Archive of: Top Stories



August Issue 4 2012

MEA approves $4 million contract

Matanuska Electric Association approved a nearly $4 million contract for engineering and design services for its planned natural gas power plant in Eklutna during a meeting Aug. 13.

August Issue 4 2012

2012 Star Primary Candidate Guide

This year’s Aug. 28 2012 Alaska Primary Elections will be used to determine which candidates represent their parties in the November General Elections. This year, the Chugiak-Eagle River area will select candidates in five races — two Senate seats and three House.

Vehicle fire briefly stalls Glenn traffic August Issue 3 2012

Vehicle fire briefly stalls Glenn traffic

No injuries were reported after a pick-up truck caught fire on the Glenn Highway today near the North Birchwood exit.

Eagles fly past Wolves August Issue 3 2012

Eagles fly past Wolves

West High defeated Eagle River 49-6 on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Eagle River.

Lynx corral Mustangs August Issue 3 2012

Lynx corral Mustangs

Chugiak fell 14-7 to Dimond on Friday, Aug. 17 at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium in Chugiak.

Everyone safe after Eagle River house fire August Issue 3 2012

Everyone safe after Eagle River house fire

House on Upper Sunny caught fire Friday morning

Coast to coast August Issue 3 2012

Coast to coast

Having earned a bronze medal in the 1,500-meter run at the 2012 Warrior Games — an athletic competition that pits U.S. service members against one another — Eagle River’s Mike Sanders is no slouch when it comes to running.

Sign Wars August Issue 3 2012

Sign Wars

In one of the most hotly contested races of the primary election season, the biggest issue isn’t oil taxes or coastal zone management, but a running debate over the placement of political signs in the Eagle River area.

Getting squared away on Triangle Peak August Issue 3 2012

Getting squared away on Triangle Peak

The three words that kept rattling around in my head July 25 as I left the shores of Symphony Lake and angled up-slope toward Triangle Peak were “how we forget.”

August Issue 3 2012

Albert Loop trail closed

The Albert Loop Trail near the Eagle River Nature Center has been closed because of increased bear traffic in the area.