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November Issue 1 2014

Marijuana is in, Stoltze moves up and locals retain their spots

It looks as if marijuana will soon be legal in the state of Alaska. According to Tuesday’s unofficial election results, Ballot Measure 2 won out by a slim margin, with 52.15 percent of voters supporting the measure and 47.85 percent voting against marijuana legalization.

Refrigerators, microwaves and countertops, oh my! November Issue 1 2014

Refrigerators, microwaves and countertops, oh my!

A new refrigerator might not seem like something to get excited about. Couple it with a new microwave, new counters and, well, a brand spanking new kitchen, and people begin cheering. At least, the kids at the Eagle River Boys & Girls Club.

October Issue 4 2014

Newest Alaska Nurses Hall of Fame inductees

The Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA) inducted Patricia Senner and the late Kathleen Gettys, of Eagle River, into the Alaska Nurses Hall of Fame on Oct. 5 at the Embassy Suites Hotel.

‘Brake light hill’ getting a makeover October Issue 4 2014

‘Brake light hill’ getting a makeover

The moniker “brake light hill” should begin fading from the vernacular of Glenn Highway travelers in about a year. That’s the goal of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ Eagle River bridge project.

Hiland inmates to receive tips for success outside prison October Issue 4 2014

Hiland inmates to receive tips for success outside prison

About 100 inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center will gather Saturday to learn about life after they leave the center, with tips including planning meals, interviewing for jobs and successfully navigating probation.

To Pot, or not to pot (that is the question) October Issue 3 2014

To Pot, or not to pot (that is the question)

Should marijuana be legalized in Alaska? It’s a thorny issue. And the complications and emotions attributed to both sides were evident when opponents and supporters of Ballot Measure 2 presented their views at the Chugiak-Eagle River luncheon Oct. 1.

Eagle River Panthers rule October Issue 3 2014

Eagle River Panthers rule

Saving the best for last, more than one division of the Eagle River Panthers Association Pop Warner football program avenged earlier season losses to claim a state title.

Capturing autumn, the fleeting season October Issue 2 2014

Capturing autumn, the fleeting season

Autumn seems to rush past us like a gust of wind, and try as we might, it’s difficult if not impossible to prolong it so we can savor the brilliant colors, brisk mornings and snow-dusted mountain tops.

October Issue 1 2014

A bash, a meeting, a monofill and Uber possibilities

Walking around last week’s Birchwood Bash out at the Beach Lake chalet, it was hard not to think of that old song, “The Monster Mash.” There was nothing monster-ish about the bash, of course. It was downright friendly, and there was food, too, a nice spread laid out in the corner room (is there anything more heartwarming than walking into a meeting and seeing food?).

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