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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.

Free dump day draws a crowd May Issue 2 2013

Free dump day draws a crowd

Anchorage Landfill superintendent Jim Brown thinks it’s a good idea for the public to be able to see where their trash goes. “I think for a lot of people it’s an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ thing,” Brown said during a recent ride-along tour of the muni’s sprawling facility off Hiland Road.

ERHS grad assigned to USS Anchorage May Issue 2 2013

ERHS grad assigned to USS Anchorage

On Saturday, May 4, Seaman Cruz Boseman stood on the deck of the USS Anchorage during a commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest warship at the Port of Anchorage.

Riddle royalty comes to Eagle River May Issue 1 2013

Riddle royalty comes to Eagle River

Want to learn how to write a riddle? Just ask Mike Thaler. Known as “America’s Riddle King,” Thaler recently shared his process with Eagle River Elementary students. The notable author of more than 200 children’s books spent April 17 at the school, putting on two assemblies, signing books and visiting classrooms.

Fire takes Birchwood man’s home, cat May Issue 1 2013

Fire takes Birchwood man’s home, cat

It’s been a day since the fire, and the still-smoldering remains of Colin Bogucki’s wooden A-frame hint at the life he lived in his quiet, birch-covered corner of Chugiak. Here, a pile of singed photography magazines, there, a melted camera body. Piled out back, there’s a jumble of half-burned skis and a fishing pole. In what used to be his living room, some charred moose antlers. A singed skillet says where the kitchen was.

Army gives Park Service a lift May Issue 1 2013

Army gives Park Service a lift

When your new office is located in one of the world’s most extreme natural environments, it’s nice to have a little help moving in. The National Park Service recently enlisted the help of the U.S. Army to shuttle supplies to Park Service base camps located far up 20,328-foot Mt. McKinley.