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June Issue 3 2013

Falling tots lead cops to warn about windows

Anchorage police say two children fell from second-story windows in Eagle River Tuesday, June 11 in separate incidents. A similar case last week sent an Anchorage baby to the hospital, and police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said the the recent run of warm temperatures may have contributed to the accidents.

June Issue 3 2013

Man arrested for Walmart robbery

A 22-year-old Eagle River man was arrested Tuesday, June 18 after he allegedly fired shots while attempting to steal windshield wiper blades from Walmart.

One Man’s Junk is artist’s treasure June Issue 3 2013

One Man’s Junk is artist’s treasure

It must be her shiny rack. Or maybe it’s the way the gun at her hip points directly out in the same direction as her would-be nipples, which are really two holes in the centers of metallic cones. But the tall buxom scrap-metal robot sculpture has been turning heads in Eagle River lately. And, she’s been drawing people in to One Man’s Junk, a makeshift outdoor shop showcasing the work of scrap metal sculptor Tim Maus.

Farm fresh families June Issue 3 2013

Farm fresh families

Family farming is a growing business these days, with a pair of local farmers’ markets now offering produce and herbs grown locally. “This is our third year,” said Susan Boarland, who organizes a Thursday afternoon market at the Peters Creek American Legion.

Dropping in June Issue 2 2013

Dropping in

In mere minutes, Army paratroopers recently turned a quiet, empty field into a battleground. The more than 500 paratroopers who filled the skies were members of the Army’s 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, which dropped onto the Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson as part of a massive three-day training mission designed to simulate the quick takeover of hostile enemy territory.

June Issue 2 2013

Bible theft alleged

A bizarre attempted car theft ended with a 27-year-old Washington state man in jail after police established an eye-catching perimeter in Chugiak on Sunday, June 2. Anchorage police said they responded to a report of a disturbance that day at the Security Self Storage on the Old Glenn Highway in Chugiak.

Play Ball! June Issue 2 2013

Play Ball!

In a sure sign the team’s support is growing, many fans showed up to this year’s Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks home opener already wearing their team’s red, white and blue gear. One of those fans was little 3-year-old Theodore Manolas IV, who toddled into Loretta French Park wearing a proud grin and a blue Chinooks t-shirt.

Picturing the past June Issue 2 2013

Picturing the past

The latest chapter in Eagle River’s history has been written by one of the town’s own. Zane Treesh, a 1988 Chugiak High grad who moved to Eagle River as a baby, recently completed Eagle River, a pictorial history that’s part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series.

Fishing heating up June Issue 2 2013

Fishing heating up

STAR PHOTO by Matt Tunseth Eagle River’s Josh James, 15, fishes in Lower Fire Lake on Monday, June 10, 2013.

June Issue 2 2013

Lights, camera, summer camp

Got art? The Alaska Fine Arts Academy does, and the Eagle River community arts center wants to share. The AFAA is currently offering a variety of summer camps and workshops geared toward everyone from beginning dancers to aspiring magicians.

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