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Coronado Park construction coming quickly March Issue 2 2013

Coronado Park construction coming quickly

A project that’s expected to bring nearly 200 new housing units to Eagle River will break ground this spring. Cook Inlet Housing Authority senior finance development manager Tyler Robinson said the Coronado Park project plan includes a 56-unit senior housing development, along with plans for 28 to 35 townhouses and 98 condominiums.

Iditarod Update March Issue 1 2013

Iditarod Update

Mitch Seavey hangs on to win second Iditarod

March Issue 1 2013

Local professionals are youthful achievers

Eagle River’s John Sims and Chugiak’s Colin Fay were recently named to the 2013 Alaska Journal of Commerce “Top Forty Under 40” list.

March Issue 1 2013

Three locals die in plane crash

The bodies of three Eagle River residents were recovered Tuesday, March 5 from the scene of a small plane crash near Rainy Pass.

Hands-on cabinets March Issue 1 2013

Hands-on cabinets

Steve Hokanson used to run a hedge fund. But he couldn’t deny what he was born to do — work with his hands. “The money was really good, but at the end of the day, I didn’t make anything,” he said.

On the trail again March Issue 1 2013

On the trail again

Lanier is six years older than the next-oldest musher, but with a healthy dash of pepper left in his beard, he looks much younger. Before the race start on Willow Lake March 3, he said running sled dogs is his personal fountain of youth.

March Issue 1 2013

Assembly adopts long-sought Title 21 rewrite

After a decade of work, the Anchorage Assembly finally approved a rewrite of the Municipality’s land use code. On a 9-2 vote — with Adam Trombley and Patrick Flynn opposed — the Assembly pass the Title 21 rewrite as its meeting Feb. 26.

Local c-h-a-m-p-i-o-n March Issue 1 2013

Local c-h-a-m-p-i-o-n

An Eagle Academy Charter School sixth-grader won the 2013 Alaska State Spelling Bee on Friday, March 1 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage.

All in a day’s work March Issue 1 2013

All in a day’s work

For Army Staff Sergeant Justin Grimm, getting shot at is all in a day’s work. “When you sign up for a job that you’re going to fight in and you deploy enough, you get the sense that it’s going to happen sooner or later,” said Grimm, a member of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

March Issue 1 2013

Three running for local Assembly seat

Three local residents are vying for the Anchorage Assembly seat being vacated by three-term assemblywoman Debbie Ossiander. It is one of two seats that represents Chugiak-Eagle River.

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