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March Issue 1 2013

Three locals die in plane crash

The bodies of three Eagle River residents were recovered Tuesday, March 5 from the scene of a small plane crash near Rainy Pass.

Hands-on cabinets March Issue 1 2013

Hands-on cabinets

Steve Hokanson used to run a hedge fund. But he couldn’t deny what he was born to do — work with his hands. “The money was really good, but at the end of the day, I didn’t make anything,” he said.

All in a day’s work March Issue 1 2013

All in a day’s work

For Army Staff Sergeant Justin Grimm, getting shot at is all in a day’s work. “When you sign up for a job that you’re going to fight in and you deploy enough, you get the sense that it’s going to happen sooner or later,” said Grimm, a member of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

March Issue 1 2013

Assembly adopts long-sought Title 21 rewrite

After a decade of work, the Anchorage Assembly finally approved a rewrite of the Municipality’s land use code. On a 9-2 vote — with Adam Trombley and Patrick Flynn opposed — the Assembly pass the Title 21 rewrite as its meeting Feb. 26.

On the trail again March Issue 1 2013

On the trail again

Lanier is six years older than the next-oldest musher, but with a healthy dash of pepper left in his beard, he looks much younger. Before the race start on Willow Lake March 3, he said running sled dogs is his personal fountain of youth.

Local c-h-a-m-p-i-o-n March Issue 1 2013

Local c-h-a-m-p-i-o-n

An Eagle Academy Charter School sixth-grader won the 2013 Alaska State Spelling Bee on Friday, March 1 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage.

February Issue 4 2013

Troopers: 3 Eagle River residents killed in plane crash

Cessna en route to Takotna was overdue since Monday, March 4.

Warriors return to state February Issue 4 2013

Warriors return to state

Birchwood Christian School's boys defeated Cook Inlet Academy 44-27 to finish second in the Peninsula Conference tournament Saturday and earn a state berth for the second year in a row.

Greek mythology comes to life February Issue 4 2013

Greek mythology comes to life

Greek mythology, comedy and singing will collide this weekend at Gruening Middle School when the original production of “The Missing Piece of Pi” is performed.

Wounded Warrior February Issue 4 2013

Wounded Warrior

On June 1, 2012 Sgt. Maj. Michael Van Engen had just finished eating lunch in the mess hall at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Southern Afghanistan when all hell broke loose.