We were reminded of that the other day when a longtime area resident remarked that it had finally warmed up enough outside for her to enjoy coffee on her front porch for the first time in a month.
That’s as true for those fighting as for those left behind.
If you’re like most of us, your probably haven’t — but you’ve likely already been thinking about getting online to get in line for your annual cut of the state’s massive oil wealth payout.
When four Chugiak senior football players and their parents gathered outside a small meeting room at the Anchorage Hilton, they did so in hopes of salvaging a lost season and lost dreams. A few hours later, in a different part of town, they learned their dreams had died.
THIS ISSUE marks the debut of the Chugiak-Eagle River Star.
The annual dipnetting frenzy at the mouth of the river has become a cherished ritual among urban Alaskans, and their arrival on the peninsula is as predictable as the salmon they follow. And because of the incredible bounty Alaska has to offer, there's plenty of fish for everybody – especially this year. But before you pack up the coolers and head for the beach this weekend, it might be a good time to remember a few simple things that will help make everyone's experience safer and more enjoyable.