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A happy hundredth January Issue 3 2013

A happy hundredth

Velma Davidson celebrated her birthday this year in low-key fashion, talking to family over the phone before taking a short nap. After 100 years, she’s earned it.

Parks board kills skate park plan January Issue 3 2013

Parks board kills skate park plan

No skateboarding. At least not on a parcel of land bordering Fire House Lane between Eagle River Road and Seabolt Street, after the Eagle River Parks and Recreation Board voted Monday, Jan. 14 to eliminate a skate park from conceptual plans being drawn up for the area.

January Issue 2 2013

Title 21 on tap for Anchorage Assembly

The Anchorage Assembly will hold a public hearing on the Title 21 rewrite Tuesday, Jan. 15.

From typeface to Facebook January Issue 2 2013

From typeface to Facebook

An Alaska newspaper pioneer has taken his extensive database of knowledge about the 49th state online.

Local mushers frozen out January Issue 2 2013

Local mushers frozen out

What a difference a year makes. Last winter, local mushers were raving about ideal conditions on local trails, where massive amounts of snow were making for one of the best winters in memory. This year? Not snow much.

January Issue 1 2013

Learn your moose manners

Thanks in large part to last winter’s heavy snowfall, roughly 500 moose were killed by motorists last winter between Anchorage and the Mat-Su. As the winter progresses, experts say there are several ways to avoid costly collisions with the largest member of the deer family.

Desert Storm commander “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf dead at 78 January Issue 1 2013

Desert Storm commander “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf dead at 78

WASHINGTON — Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn’t care much for his popular “Stormin’ Norman” nickname.

Eagle River man wins table tennis tournament January Issue 1 2013

Eagle River man wins table tennis tournament

Eagle River’s Dave DeMay won the Under 1500 Hard Bat title at the USA Table Tennis National Tournament, which was held Dec. 18-22 in Las Vegas.

Power lunch January Issue 1 2013

Power lunch

Chugiak-Eagle River area legislators are looking forward to using their new found clout in Juneau.

January Issue 1 2013

Soldier found dead on base

A soldier was found dead in another soldier’s barracks room on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Christmas Day.

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