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Folk fest family January Issue 4 2013

Folk fest family

Of all the reasons musicians play the Anchorage Folk Festival year after year, one tops the list — the other musicians. “Once a year I get to see all my musical buddies,” said Eagle River’s Cheri Spink, who’s played at nearly all 24 festivals.

January Issue 4 2013

The ‘Lodge’ down the street

I am writing to make you aware of some things that are going on in the Eagle River area that you and your neighbors may know nothing about. Something that makes Eagle River a better place in which to live and raise a family. It is that Elks Lodge down the street that goes, for the most part, unnoticed.

JBER soldier charged in death of fellow soldier January Issue 4 2013

JBER soldier charged in death of fellow soldier

A soldier from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has been charged with the Christmas death of Private 1st Class Grant Wise. Specialist Marshall Drake, 23, was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide and failure to obey general regulations, according to a statement released by JBER.

A happy hundredth January Issue 3 2013

A happy hundredth

Velma Davidson celebrated her birthday this year in low-key fashion, talking to family over the phone before taking a short nap. After 100 years, she’s earned it.

Designing woman January Issue 3 2013

Designing woman

Whether serving as president of her sorority, volunteering with the Alaska Democratic Party or fulfilling her duties as UAA student body vice president, Amie Stanley addressed the same needs — event planning and marketing.

ER locals to march in Inaugural Parade January Issue 3 2013

ER locals to march in Inaugural Parade

On Jan. 21, two Eagle River locals will travel down Pennsylvania Avenue between the U.S. Capitol and White House as part of the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade.

Parks board kills skate park plan January Issue 3 2013

Parks board kills skate park plan

No skateboarding. At least not on a parcel of land bordering Fire House Lane between Eagle River Road and Seabolt Street, after the Eagle River Parks and Recreation Board voted Monday, Jan. 14 to eliminate a skate park from conceptual plans being drawn up for the area.

January Issue 3 2013

Legislators mull gun law

It’s time to talk about gun safety. That was the reaction of the majority of Chugiak-Eagle River’s state legislators to a recent proposal that would allow teachers and other permanent employees to carry concealed guns at school.

Rain, ice slick streets January Issue 3 2013

Rain, ice slick streets

Rain and 40-degree temperatures led to slick roads and some flooding in Chugiak-Eagle River over the weekend.

From typeface to Facebook January Issue 2 2013

From typeface to Facebook

An Alaska newspaper pioneer has taken his extensive database of knowledge about the 49th state online.

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