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Thursday, June 22 2017 @ 08:28 AM AKDT

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Big Lake Lions Easter Egg Hunt

Community The Big Lake Lions will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday at 1 pm "Sharp". At The Big Lake Lions Rec Center in Downtown Big Lake.

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Public Notice - Acquisition, Big Lake

Public NoticesSubmitted by a Reader

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough (MSB), Land & Resource Management Division, proposes to acquire Government Lot 16 (MSB Tax #17N04W27C020) from the Mental Health Trust Land Office (MHTLO) for purpose of retaining the parcel for public use. The parcel has been used for many years as a connector for the Big Lake Trail system (aka ice road) between Flat Lake and Mirror Lake. The channel between the two lakes rarely freezes; therefore, the trail has traversed across uplands owned by MHTLO. The Trust Office proposes to sell the parcel under competitive bid which could cut off access and the borough proposes to purchase the land for its assessed value in order to ensure public access and use in perpetuity.

Supporting material is available for public inspection during normal business hours on the 2nd floor of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough building in the Land Management Division, 350 E. Dahlia Ave, Palmer, AK 99645 or visit the Public Notice Section on the borough’s web page Public comment is invited on this request. If you have any comments please mail or deliver them to the borough offices no later than April 30, 2017. If you have questions about this request: call Nancy Cameron at 861-7848 between 8:00-5:00, or you can send an e-mail to: (PLEASE REFER TO MSB007257 / MENTAL HEALTH LAND ACQ, WHEN SUBMITTING COMMENTS).

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Easter Egg Hunt @ The Big Lake Library

Community Contributed by Janet Whitfield, Big Lake Library

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt @ The Big Lake Library, Friday April 14th. Bring your own basket, and dress for the weather.

Sponsored by Big Lake Teens (BLT's). Children 10 and under welcome.

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Class on Food Preservation @ The Big Lake Library

Fish and GameContributed by Roma Scougal, Big Lake Public Library

The Big Lake Public Library Presents: Food Preservation Overview. April 18th 6-7:30 pm.

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Palmer woman arrested in Houston

Police BlotterOn 04/04/17 at 2309 hours, AST performed a traffic stop on a red 1986 Chevy pick-up near mile 55 of the Parks Highway in Houston for speeding. Investigation revealed a passenger, Christina Hawkins age 23 of Palmer, provided AST with a false name regarding her identity regarding a seatbelt citation.

AST was able to determine her true identity which revealed she had outstanding warrants for her arrest for FTA to change of plea hearings for the original charges of Driving in Violation of an Instructional Permit, Failure to maintain liability insurance, and Theft in the 4th Degree.

Hawkins was arrested for the original charge of Providing False Information and her outstanding warrants. She was transported to the MSPT facility in Palmer where she was held on $1,500 bail.

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Wasilla man arrested in Houston

Police BlotterOn 4/3/17 at approximately 11:25 am Alaska State Troopers responded to Hawk Lane in Houston for a report that Vern Powell, age 28 of Wasilla was in the area. Powell had an outstanding warrant for failure to remand on the original charge of Fail to Stop at the Direction of a Peace Officer.

When AST attempted to make contact Powell fled on foot into the woods behind Houston High School. AST with the help of AWT located Powell and took him into custody without incident. Powell was transported to MSPT where he was remanded on the warrant with no bail.

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FREE Class! High Tunnels in Alaska

Home and GardenContributed by Cat Bullington

FREE Class!!!

HIGH TUNNELS IN ALASKA - Due to the large popularity of this class we are bringing it back to you. We have brought 3 speakers for this high impact class on High Tunnels. Has your high tunnel blown away, crumbled to the ground or just not doing what it is supposed to do. Our speakers will take you through building your own high tunnel to last years in our Alaska climate, share with you their years worth of experience and knowledge and you will learn how to obtain your very own high tunnel through the Quality Incentive Program offered through USDA cost share program. Learn how high tunnels can extend your season from planting to harvest by months even in our harsh Alaskan environment. If you are wanting a more sustainable life for you and your family... come join us. This is such an awesome class that I myself am taking it twice!

FREE CLASS - April 1, 2017 at the Willow Community Center in Willow, Alaska from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

To reserve your seat(s) today you can go to our home page and click on the "Class Registration" tab, message me privately or text/call Cat at 414-7140 and I will have your seats reserved.

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Big Lake 500 Spring Classic Race Today

SportsThe Big Lake 500 Spring Classic Race will be held this weekend, April 1st.

Racer Registration (late fees will apply the morning of) & Check-In: 8:00 a.m.

Tech Inspection & Line Up: 9:00 a.m.

Drivers Meeting: 9:30 a.m.

Race Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

Race Cutoff Time: 6:00 p.m.

Race Awards Ceremony: 8:00 p.m. Islander Lodge

Note, AMMC encourages signing up online!!!!! If you have any questions regarding online registration, please contact Jessica, 354-3077.

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Trapper Creek man arrested

Police BlotterOn 03/28/17 at 8:04 pm, AST responded to a residence near mile 7 of Petersville Road in Trapper Creek for a disturbance. Investigation revealed Charles Franzen, age 29 of Trapper Creek, recklessly placed 2 family members in fear of serious physical injury by means of a dangerous instrument, physically assaulted the same family members, and damaged personal property during the incident.

Franzen was arrested for the original charges of Assault in the 3rd Degree x 2 counts, Assault in the 4th Degree x 2 counts, and Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree. Franzen was transported to the MSPT facility in Palmer where he was held without bail.

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BLT's Presentation: Secret Codes

Community The BLT's (Big Lake Teens, Big Lake Library Youth Advisory Board) will have a presentation on Secret Codes this Friday, March 31st, 4:30- 5:30 pm @ The Big Lake Library. For ages 10 and up.
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Tapping Birch Trees Class @ The Big Lake Library

Health and WellnessContributed by Roma Scougal, Big Lake Public Library

The Big Lake Public Library Presents: Tapping Birch Trees. March 28th, 6-7 pm.

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Free Chicken University Class @ Big Lake Library

Pets and AnimalsContributed by Roma Scougal, Big Lake Public Library

The Big Lake Public Library Presents: Chicken University. March 29th, 6:30-7:30 pm.

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Anchorage man arrested in Houston

Police BlotterOn 3/26/2017, at approximately 9:38 pm, Alaska State Troopers responded to Twin Lakes in Houston. Troopers contacted Caleb Walls, age 31, of Anchorage. Walls had outstanding arrest warrants for no bail for Assault and $500 cash bail for Contempt of Court. Walls was remanded to MSPT.
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Happy Seward's Day

Alaska NewsToday is Seward's Day. Seward's Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Alaska. It falls on the last Monday in March and commemorates the signing of the Alaska Purchase treaty on March 30, 1867. It is named for then-Secretary of State William H. Seward, who negotiated the purchase from Russia.

It should not be confused with Alaska Day, which marks the formal transfer of control over Alaska from Russia to the United States.

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Big Lake man arrested on warrant

Police BlotterOn 3/24/17, Palmer Wildlife Troopers contacted Joby W. Craig, 48 yoa of Big Lake, during a traffic stop on the Parks Highway within the traffic safety corridor. Craig was found to be operating his vehicle with a revoked drivers license and to have a $100 warrant for his arrest on the original charge of DWLR. Craig was arrested and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial on $100 bail and was issued a citation for driving with a revoked license.
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