Archive of: In the News



Guardsmen recount dramatic rescue November Issue 4 2012

Guardsmen recount dramatic rescue

Jumping from the tail of an HC-130 into the dark frigid night, two elite pararescuemen of the Alaska Air National Guard felt their parachutes deploy, before descending safely to frozen ground 160-miles north of the Arctic Circle.

‘Spartan’ brigade honors its fallen November Issue 4 2012

‘Spartan’ brigade honors its fallen

Described as a “soldier’s soldier” by a member of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Private 1st Class Vincent Ellis was killed in action protecting his fellow “Spartans.”

Therapeutic music November Issue 4 2012

Therapeutic music

Every Saturday, Sarah Jane Coffman visits Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River — a place she called home while serving a 14-year sentence for second-degree murder and first-degree burglary.

Ladder truck involved in accident November Issue 4 2012

Ladder truck involved in accident

The Anchorage Fire Department’s Eagle River Station 11 ladder truck was involved in a traffic accident at around 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 on the Glenn Highway in Anchorage.

‘Oprah’ looks at life on JBER November Issue 3 2012

‘Oprah’ looks at life on JBER

Ask any service member who’s been deployed what they miss most while overseas — family undoubtedly tops that list.

Ladder truck spared in budget November Issue 3 2012

Ladder truck spared in budget

Eagle River’s ladder truck will continue to serve the community, rescued from budget cuts by public outcry and political compromise.

Fairclough heads to state senate November Issue 2 2012

Fairclough heads to state senate

Unlike other victorious politicians Tuesday night, Anna Fairclough didn’t enter Election Central at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage trailing a crowd of sign-waving supporters.

November Issue 2 2012

Former Chugiak High clerk paying back stolen money

Brenda Burge is paying back the cash she stole from Chugiak High.

No Meat, No Problem November Issue 2 2012

No Meat, No Problem

This monthly column explores the vegetarian and vegan opportunities in Eagle River and Anchorage area restaurants. It also looks at other healthy options available in area restaurants like whole grains and low fat.

APD offers tips for safe winter driving November Issue 2 2012

APD offers tips for safe winter driving

With snow and ice here to stay for the next six months, it’s a good time to review safe driving tips. And the Anchorage Police Department has plenty of knowledge to share.

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