Archive of: In the News



Welcome to bear country June Issue 3 2012

Welcome to bear country

Eagle River is having a bear of a summer. Already this year, two people have been attacked by brown bears in this community, while a third attack near Bird Creek involved an Eagle River man out for an early-morning hike.

Ebben is Alaska’s best June Issue 3 2012

Ebben is Alaska’s best

Debbe Ebben is all in. Ebben, of Eagle River, earned a trip to Las Vegas on Saturday, June 16, when she won the 2012 Miss Alaska Pageant at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium in Anchorage.

Man hit by truck in downtown in Eagle River June Issue 2 2012

Man hit by truck in downtown in Eagle River

Witnesses report elderly man was conscious after suffering head injury; was attempting to cross Old Glenn Highway

Legislators visit chamber June Issue 2 2012

Legislators visit chamber

Though he’s soon leaving the delegation, Rep. Mike Hawker says legislators representing the Chugiak-Eagle River area present the most united front of any team in the Alaska Legislator.

ER’s Gales: Congress lacks ‘courage’ June Issue 2 2012

ER’s Gales: Congress lacks ‘courage’

It’s time for a new face in Congress — and Terre Gales thinks he’s the man for the job.

June Issue 2 2012

Eagle River man mauled by bear near Bird Creek

A brown bear mauled an Eagle River man who was hiking alone on a trail near Bird Creek early Sunday morning, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Combat fishing June Issue 2 2012

Combat fishing

At 4 a.m. on a Thursday, the sun was rising above the mountains as fire trucks lined the streets next to the fishing docks here May 24.

Mural project a big deal for local teen June Issue 2 2012

Mural project a big deal for local teen

With the bulk of his portfolio primarily sketched during idle time at school, Lukas Brown was a bit overwhelmed when he was presented his most recent canvas.