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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."

October Issue 1 2012

Police seek suspect in pair of robberies

Anchorage Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect in a pair of recent Eagle River robberies.

Major Mini trip October Issue 1 2012

Major Mini trip

There was nothing mini about Chelsey Homan and Cassie Sandall’s road trip from Portland, Ore., to Anchorage.

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

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.

Positive message comes from tragedy September Issue 4 2012

Positive message comes from tragedy

Look for the best in others. Dream big. Choose positive influences. Speak with kindness. Start your own chain reaction.

September Issue 4 2012

Winds knock out power

High winds from yet another powerful storm knocked out power in the Eagle River area for the second consecutive week when about 1,000 homes and businesses lost their lights on Sept. 19-20.

Making way for the future September Issue 4 2012

Making way for the future

What looks like a war zone will soon become an AutoZone.

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