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June Issue 4 2012

MEA breaks ground on Eklutna generation station

Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. broke ground at the site of its new natural gas power plant in Eklutna on Tuesday, June 26.

Tragic day in Powder Ridge June Issue 4 2012

Tragic day in Powder Ridge

A standoff in a quiet Eagle River neighborhood ended in tragedy Thursday afternoon when police discovered a 39-year-old man dead inside his Powder Ridge home of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Eagle River to host 31st Annual Highland Games June Issue 4 2012

Eagle River to host 31st Annual Highland Games

There will be kilts, cabers and bagpipes aplenty this weekend when Eagle River hosts the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 30 at Lions Park.

Foreign airmen get Alaska perspective June Issue 3 2012

Foreign airmen get Alaska perspective

Imagine boarding a C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft and making the flight across the Atlantic Ocean to a place where they speak a language that isn’t your native language. This isn’t your normal U.S. Air Force deployment, but actually a Polish Air Force deployment to Alaska to participate in Red Flag-Alaska.

Community Covenant Church founder steps down June Issue 3 2012

Community Covenant Church founder steps down

When Mark Meredith sold his office furniture business and left the Seattle area to start a church in Eagle River 17 years ago, he was uncertain of the decision to uproot his wife and three children — then ages 8, 11 and 13.

Welcome to bear country June Issue 3 2012

Welcome to bear country

Eagle River is having a bear of a summer. Already this year, two people have been attacked by brown bears in this community, while a third attack near Bird Creek involved an Eagle River man out for an early-morning hike.

Big release June Issue 3 2012

Big release

That’s what was going through the mind of Dr. Dan Hull during this year’s Eagle River Nature Center spring auction, where the recent Alaska transplant submitted the winning bid to release a rehabilitated bald eagle back into the wild.

Ebben is Alaska’s best June Issue 3 2012

Ebben is Alaska’s best

Debbe Ebben is all in. Ebben, of Eagle River, earned a trip to Las Vegas on Saturday, June 16, when she won the 2012 Miss Alaska Pageant at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium in Anchorage.

Taxi shortage drives woman to act June Issue 3 2012

Taxi shortage drives woman to act

Need a lift? Megan Patrick is here to help.

Man taken to hospital after brush with truck June Issue 3 2012

Man taken to hospital after brush with truck

A pick-up truck struck and injured a pedestrian shortly after 1 p.m. in downtown Eagle River on Monday, June 18.

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