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Munch deadlines fast approaching October Issue 2 2012

Munch deadlines fast approaching

It’s time to get minds on Munching.

Hundreds of ‘Spartans’ return home October Issue 1 2012

Hundreds of ‘Spartans’ return home

Just two months after arriving in Alaska from Connecticut, Amanda Shaw’s husband, Spc. Justin Shaw, left for Afghanistan with about 3,500 paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

Kayaker recounts dramatic Eagle River rescue October Issue 1 2012

Kayaker recounts dramatic Eagle River rescue

Clutching to a paddle that he had somehow jammed into debris beneath the frigid, rushing water, pinned and unable to free himself from his submerged kayak, Steve Rossberg wondered if anyone could hear the distress calls from his police whistle. After 90 minutes in the icy water, body numb, he could feel his will to survive ebbing. Then, with his head barely above water, he thought he saw someone on shore making a cell phone call. “I’ve got to hang on,” he thought. “I’ve got to hang on."

Not just for kicks October Issue 1 2012

Not just for kicks

Pucks and sticks have been joined by corner kicks at the Harry McDonald Center in Eagle River, which officially opened a new 27,000-foot addition with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 29.

APD seeks masked bandit September Issue 4 2012

APD seeks masked bandit

Suspect wanted in connection with pair of recent robberies

Eagle River football defeats Bartlett September Issue 4 2012

Eagle River football defeats Bartlett

The Wolves held on to beat Bartlett 31-25 on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Eagle River.

Stevens, McPhetres lead locals at state XC meet September Issue 4 2012

Stevens, McPhetres lead locals at state XC meet

Wolves senior, CHS junior each finish ninth at Class 4A state championships.

300 Spartans return from Afghanistan September Issue 4 2012

300 Spartans return from Afghanistan

A plane load of about 300 members of the Army's 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division returned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, following a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Legend of the Wilds September Issue 4 2012

Legend of the Wilds

How do you tell the story of a legend? If you’re author Kaylene Johnson, you ask him.

Griffith: “Every so often, it’s just time to walk” September Issue 4 2012

Griffith: “Every so often, it’s just time to walk”

I hesitate to employ the trite phrase, “when they made Dick Griffith, they threw away the mold.” But it’s true in every respect. In our lifetimes it’s doubtful we’ll ever run across anyone like him.

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