Latest Matanuska-Susitna Valley Stories

2008-07-04 12:00:15

By Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jul. 4--MAT-SU -- Persisting dry and windy conditions in the Mat-Su have caused the Alaska Division of Forestry to temporarily suspend all area burn permits until further notice. The division has also issued a red flag warning for the Copper River Basin because of the conditions and urges people to use caution while using cooking or warning fires over the weekend. The burn permit suspension includes burn barrels. Residents can get more information about...

2008-07-03 12:00:31

By Kevin Klott, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jul. 3--With less than 24 hours remaining until this long fishing weekend begins, anglers will be delighted to know they have plenty of time to catch an Alaska salmon or two. The trick will be pin-pointing what kind of salmon you want -- red or king -- and knowing where to look. That would mean avoiding offshore fisheries in the Cook Inlet and Resurrection Bay, where this weekend's tides aren't the greatest for sinking a baited line for...

Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.