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July Issue 4 2015

Roommate, newspaper delivery worker assist gunshot victim

Anchorage police say they responded within four minutes to a call in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 15, that a man had found his roommate with a gunshot wound to his face and head in downtown Eagle River, not far from their apartment.

July Issue 4 2015

Walker expands Medicaid without Legislature

There were hugs and high-fives between Gov. Bill Walker and members of his administration as he announced the State of Alaska would accept funding to expand Medicaid via executive authority.

Science camp for kids makes experimenting fun July Issue 3 2015

Science camp for kids makes experimenting fun

Through the end of July, kids at the STEM day camps at Camp Carlquist are learning, not about campfire cooking, first aid and knot tying, but science, technology, engineering and mathematics – the disciplines the STEM acronym represents. Instead of carving walking sticks, they’re building robots that are Blue Tooth and Wi-Fi capable.

Locals Moe, Slemons take wins at Bear Paw 5K July Issue 3 2015

Locals Moe, Slemons take wins at Bear Paw 5K

Local runners Jake Moe and Lia Slemons claimed their overall divisions in the Bear Paw 5K race on Saturday, July 11, with times of 15:11.5 seconds and 18:12.7 respectively. Both runners had won the Bear 5K before, and both graduated from Alaska high schools. Slemons, maiden name Ossiander, is a 1998 Chugiak High graduate. Moe graduated from Anchorage Christian Schools in 2003.

Bear Paw pageant celebrates youth for poise, service July Issue 3 2015

Bear Paw pageant celebrates youth for poise, service

The Bear Paw Pageant held July 9 at the Chugiak High School auditorium began with a warning from pageant director Kathleen Kuersten about the 80’s theme: “The music back then was really awful,” she said, adding, “It was difficult to find music from the era that would be…” she paused for a moment. “Appropriate.”

July Issue 3 2015

Chelsea Berry on her music, her mentor, and coming home

After graduating from Chugiak High School in 2001 and playing the local music scene for years, singer-songwriter Chelsea Berry left Alaska to tour around the Lower 48 and produce music from her new home town in Boston. She returned to Alaska early this week, and plays a show at Jitters coffee shop in Eagle River on Thursday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Cannabis husbandry an intensive process July Issue 3 2015

Cannabis husbandry an intensive process

If you want your cannabis plant to successfully produce, you cannot treat it as you would any other house plant. Growing cannabis is an intensive process, Jessica Jansen said. The Eagle River resident should know. She’s grown her own cannabis for medical purposes for a few years. The marijuana produced by her six plants of different strains ease her sleeping troubles and her anxiety, she said.

July Issue 3 2015

Bear Paw play celebrates Eagle River’s quirks

The play, “Strange Tales from the Yellow Rock: And Other Wondrous Stories in Eagle River,” which was performed Bear Paw weekend at the Alaska Fine Arts Academy, began as a Christmas present to the playwright’s mother, Susan Gorski.

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