The tradition of baking sourdough bread is alive and bubbling well in the kitchens of locals – some of whom are using starters dating decades back in the state’s history.
The beginning of the week of June 14 saw a temperature spike Monday, with temperatures at 83 degrees in Anchorage, or 20 degrees hotter than average for that day and one degree hotter than the record high, according to the National Weather Service.
“Who’s got my back?” “We’ve got your back!” The spontaneous huddle in the Mulcahy Stadium outfield long after the presentation of the team trophies found Mustang assistant coach Mark Bohrer in the midst of the state champion Chugiak baseball team.
Feed your own chickens that lay eggs for your own consumption and you gather a product whose nutrient composition is of your doing. It’s a big reason why Jessica Jansen, co-owner of Fire Lake Farm located just outside of Eagle River with her husband, Andy Jansen, began raising chickens five years ago.
Al Nagel, treasurer of the Eagle River Elks club, gets teary when he talks about the things the Elks have done to support Alaskan veterans in the Wounded Warriors program.
Cindy Moore’s daughter, Breanna Moore, was killed on June 26, 2014, a victim of dating violence. Cindy Moore said she just wants parents, teens and children to have the information they need to learn about healthy relationships, recognize the warning signs of dangerous or unhealthy relationships, and report appropriately when they’re being abused.
With State High School tournaments in softball up in Fairbanks, the state baseball tournament in Anchorage, and all-star track meet in Kodiak, it might have been easy to overlook the meet that measured the true measure of a champion – the Special Olympics.
A commitment to eating locally-produced food isn’t convenient. When one chooses to grow all of one’s own food, it becomes even more challenging.
Our cover story, about a man who received an apology from one of his bullies 20 years after the fact, involves two men who are graduates of Chugiak High School. The Star wanted to know, what does the social landscape look like in high school today, when it comes to bullying in an age of Facebook, Snapchat and Tumblr? Social media sites can spread gossip, photos, or other kinds of social aggression against a target far and wide. I sat down with four Chugiak High School juniors, told them about our cover story, and listened to what they had to say about bullying and social media, and what they think parents and teachers can do to help them have healthy social experiences in high school.
People talk about the school bully – someone who consistently pushes other people around. They talk less about the school target.