played unified floor hockey at Palmer High School on Tuesday, with more than 50 players on five teams.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Wasilla woman dies due to carbon monoxide poisoning  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA— Jan. 5, around 1:15 p.m., Wasilla resident Michelle Ahern died in her home due to carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Alaska State ...



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 ...



Holiday events scheduled throughout the Valley | Arts & Entertainment  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

MAT-SU — There's an array of holiday themed event planned across the Valley this coming weeks. Below is among those on the local holiday calendar.



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.



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.



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 ...



Police beat | Police Beat  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

All information reported in the Police Beat is obtained from police department press releases. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.



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 ...



3 Interior teams, Barrow ready for football playoffs | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The trophy case at Eielson High School on Eielson Air Force Base possesses four championship trophies from the past five Division III (small ...



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