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Ms. Mayor, maybe October Issue 1 2014

Ms. Mayor, maybe

Amy Demboski sits at a backroom table in Jitters wearing a maroon jacket and lacey black top, her blond hair falling around her shoulders. She looks friendly yet serious. She takes off her glasses, makes herself comfortable.

Fifty years of Mustang glory September Issue 4 2014

Fifty years of Mustang glory

Remember high school? Pimples? Algebra? Detention? But wait! There were good things too: Dances, slipping notes in class (hence the detention) and flirting with your favorite squeeze.

Family, friends remember ‘old soul’ September Issue 4 2014

Family, friends remember ‘old soul’

Her mother remembers Linda’s fat toddler cheeks. How Linda’s dad would hold her, and stroke her cheeks, and the look of pure bliss that came over her daughter’s face then.

A life cut too short September Issue 3 2014

A life cut too short

The mood at St. Andrew Catholic Church was solemn and sad on Tuesday night, as people filed in for a memorial tribute to Linda Anne-Martz Bower.

In memory, and in honor September Issue 3 2014

In memory, and in honor

A large flag fluttered overhead as firefighters from across Alaska gathered at the Alaska Fallen Firefighter Memorial in downtown Anchorage on Sept. 11 to honor firefighters and emergency responders who died in the line of duty.

Four-Mile Creek ridge hike: a lesson in perseverance September Issue 2 2014

Four-Mile Creek ridge hike: a lesson in perseverance

Hiking east on the ridge past Mt. Eklutna (4,110 feet) above Peters Creek, Pete Panarese and I had our first glimpse of our entire route--a 17-mile circumnavigation of the entire Four-Mile Creek drainage. On most hikes a person only sees single parts of the trip at a time; but here it was laid out before us -- and needless to say-- was quite intimidating.

Physical fitness center set to add two pools September Issue 2 2014

Physical fitness center set to add two pools

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson broke ground July 23, 2013, in preparation for construction of a 50,000-square foot addition to the Buckner Physical Fitness Center. Finally, the project is nearing completion.

Fast and steady September Issue 2 2014

Fast and steady

Ginny Kinnebrew loves to run. She loves trails and gnarly hills and obstinate, rocky terrain. Mostly, though, she loves distance and the feeling of confronting, and surpassing, self-imposed limitations.

Alaska Guardsmen return from Guantanamo Bay deployment September Issue 1 2014

Alaska Guardsmen return from Guantanamo Bay deployment

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Approximately 50 Soldiers with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 761st Military Police Battalion returned home to various parts of Alaska Aug. 30, after a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

May the best trig win September Issue 1 2014

May the best trig win

Taking a trigonometry exam on a spring afternoon might not sound like the most people’s idea of a fun time. Unless you’re David Stockhouse. The Chugiak High School junior won the state level of the Trig-Star math exam, administered at the school last April.

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