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September Issue 1 2011

MEA announces base rate decrease

Matanuska Electric Association has announced a base rate decrease of 0.44 percent for the fourth quarter of 2011. If approved by the Regulatory Comission of Alaska, the decrease will take effect during the first week of October, according to a press release sent out by MEA.

ER teen earns pilot’s license September Issue 1 2011

ER teen earns pilot’s license

Soon after Kyle Frost was walking, he knew what his life’s passion was — aviation. On Saturday, Aug. 13, Frost took a major step toward turning that passion into a career by earning his private pilot’s license at age 17.

Carnival of chaos September Issue 1 2011

Carnival of chaos

Palmer may be home to the Alaska State Fair, but the fun comes from Chugiak.

Meat and potatoes downtown September Issue 1 2011

Meat and potatoes downtown

Veggie lovers and meatheads can go to the same spot in downtown Eagle River to get their fix.

Three ND brothers bike for a good cause  September Issue 1 2011

Three ND brothers bike for a good cause

Three brothers from North Dakota recently set off on a 20,000-mile bike trip from Anchorage to the southern tip of Argentina — but not before pausing at a relative’s Eagle River home before the journey.

September Issue 1 2011

Sheryl Loan wins another Tour

For yet another year, Chugiak’s Sheryl Loan is riding at the front of the Alaska cycling pack.

Yoga, ballet instructors join forces September Issue 1 2011

Yoga, ballet instructors join forces

All Life Is Yoga owner and instructor Mary McCormick still remembers her first yoga class 15 years ago.

Old Glenn project nears completion September Issue 1 2011

Old Glenn project nears completion

By the time you read this, there's a good chance the new Peters Creek bridge has already opened for business.

Standoff shuts down Ft. Richardson exit August Issue 1 2011

Standoff shuts down Ft. Richardson exit

A standoff with an armed and suicidal man on Aug. 18 near the Ft. Richardson exit on the Glenn Highway ended peacefully with the man’s surrender.

State Fair draws near August Issue 1 2011

State Fair draws near

It’s fair to say that one Alaska event stands alone as the biggest shindig of the summer.