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Fishing for Freedom May Issue 5 2013

Fishing for Freedom

Seward charter fishing boat captain Skip Massey has an easy answer for why he’s opened the past four seasons with a boatload of nonpaying clients. “Because it’s an awful lot of fun,” said Massey, a former Marine who was one of dozens of Seward captains who volunteered their boats for the Annual Armed Services Combat Fishing Derby held May 23.

‘Mourning and meaning’ May Issue 5 2013

‘Mourning and meaning’

Hundreds of people respectfully roamed the sun-drenched grounds of the Fort Richardson National Cemetery Monday during the facility’s Annual Memorial Day Service. “This is a day for both mourning and meaning,” said Glenn Madderom, Chief of Cemetery Improvements and Development for the National Cemetery Administration.

ER Road project is underway May Issue 4 2013

ER Road project is underway

Work is underway on a $16.9 million state project to improve Eagle River Road. Alaska Department of Transportation project manager Steve Frey said the initial tree-cutting phase caused some consternation among residents in neighborhoods along the road.

Council speaks out against monofill May Issue 4 2013

Council speaks out against monofill

A large crowd of vocal Chugiak residents turned out for the Thursday, May 16 meeting of the Chugiak Community Council at the Oberg Center in Chugiak to show opposition to an inert debris monofill site proposed for their community.

First ascent May Issue 4 2013

First ascent

Five Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 212th Rescue Squadron became the first group to reach the 20,320-foot peak of Mount McKinley this year, summiting North America’s tallest mountain May 9.

Another record-setting year for snowfall May Issue 4 2013

Another record-setting year for snowfall

For the second year in a row, the Anchorage area set a new snowfall record. This year it wasn’t the amount of fluffy stuff that went down in the history books — last year Anchorage had more than 11 feet — but the days between the first and last snowfall.

A big job May Issue 3 2013

A big job

Throughout his two-decade-long career in the Coast Guard, Cpt. Paul Mehler III has traveled throughout the country and the world. Now, he can add Alaska to his list.

Watch out! May Issue 3 2013

Watch out!

Last summer, three people were mauled by bears in Eagle River and another — a young girl playing behind her home — was trampled by a moose.