Archive of: Letters to the Editor

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March Issue 2 2014

Scottish Highland Games are moving

The Alaskan Scottish Club has been presenting the Alaskan Scottish Highland Games for the past 32 years, and most of those Games have been held at Eagle River Lions Club Park. Early games were held on the first Saturday in August. In later years the games were switched to the last Saturday in June. In some of the middle years, dates floated around a bit so as not to conflict with Elmendorf AFB Air Shows. Two years, 1995 and 1996, the games were held in Anchorage. Now, after a long and successful run in Eagle River, the games are moving to the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer. The games have simply outgrown the Lions facility on Eagle River Rd.

March Issue 2 2014

Vote to repeal SB 21

Lots of voices claiming the gospel of oil taxes. By August voter decisions are likely to boil down to whose gospel voters trust. Has Rick Mystrom forgotten that five legislators were found guilty of bribery charges related to the VECO scandal and their “yes” votes on a bill quite similar to the legislation he is defending today?

March Issue 2 2014

Armed for an A

In the news is the “ Campus gun bill before committee.” There is nothing more important in the world for a student to get an A in their class. An armed student is in a much better position to negotiate with the teacher to get an A in class than an unarmed student.

March Issue 2 2014

SJR 9 offers little choice to Alaska students

As a teacher, and as a single mother of three girls in the Anchorage School District, I have some very serious concerns about Alaska Senate Joint Resolution 9.

March Issue 1 2014

School cuts result in starvation mode educational system

To offer another angle on all the posturing and passion regarding the current debate about school funding, consider these results of the legislature’s three year “get fit” funding diet on the school I teach at, Eagle River High.

March Issue 1 2014

Thanks for the extra effort

Life is full of opportunities and challenges. Where we go and what we seek can give us courage, strength, and endurance or defeat if we allow. A young man in our community was faced with a big challenge and a hero in our town stepped up and made a 3-point basket.

March Issue 1 2014

Thanks so much

I would like to thank everyone who donated warm items to Project Homeless Connect last year. This year we had over 2000 warm items to give away. We appreciate The Tangled Skein and Far North Yarn Co. for allowing us to place a collection bin in their place of business.

February Issue 4 2014

Give Eagle River football a chance

Eagle River High School has hired a new football coach who teaches in the building that, in my opinion, is a number one prerequisite to a successful football program.

February Issue 2 2014

New Food Pantry director thanks community

WOW, what a fantastic community. As I am just getting started working with the Chugiak-Eagle River Food Pantry, I am very impressed by the outpouring of contributions that make our community a better place.