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2017 Moose Creek PUFA

Public NoticesThe Moose Creek Personal Use Firewood Area for mixed sawtimber is available on a first come first served basis beginning Friday, February 8, 2017. Access to this site is at approximately MP 7.5 of West Petersville Road from the Parks Highway. The site is on the North side of Petersville Road and is only open for winter harvest (provided there is sufficient snow cover to protect vegetation as determined by the MSB/LMD). Please contact the MSB to determine if the snow cover is sufficient prior to entering the area.

A $25 permit is required and may be obtained from the Land & Resource Management Division between the hours of 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri. at the Mat-Su Borough Administration Building, located at 350 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer. Permits may also be obtained at the Trapper Creek Library. Please contact the Trapper Creek Library at 861-7650 or TrapperCreek.Library@matsugov.us if you have any questions regarding their hours of operation. Please be prepared to provide the year, make, model and license number of all motorized vehicle(s) or trailers to be used while harvesting the timber when you go to get your permit.

The permit must be in your possession during the removal of wood from the site. The cost for each cord of wood is $25 with a maximum of TEN cords per household per year from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

The permit will expire after all available wood has been removed but no later than December 31, 2017. Please call the Land & Resource Management Division at 861-7869 if you have any questions.

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Purinton Products Site – Conditional Use Permit

Public NoticesA Conditional Use Permit, under MSB 17.30 – Conditional Use Permit for Earth Materials Extraction Activities, has been submitted by Isaac Pearson on behalf of Purinton Products, LLC. The applicant is requesting the removal approximately 3,000,000 cubic yards through 2050. The total area of earth material extraction activity will occur on approximately 31.5 acres of the 37.56-acre parcel.

Location: 21252 W. Susitna Parkway (Tax ID# 16N04W03A005); within Township 16 North, Range 4 West, Section 3, Seward Meridian.

Applicant: Isaac Pearson, on behalf of Purinton Products, LLC

Property Owner: Franklin Paulson & Isaac Pearson

Approval Process: The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing concerning the application on Monday, December 4, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Borough Assembly Chambers located at 350 E. Dahlia Avenue in Palmer. You are invited to attend.

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Information on the Parks Highway road construction

Public NoticesThe Parks Highway between Church and Pittman Road will be in a 4 lane configuration prior to winter shutdown. New traffic signals at Stanley Drive, Vine Road, and Pittman Road along with continuous highway lighting will also be operational.

The switch to the 4 lane configuration will happen in 3 phases. The schedule for the work is as follows:

Week of October 2nd – Shift traffic to 4 lanes between Church Road and the railroad overpass

Mid to Late October – Shift traffic to 4 lanes between the railroad overpass and Pittman Road

Late October to Early November – Last phase will be to open the new bridge and tie roadway into the phase 1 & 2 configurations

If you have any additional questions please let me know.

Thank You,

Todd Smith

Project Engineer

357-5834

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MATSAR Search and Rescue Dog Presentation

Community Submitted by Janet Whitfield, Big Lake Library

Join the BLT's this Friday, September 29th at The Big Lake Library/Jordan Lake Park. 4:30-5:30 pm, All Ages Welcome.

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2017 Parks Hwy Milepost 92 PUFA

Public NoticesThe Parks Highway Mile 92 Personal Use Area will be open to harvesting of mixed saw timber. Live standing spruce saw timber must be greater than 9” diameter at breast height (dbh) and live standing birch saw timber must be greater than 11" dbh to be harvested during this offering. All dead down and dead standing timber may also be harvested. All timber is available on a first come first served basis beginning Thursday, January 19, 2017. The harvest area is located east of the Parks Highway at approximately Mile 92.2. Harvesting is not allowed outside the flagged area marked on the ground.

A $25 permit is required and may be obtained from the Land & Resource Management Division between the hours of 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri. beginning Thursday, January 19, 2017, at the Mat-Su Borough Administration Building, located at 350 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer; and at the Talkeetna Library located at 23151 S. Talkeetna Road in Talkeetna. Please contact the library at 861-7645 for their hours/days of operation.

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Big Lake man passes away

Police BlotterOn 9/24/2017 at approximately 10:23 am, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of an unresponsive male at a residence near Fish Creek Rd. Big Lake.

