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Boy Scouts, library project and park access March Issue 3 2014

Boy Scouts, library project and park access

The Boys Scouts of Alaska have a little more money in their piggy bank, thanks to a hefty donation made by the Eagle River Valley Community Council and the Heritage Estates Well Compensation Trust.

March Issue 3 2014

Earthquake anniversary

The State of Alaska will hold a number of events surrounding the 50th anniversary of the 1964 earthquake.

Goodbye Jeff, and Godspeed March Issue 3 2014

Goodbye Jeff, and Godspeed

Hundreds of firemen from across Alaska walked solemnly down Fifth Avenue in Anchorage on March 15 to pay tribute to Anchorage Fire Department Senior Capt. Jeffery Bayless, 51, who collapsed during a training exercise on March 7.

Play hard, be fair March Issue 2 2014

Play hard, be fair

With the Winter Olympics in Sochi recently past, and the Iditarod and the Paralympic Games ongoing, be sure to add the 2014 Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games to the mix. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shiver, the Special Olympics offer an opportunity for those with intellectual challenges to take part in sports.

March Issue 2 2014

Local representative makes a big move

Rep. Bill Stoltze announced on March 7 his intention to seek the Republican nomination for state senate. Stoltze will run for Alaska Senate, Seat F, a seat vacated through redistricting.

Mixing up the housing market March Issue 2 2014

Mixing up the housing market

By now I’m sure everyone’s noticed the tall, squarish building going up on out on Coronado Road. It’s hard to miss it, since it’s one of the tallest structures around. Geared toward senior housing, the building is part of Cook Inlet Housing Authority’s Coronado Park project development.

March Issue 2 2014

Food for thought

Chicken noodle soup. Cereal. Macaroni and cheese. These are a few of the items presently running low at the Chugiak-Eagle River Food Pantry.

March Issue 2 2014

Two guys, a couple of books and a library

For the last couple years, The Readers, as I have come to think of them, have come to the fourth floor of Loussac regularly. Two guys, each with a stack of books, sit on either end of the red couch near my office, each engrossed in a book. Obviously, since I work in a library, I see people reading all the time. But the intensity and focus of these two, along with the regularity of their visits, set them apart.

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