Thousands of northern and arctic athletes from across the circumpolar region may be headed to the Mat-Su if the borough’s bid to host the 2024 Arctic Winter Games is accepted. On Feb. 19, the Mat-Su Borough sent in its official bid to host the games, which
On Nov. 19 the Watchman published an article which suggested that the Mat-Su Borough Assembly was seeking approval from Alaska’s attorney general’s office to impose a borough-wide mask mandate. This was not the case. The article reported on an exchange
Members of the public in the Mat-Su Borough are now required to wear face masks in all borough owned facilities. A new directive issued on Nov. 5 by Acting Borough Manager George Hays notes that the Nov. 3 directive requires borough employees to wear masks.
The heated debate over whether to regulate outdoor shooting ranges in the Mat-Su resumes with a public hearing at the Oct. 5 Mat-Su Borough Planning Commission. The proposal to regulate outdoor ranges has been debated for more than a year now. If the Planning
After hearing nearly two hours of public testimony on June 2, the Mat-Su Assembly ultimately rejected a proposal to implement a mail-in voting program for its 2020 elections. Public comment was overwhelmingly opposed to a resolution that would have shuttered
The Mat-Su Borough is on board with Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plan to reopen sectors of Alaska’s struggling economy. Mayor Vern Halter and Borough Assembly members expressed approval of the governor’s April 24 amended health mandates which allows
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