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Griffith: Electric bills likely to rise February Issue 2 2013

Griffith: Electric bills likely to rise

Anyone who pays for electricity in Alaska is in for a shock. “Everybody’s bill is going up,” said Matanuska Electric Association general manager Joe Griffith at a meeting of the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce Feb. 6 at the Eagle River Ale House.

From diapers to the big screen February Issue 2 2013

From diapers to the big screen

Two Eagle River brothers had their first movie released last week — and they’re only in kindergarten. Asher and Brenden Farmer, who started school at Birchwood ABC Elementary this year, appeared in “Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels,” which was released on DVD on Feb. 5.

February Issue 2 2013

Skate park plan put back on the agenda

Something didn’t sit right with Randy McCain following a meeting of the Chugiak-Eagle River Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors last month.

The funny side of Shakespeare February Issue 2 2013

The funny side of Shakespeare

How many actors does it take to perform all of Shakespeare’s plays in one night? Just three.

BREAKING: ER teen wins Montana sled dog race February Issue 1 2013

BREAKING: ER teen wins Montana sled dog race

Alea Robinson, 17, finished 30 seconds ahead of Iditarod veteran Jessie Royer

Arctic Tough February Issue 1 2013

Arctic Tough

Well before dawn on the morning of Jan. 31, more than 200 members of the Army’s 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment arrived under cover of darkness at the foot of Arctic Valley Road. Carrying 35-pound rucksacks and decked out in their camouflage combat uniforms, the men briefly listened to instructions from their platoon leaders before springing into action.

Ravenwood sets healthy example February Issue 1 2013

Ravenwood sets healthy example

Students at Ravenwood Elementary are fighting America’s obesity epidemic one activity at a time. The Eagle River elementary school was recently honored by the State of Alaska for winning the 2012 Healthy Futures Challenge, a state-sponsored program designed to get kids moving.

February Issue 1 2013

Where the wild horses once roamed

The homestead at the top of Skyline, much beloved by locals for its beautiful views and intriguing ruins, might become a subdivision in a few years. The property’s handful of owners is ready to sell, and if the state won’t buy it for public use, it’ll likely go to a private developer and get turned into a suite of hilltop mansions.

January Issue 5 2013

Alleged gate crasher facing federal charges

Kyle Hansen, 25, was arrested Jan. 19 in Eagle River.

Old homestead atop Skyline may soon be a subdivision January Issue 5 2013

Old homestead atop Skyline may soon be a subdivision

At the top of the road that begins as Skyline Drive in Eagle River is a place almost every local knows. It’s where couples go to drink in the view. It’s where hikers, snowboarders, skiers and scouts gain access to the popular Mount Baldy, bypassing the private property gate that gives almost no one pause. And, it’s where many have gone to explore the mysterious ruins that lie scattered at the end of the property’s narrow old road, where it curves around an artesian-fed pond.