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Dressing up without dollars April Issue 2 2014

Dressing up without dollars

The gowns hung on a rack in the back of the smartly decorated Feather Skin & Body Studio in Eagle River, shimmering with possibilities. There was a delicate pale blue dress and deep maroon dress, a sophisticated white and black dress and a short pink dress with a flirty, flared skirt.

A swimming effort April Issue 2 2014

A swimming effort

An 11-year-old child is alive today thanks to the quick thinking of two local Chugiak High School Naval Junior ROTC students. Cadets Ethan Espe and Paul Cockreham were on lifeguard duty at the Anchorage Community YMCA on March 19 when the 11-year-old child was discovered unconscious in the pool.

Biking to a new shop April Issue 2 2014

Biking to a new shop

Eric Morrison is a happy man these days. The roads and bicycle paths around town have pretty much cleared and his shop, Alaska Velo Sport, has settled down in its new location. Situated on Old Glenn Highway right off the new Glenn Highway and Artillery Road intersection, the shop features an array of gleaming bicycles from such top performance manufactures as Redline and Scott.

April Issue 1 2014

After the quake: Opening the road to the Kenai

The newspaper notice was published some weeks after the earthquake, saying that the road to the Kenai Peninsula from points north would open— but travel would be by convoy only. The first group of cars had to be on the Seward Highway past Indian by early evening to take advantage of the low tide. Bridges along the route were now—like the quake—history. They had crossed rivers whose snowmelt waters were gushing fro the mountains to meet this tidal arm of the sea. They had washed out when Turnagain Arm had been shaken during the upheaval, a misnomer, since the area had dropped considerably. So how were we to cross when the land was lower than it had been, and with the bridges out, too?

April Issue 1 2014

A Starr, and lots of propositions

It’s too early to know for sure but late Tuesday night (before the Star went to press), unofficial Anchorage Municipal election results saw Bill Starr leading Sharon Gibbons for Anchorage Assembly District 2 Seat 3.

April Issue 1 2014

School district reaches agreement

The Anchorage School District and Alaska Laborers Local 71 reached a tentative agreement last week on a three-year contract that extends through June 30, 2017. The current contract, which covers approximately 325 custodial and building plant operator employees, expires on June 30.

Robotics on the brain April Issue 1 2014

Robotics on the brain

The Eagle River High School robotics team didn’t fare as well at the FIRST-Tech Challenge West Super-Regional competition held March 20-22, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif., as they did on March 8 in Fairbanks when their alliance with teams from Dimond and South high schools won them first place in state competition.

April Issue 1 2014

A big and powerful sound

It began with “Crazy” and ended with “Get Here.” In between ran a wild and exhilarating journey for Eagle River resident Cierra Mickens, whose reign on “The Voice” came to a halt on March 31.

Plan afoot to save popular hiking area from development April Issue 1 2014

Plan afoot to save popular hiking area from development

Kajetan Groicher and Tim Shaw drank in the view of Knik Arm and Mount Denali from the top of Skyline Drive last Sunday afternoon, while a paraglider sailed just below them under clear blue skies. The buddies chatted next to the trail head leading to the Old Wallace Homestead.

Logging the miles to Nome April Issue 1 2014

Logging the miles to Nome

While Iditarod mushers and their dogs were trotting toward Nome last month, local seniors were also trotting. Not in dog booties, of course, but in thick-soled sneakers and snazzy Zumba shoes.