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Welles hopes to take cost effective approach to borough

...Borough School District has spent close to $5,000 per student, compared to $3,000 per student spent by the Mat-Su Borough."Why should we spend more and not get anything for it?" he said. "Money is not the answer. I believe we have...
Drift fishermen critical of new management plan as broken tool in ADFG's toolbox. "We told 'em it was broke before they put it in there," he said. The Mat-Su Borough, however, has lauded the use of the tool this summer, and during an Aug. 28 borough Fish and Wildlife Commission...
Mat-Su officials to meet with feds over $12.3M ferry bill

...Transportation Department to resolve $12.3 million the borough owes the feds for its failed ferry plan.In all, the Mat-Su Borough received $21.2 million from the Federal Transit Administration from three grants awarded between 2002 and 2009...
Remembering the 1964 earthquake, preparing for tomorrow

...Egan Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage, March 27 through April 2. The thirteen communities of Anchorage, the Mat-Su Borough, Kenai Peninsula, Seward, Cordova, Valdez, Kodiak, Homer, Ketchikan, Juneau, Fort Greely, Unalaska and Fairbanks...
Board leaves dipnetters alone

...and protects the riparian bank fishing zones further upriver." Board members said the growing population of the Mat-Su Borough needed to be given consideration when proposals were considered. Jensen called the area the "population center...
Northern District up for discussion

...regulations farther south. Some of the escapement goals were also proposed by the local advisory committee. Jim Colver, a Mat-Su Borough assembly member and vice chair of the fish and wildlife commission, said use of the expanded Kasilof and Kenai drift...
Kudos to BOF for effort to make changes

...Commission and key borough staff were honored at the March 4 Mat-Su Borough Assembly meeting for efforts at the recently completed...commission is an authorized and recognized agency of the Mat-Su Borough. Without the borough assembly's support, we would...
Hundreds testify to BOF

...moves into committee deliberations. Several reccuring subjects included popular, but struggling fisheries in the Mat-Su borough, Kenai king salmon, the personal use fishery and proposed gear and time restrictions on commercial set and gillnet...
Let's float this idea

...permitting and construction of landings for the Susitna at Port McKenzie or Anchorage. But our point is this: The Mat-Su Borough currently owns a vessel with capabilities that don't match its envisioned use, which was to ferry commuters across...
Alaskans should be rewarded for fighting government waste

...Congress, in Juneau and in the Mat-Su Borough, any notion of true fiscal conservatism...Ferry is a classic case. The Mat-Su Borough for years touted its high-tech...on a fancy ferry terminal, the Mat-Su Borough is offering to give away - that's...


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