Big Lake, Alaska and The Susitna Valley News, Weather, Events, And More

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Thursday, February 22 2018 @ 07:21 AM AKST

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Big Lake Teen (BLT’s) schedule for January and February

Community Submitted by Janet Whitfield, Big Lake Library

The Big Lake Library’s a place for local teens to make friends, play games, plan teen activities at the Library on Fridays. Ages 13-18.

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Multi-Agency Permitting Event March 2

Public NoticesOn March 2, residents in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough will be able to go to one place for permitting questions on wetlands, fish, driveways, and more. Among the agencies with staff attending are the U.S. Army Corps, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and the Mat-Su Borough Permit Center.

Staff members will be available for discussion on March 2, from 2 pm to 7 pm in the Assembly Chambers at 350 E. Dahlia Ave., Palmer.

"If you are planning any type of project this summer this will be a great opportunity to get all your questions answered," said Michelle Olsen, Permit Technician with the Borough.

Information will be available for: the permit process for stream bank restoration, wetlands, lakes, floodplains, as well as development questions about driveways, rights-of-way, trails, conditional uses, and air quality.

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Story Fun @ The Big Lake Library

Community Submitted by Peggy Oberg

Story Time is held every Wednesday at 11 am for children 3-5 years old. Story Time includes songs, stories, and crafts.

Afterschool Storybreak is held every Wednesday from 4-5 pm for children in grades K-2. Afterschool Storybreak includes snacks, stories, and crafts.

For more information call 861.7635

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Willow woman arrested in Houston on warrant

Police BlotterOn 02/19/2018 at approximately 11:04 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a blue Chevrolet Tahoe on Delroy Road, Houston. Investigation revealed the driver, Alicia McCain age 40 of Willow had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on the original charges of Theft 1st, Forgery 2nd, and Falsifying Business Records. McCain was arrested and transported to Matsu Pretrial where McCain was held on her $1,500 warrant.

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Big Lake Yoga @ The Lions Rec Center

Health and WellnessTuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm at The Big Lake Lions Rec Center. Please note the new days and times.

$30/month or $10 for drop-ins. Bring a mat.

Classes designed for all levels.

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Houston man arrested in Willow, charged with DUI

Police BlotterOn 02/17/2018 at approximately 10:22 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe for a moving violations near mile post 86 of the Parks Highway in Willow. An investigation revealed the driver, Joseph Michael Davis, age 36 of Houston, was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Davis was arrested for DUI, transported and remanded at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer.

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Troopers investigate Houston theft

Police BlotterOn 02/17/18, at approximately 9:59 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on King Arthur Drive in Houston for a report of a theft from a residence. Investigation revealed unknown person(s) entered the residence and stole property. Investigation continues.

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Gasline Project Ordered to Evaluate Port Mac

Economyby Patty Sullivan, MSB. Friday, February 16, 2018

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation was ordered by a federal commission yesterday to evaluate Port MacKenzie as the terminus for a proposed liquefied natural gas facility.

FERC LETTER

In a Feb. 15 letter, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered AGDC to answer 14 questions on Port MacKenzie and to provide an environmental and engineering analysis of “the site identified by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough on January 9, 2018 at Port MacKenzie, as well as the corresponding pipeline route to the site.”

MAYOR HALTER

Matanuska-Susitna Borough Mayor Vern Halter said it is unfortunate that it took a FERC order, but the Borough looks forward to working with AGDC. “The Mat-Su Borough fully supports this worthy effort and simply requests that our deep draft port be considered, as promised,” Mayor Halter said.

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Alaska State Parks seeks artists for 2018 residency program

Arts

Emerging and established artists are invited to apply for Alaska State Parks’ third annual Artist-In-Residence Program. Alaska State Parks is excited to expand the program to Kachemak Bay and the Mat-Su this year.

Residencies are available to artists in all types of media, at the following locations:

* The Ernest Gruening Cabin in Juneau, the territorial governor’s summer retreat and on the National Register of Historic Places.

* The beachfront Halibut Cove Ranger Station in Kachemak Bay State Park, across from Homer.

* The Butterfly Lake Host Cabin in the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area, part of a previous homestead.

Program details including the 2018 schedule and how to apply are available at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/asp/artistinresidence.htm.

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The Big Lake Library Presents: Alaska Livestock

Pets and AnimalsSubmitted by Roma Scougal, Big Lake Library

The Big Lake Library Presents: Alaska Livestock, Part 1: Large Livestock. Feb 20th 6:30 p.m. at The Big Lake Public Library.

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Free Open Skating in Big Lake @ The Lions Rec Center

Recreation

Big Lake Lions Rec Center, Photo by Dennis Garrett

November through February Schedule.

Free Open Skating Saturdays 7-9 PM, Sundays 2-4 PM. Rental Skates $3. Dress warmly, the rink is not heated.

Shinny Hockey Saturdays 9-11 PM, Sundays 12-2 PM, Mondays 9-11 PM. Helmets Required, Half Gear Recommended. $5/person.

Private Parties Call 892.6502 for information.

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The Big Lake Library Huge Books on Tape Sale

Community Submitted by Roma Scougal

Do you still have a cassette player? The Big Lake Public Library is having a huge sale of "Books on Cassette Tape." $2 each or $10 for a bag.

Many titles to choose from, hurry they won't last at these prices.

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Fish Creek Conservation Easement Land Use Notice Reminder

Public NoticesThe Matanuska Susitna Borough Fish Creek Conservation Area dog mushing trails located South of Gonder Road near Big Lake are currently OPEN for dog mushing and single track vehicles for grooming purposes only. The Public Notice will be updated at the Gonder Road Kiosk and on the Matanuska Susitna Borough webpage as conditions change.

Please call the Land & Resource Management Division at 861-7863 or if you have any questions.

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Alaska Community Forest Council offers Arbor Day grants

Community The Alaska Community Forest Council is offering grants to help celebrate Arbor Day in Alaska on May 21. Grants will be in the $200-$500 range, and can be used to plant trees, shrubs or support other activities that promote Arbor Day in Alaska.

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23. Go to http://forestry.alaska.gov/community/council for more information and application forms. Grants are available for projects that:

Generate awareness of and participation in Arbor Day in Alaska;

Increase awareness of the benefits of trees and forests and build support for planting and caring for public trees;

Provide a public demonstration of the benefits of trees and/or proper tree selection, planting and care;

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Winter Care for Chickens

Pets and AnimalsFrom the Alaska DEC

Alaska’s cold winters can have a negative impact on the health and egg-laying capacity of your flock, so it is important to ensure your chickens are warm and comfortable all winter long. Below are a few tips from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service. Read the full article about how to keep laying hens productive during the winter months:

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