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April Issue 1 2014

Earthquake reflections, from the outskirts of Anchorage

Back in 1964 before the earthquake hit, before anyone envisioned that Good Friday would go down in history not so much as a religious holiday as a destructive, deadly reminder of the earth’s fickleness, Ethel Breese was living in Anchorage, on the outskirts of the city around where Lake Otis Parkway and Tudor Road area exists today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?