Archive of: In the News



Coast to coast August Issue 3 2012

Coast to coast

Having earned a bronze medal in the 1,500-meter run at the 2012 Warrior Games — an athletic competition that pits U.S. service members against one another — Eagle River’s Mike Sanders is no slouch when it comes to running.

Sign Wars August Issue 3 2012

Sign Wars

In one of the most hotly contested races of the primary election season, the biggest issue isn’t oil taxes or coastal zone management, but a running debate over the placement of political signs in the Eagle River area.

August Issue 3 2012

Candidate forum set for 6 p.m. tonight

There should be no shortage of opinions in the room tonight when nearly all Alaska House and Senate candidates hoping to represent Chugiak-Eagle River gather at the Eagle River Lions Club for an area-wide candidates forum beginning at 6 p.m.

August Issue 3 2012

Albert Loop trail closed

The Albert Loop Trail near the Eagle River Nature Center has been closed because of increased bear traffic in the area.

August Issue 3 2012

Two women die after canoe capsizes on Eagle River

Two Montana women died after their canoe capsized on Eagle River near Mile 7.4 of Eagle River Road on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

Hot times in the city August Issue 2 2012

Hot times in the city

Finding a job in Anchorage is easy. Finding an affordable place to live isn’t.

August Issue 2 2012

Cogdell fails to advance

Eagle River Olympic athlete Corey Cogdell finished 11th overall and failed to advance to the six-woman finals of the Olympic Trapshooting competition on Saturday, Aug. 4 in London, England.

A look into slavery’s past August Issue 2 2012

A look into slavery’s past

Last week, a few dozen Eagle River residents were transported back to the 1800s.

August Issue 2 2012

State Troopers shoot, kill man who weilded bat near Thunderbird Falls

Alaska State Troopers say a vehicle pursuit that began in Wasilla ended when troopers shot and killed a man who advanced on them with a bat near Thunderbird Falls.

Massive crowds flock to air show August Issue 1 2012

Massive crowds flock to air show

With a quarter of a million people attending Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Arctic Thunder open house and air show Saturday and Sunday July 28-29, 2012 was a “huge success” for the biennial event, said JBER spokesman Luke Waack.

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