Now that the dust has settled on the 2012 statewide primaries, the winners can turn their attention from beating up on rivals from within their own parties to battling those from without. If the previous election season is any indication, it could be a bumpy ride.
Two canoeists died [in Eagle River] after they ran up against something found in nearly every Alaska river: a log jam.
As the Aug. 28 primary election approaches, it’s likely we’re going to hear more radio advertisements from the various candidates asking for our votes. We’re probably also going to see some television spots, and anyone who reads this paper (or any other, for that matter) knows there’s been plenty of political ads in print as well.
As employers, insurance companies and consumers grapple with sky-high health care costs in Alaska, we’re hearing more people talk about what some might consider the nuclear option for institutions in Alaska — subsidizing travel costs to send more patients Outside for cheaper treatment.
Internet traffic in our neck of the woods is likely to spike early Saturday morning when homegrown hero Corey Cogdell goes for gold at the Olympic trap shooting competition in London.
Our thoughts are with the family of Bob Eder, a local man who became the latest person to have a nasty run-in with a brown bear this summer in Eagle River. As of this writing, Eder was in critical condition at Providence Hospital with wounds his family described as severe. We wish Mr. Eder a speedy and complete recovery from this terrifying incident.
Retired Judge Daniel Hensley found no evidence of fraud or corruption in the 2012 Anchorage municipal election. That’s good, because what he did find — or rather confirm — was bad enough.
Going to an Alaska Baseball League game at Chugiak’s Loretta French is a uniquely-Alaskan experience that shouldn’t be missed. From the field’s mountain-ringed scenery to the free admission to the signature hill beyond left field, our local diamond has proven itself as a welcome addition to the historic collegiate summer league.
Whew, what a busy time in our community! In just the past week, Eagle River has hosted a pair of huge events, including a sun-drenched Highland Games and an explosive fireworks show and July 3 celebration. Then just yesterday, Chugiak hosted its 42nd annual Fourth of July parade, an annual American tradition that proves there isn’t a more patriotic town anywhere.
If you’re lucky enough to live in some parts of Anchorage, getting a ride somewhere isn’t that big of a deal. Taxi service is timely and efficient, and whether you live on Dimond or Debarr, it usually takes just a couple minutes to get a cabbie to pick you up at your doorstep and take you anywhere you need to go.