Investigation revealed Ronald Bertran age 51 of Wasilla died in his sleep in his residence. The Alaska Medical Examiner’s Office was notified of the death and after conducting their investigation released the body to Kehl’s Funeral Home. NOK has been notified. The cause of Bertram’s death is considered to be from natural causes.

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Talkeetna man Brian Bonanza passes away

ObituariesOn 09/18/2017, at approximately 1:47 pm, Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in the area of Yancey Drive, in Talkeetna, for a report of a deceased person. Investigation revealed Brian Bonanza, age 71, of Talkeetna, had passed away due to natural causes. The State Medical Examiner’s Office was notified and no foul play is suspected. The next of kin was notified and the body was turned over to Janssen Funeral Homes for final services.

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Candidate Forum in Big Lake

PoliticsThere will be a Candidates Forum for the Mat-su Borough Assembly seat on Monday September 25th at Noon at the Big Lake Family Restaurant. Organized by Big Lake Chamber of Commerce. Rep. Mayfield and challenger Tews will be there.

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Big Lake man passes away

Police BlotterOn 9/20/2017 at 9:39 pm, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a home death at an address on Musk Ox St in Big Lake. Investigation revealed that David Bell, age 70, of Big Lake, passed away. No foul play is suspected. The State Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene and took possession of the body. Next-of-kin was present at the time of death.

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Big Lake Yoga @ The Lions Rec Center

Health and Wellness

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

$60/month or $10 for drop-ins. Bring a mat.

Classes designed for all levels.

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Today is Constitution Day

PoliticsConstitution Day commemorates the adoption of the United States Constitution and celebrates the citizens of the United States. The Constitution was written because the existing charter of government, known as the Articles of Confederation, had resulted in creating a weak and ineffective central government. The Constitution defines the supreme law of the United States, with each article of the constitution pertaining to aspects such as the congress, president, judicial system, interrelationship between the state and federal government and process of amendments to the Constitution. James Madison, Oliver Ellsworth, Nathaniel Gorham, Alexander Hamilton, William Johnson, Rufus King, Gouverneur Morris, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington wrote the Constitution.

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Stolen vehicle recovered in Houston, 2 cited

Police BlotterOn September 16, 2017 at about 12:38 pm, Alaska State Troopers contacted Jeremiah Proveauex, 30 of Houston, and Tarah Way, 32 of Houston, on a traffic stop.

Investigation revealed Proveauex was operating a motor vehicle while his privilege to drive was revoked. Way, a validly licensed driver, had knowledge Preveauex's privilege to drive was revoked. Further investigation revealed that the registration plates did not belong to the pickup truck Preveauex was operating; a check of the VIN revealed the pickup truck was stolen.

Preveauex was issued a misdemeanor citation to appear in court for mis-use of registration. Way was also issued a misdemeanor citation for permitting an unauthorized person to drive. Investigation into the stolen pickup truck is still under investigation.

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Alaska Mental Health Trust fall statewide land sale features 64 parcels

Alaska NewsThe Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office is offering approximately 64 parcels throughout Alaska in its 2017 Fall Statewide Land Sale. Comprehensive information about the parcels, including photos and maps, is available at www.mhtrustland.org.

The Trust Land Office administers land sales on behalf of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. Many Trust parcels are uniquely situated for residential and recreational uses and are made available for purchase through annual statewide land sales. Bids will be accepted until October 30, 2017.

The Trust Land Office can provide financing for successful bidders after down payment of 10 percent of the purchase price. You do not need to be an Alaskan resident to bid.

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2017 PFD is $1,100

EconomyThe Permanent Fund Dividend amount for 2017 was announced in a press release from the Governor.

"In passing its budget this year, the legislature set permanent fund dividends at $1,100 for each eligible Alaskan—and chose to pay for the $2.5 billion deficit entirely from savings. That leaves only $2 billion in the state’s main savings account—which pays for response to emergencies, like earthquakes, fires, and floods."

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Troopers seek information in Houston theft

Police BlotterOn 09/15/2017 at approximately 5:52 pm, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft on White Stag Circle in Houston. Investigation revealed someone had gained access to the gated property and stole a 2005, Intermountain RV, Eagle Cap slide in camper. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 352-5401 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.

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