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Churches in Palmer June 4th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Palmer People

Palmer has no shortage of churches! Whether you’re Episcopalian, Lutheran, Baptist, Presbyterian, LDS, Jehovah’s Witness, Seventh Day Adventist or Independant, or anything else for that matter, Palmer has a church for you.

Downtown Palmer:
St. John’s Lutheran Church
United Protestant Presbyterian church.
United Methodist Church
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
St. Michael’s Catholic Church
Palmer Highway Church of God
First Baptist Church
First United Pentecostal Church
Palmer Church of the Nazarene
Salvation Army Church
Church on the Rock
Church of the Covenant
Family Christian Center
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal
Palmer Victory Fellowship
Matanuska Assembly of God
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints


Outskirts of Palmer


Seventh Day Adventist Church
Lazy Mountain Bible Church
Trinity Lutheran Church
Valley Harvest Church
Manna Independant Baptist Church
Crossroads Community Church, aka Northgate Alaska
Immanuel Baptist Church
Glacierview Alliance Church Old Apostolic Lutheran Church
Pioneer Peak Baptist Church
Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall
Farm Loop Christian Center
Valley Baptist Tabernacle
Palmer Christian Church
Gateway Christian Fellowship
Bodenburg Butte Baptist Church
Glacier View Bible Church (60 minute drive NW on the Glenn Hwy from Palmer)

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2010 Palmer Friday Fling Begins May 14th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Events

Tundra Comics at the Palmer Fling

Tundra Comics at the Palmer Fling

Today was the start of the Friday Fling. It was a little chilly and breezy and that tended to hurt attendance. But, Zach Lanphier was hard at work selling Tundra Comics. This is a great comic book, I like to steal my sons Tundra books and chuckle at the crazy humor. Zach appears to be a good rep for Tundra Comics.

People were packing up when I arrived at about 3PM. The wind was a little tough on the tents. But still, there was plenty of Made in Alaska on hand. Every thing from wood carvings, to fresh bread, to fresh vegetables.

Alaskan Made

Alaskan Made

I ran into Steve Carrington there…he was recently hired by the city of Palmer. Apparently he has two jobs at the city, Librarian and Director of Community Services. He had his community service hat on at the Palmer Fling and informed me that the brand new restroom facilities are open and almost finished behind the Palmer Visitors Center. I’m sure the summer bus tourists will welcome that. Speaking of buses, apparently there have already been some early season buses full of tourists check out the city of Palmer.

tundra

tundra

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Palmer Public Library April 1st, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer

For as long as I can remember, the Palmer Public Library has been one of my favorite places in town. As a kid, I couldn’t wait to sign my name on my very own library card. I would go to the library with my mom and brother and peruse, linger, and browse until I had a stack of books that would be read and returned in a week. In middle school I would walk over after class and play games on the library computers. While my visits to the library have become infrequent, it is still an important part of the town I love.

As expected of a library, it is quiet. It is not a forced, domineering silence, however. It is a natural, courteous, consideration of those also appreciating the relaxed atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a novel, get some work done, write in a journal, or simply relax. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this solitude offered by the library.

The Palmer Public Library has something for everyone. With a large young adult section; mystery, science fiction, and western sections; and new books coming in all the time, you’re sure to find something to read. They also have audiobooks, magazines and reference books. The Palmer Public Library is a great resource for everyone in and around Palmer.

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Mountains of Palmer March 21st, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer

Palmer is surrounded by vast mountain ranges and majestic peaks. These awesome monoliths are an integral part of Palmer’s history and a solid testament to Palmer’s uniqueness. Skiing in Hatcher Pass or ascending into the clouds up Matanuska Peak is an experience one never forgets.

North of Palmer are the Talkeetna Mountains, home to Hatcher Pass. A popular skiing area in the winter, Hatcher Pass also affords many opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, and camping in the summer.

The Chugach Mountains are to the south and east of Palmer. Directly to the east one can see Lazy Mountain and Matanuska Peak. Both these mountains can be hiked and are accessible from just a few miles out of town. It is even possible to sled down parts of the McRobert’s Creek Trail at the base of Matanuska Peak.

Also part of the Chugach range is Pioneer Peak, just south of Palmer. Named after the pioneers of the mid-1930’s, it is also a popular hiking destination.

Next time you’re in Palmer, check out the mountains! You can’t miss them.

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Escape The Matanuska Wind January 11th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Seasons

I thought I’d make a video today about the Matanuska Wind. This wind howls down the Matanuska River Valley in the winter. Usually we get 5-6 good wind storms a winter. These usually last several days each and there is no where to hide. Well, almost no where. The Butte area outside of Palmer usually does not get this wind and today was no different. The wind was strong everywhere EXCEPT between Clark-Wolverine Road and the Butte.

The video is 8:28 minutes long and gives you a good idea what one of our wind storms are like.

Click here to see the video on youtube.

Here is a google map showing the locations of all the places mentioned on on the video:

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