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Soldiers welcomed home July Issue 5 2015

Soldiers welcomed home

Approximately 350 Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division were honored in a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center July 10.

Alaskan farmers face hurdles to USDA organic stamp July Issue 5 2015

Alaskan farmers face hurdles to USDA organic stamp

On the surface, organic seems like a fairly simple thing to define: it’s food grown without the use of non-organic pesticides and fertilizers, right? Well, not quite. In reality, the definition used by the bulk of the gardening public is nowhere near how government agencies define it when it comes to getting certification.

Matanuska Peak’s slopes require patience, focus July Issue 5 2015

Matanuska Peak’s slopes require patience, focus

Rocks — we had entered a kingdom of rocks. Rocks the size of washing machines, some as big as microwave ovens; and tucked in between, boulders the size of basketballs. As we slowly moved upward, we encountered rocks with unending surprises. Every so often, without warning and at the slightest touch, they wanted to move — eager to yield to gravity.

Unbreakable July Issue 5 2015

Unbreakable

When Daquiri Wright walks down the runway at the 2015 Simply Creative Wearable Art Show this Friday, her walk will be the one that epitomizes the event’s goal of raising awareness and acceptance of people with disabilities.

Bee Whisperer July Issue 4 2015

Bee Whisperer

Those in the know, or perhaps one might more appropriately say, “the buzz,” of the beekeeping world call him, “the bee whisperer.” Typically, Joe Dunham of Eagle River doesn’t bother to don a protective suit, hat, veil or even gloves when working around the 150 hives he has at five locations in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.

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