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Leaving a legacy June Issue 3 2015

Leaving a legacy

Although the site was familiar, the name of the ball field was changed prior to the Chinook’s first Alaska Baseball League home opener June 13 against the Mat-Su Miners at the Loretta French Sports Complex.

Eagle River Elks raise more than $6,000 for Alaska wounded vets June Issue 2 2015

Eagle River Elks raise more than $6,000 for Alaska wounded vets

Al Nagel, treasurer of the Eagle River Elks club, gets teary when he talks about the things the Elks have done to support Alaskan veterans in the Wounded Warriors program.

June Issue 2 2015

Alaskan ‘Erin’s Law’ has hope of passing

Cindy Moore’s daughter, Breanna Moore, was killed on June 26, 2014, a victim of dating violence. Cindy Moore said she just wants parents, teens and children to have the information they need to learn about healthy relationships, recognize the warning signs of dangerous or unhealthy relationships, and report appropriately when they’re being abused.

June Issue 2 2015

Special athletes Lemaire and Owens give meaning to title Champion

With State High School tournaments in softball up in Fairbanks, the state baseball tournament in Anchorage, and all-star track meet in Kodiak, it might have been easy to overlook the meet that measured the true measure of a champion – the Special Olympics.

Locally-raised chickens lay eggs with darker, richer yolks June Issue 2 2015

Locally-raised chickens lay eggs with darker, richer yolks

Feed your own chickens that lay eggs for your own consumption and you gather a product whose nutrient composition is of your doing. It’s a big reason why Jessica Jansen, co-owner of Fire Lake Farm located just outside of Eagle River with her husband, Andy Jansen, began raising chickens five years ago.

Chugiak wins state June Issue 2 2015

Chugiak wins state

“Who’s got my back?” “We’ve got your back!” The spontaneous huddle in the Mulcahy Stadium outfield long after the presentation of the team trophies found Mustang assistant coach Mark Bohrer in the midst of the state champion Chugiak baseball team.

Bullying in the age of social media June Issue 1 2015

Bullying in the age of social media

Our cover story, about a man who received an apology from one of his bullies 20 years after the fact, involves two men who are graduates of Chugiak High School. The Star wanted to know, what does the social landscape look like in high school today, when it comes to bullying in an age of Facebook, Snapchat and Tumblr? Social media sites can spread gossip, photos, or other kinds of social aggression against a target far and wide. I sat down with four Chugiak High School juniors, told them about our cover story, and listened to what they had to say about bullying and social media, and what they think parents and teachers can do to help them have healthy social experiences in high school.

Healing power June Issue 1 2015

Healing power

People talk about the school bully – someone who consistently pushes other people around. They talk less about the school target.

For Eagle River couple, going all in on local food feeds a growing passion June Issue 1 2015

For Eagle River couple, going all in on local food feeds a growing passion

A commitment to eating locally-produced food isn’t convenient. When one chooses to grow all of one’s own food, it becomes even more challenging.

June Issue 1 2015

Fatal crash on Old Glenn investigated

Anchorage police say alcohol and excess speed are suspected factors in a fatal car crash last Wednesday night that claimed the life of one young man.

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