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Everyone safe after ER house fire August Issue 4 2012

Everyone safe after ER house fire

There were no injuries to either humans or animals after a house fire broke out on Upper Sunny Circle Friday, Aug. 17 in Eagle River.

Truck fire briefly stalls Glenn traffic August Issue 4 2012

Truck fire briefly stalls Glenn traffic

Anchorage Police said a Ford F-150 pick-up truck caught fire just after noon on Monday, Aug. 20 on the northbound Glenn Highway near the North Birchwood exit, briefly causing traffic to back up in that direction.

August Issue 4 2012

Forum brings out the best in primary hopefuls

Candidates in the upcoming Aug. 28 primary elections were on their best behavior during a forum held Aug. 16 at the Eagle River Lions. How good? One even took time to speak up for his opponent.

Reunion training helps families prepare August Issue 4 2012

Reunion training helps families prepare

They line the runway, making for a sea of shifting bodies, anxious for the aircraft door to open. They are wives, husbands, children, girlfriends, boyfriends and family members who have been waiting these long months for their soldiers to come home.

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

ER woman arrested for sexual assault

A 40-year-old Eagle River woman was arrested Aug. 15 after she took a visiting U.S. Air Force airman home and engaged in sexual acts with him while he was asleep, police said.

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.

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.

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