Archive of: Letters to the Editor



May Issue 4 2012

Event a sweet success

On Friday night, May 4th, Heart To Heart Pregnancy Resource Center hosted its annual Chocolate For Life. This year’s event was well-attended and chocolate desserts of all kinds filled the tables!

May Issue 4 2012

Don’t misuse donation box

I want to share my thoughts on a problem happening over and over again in Eagle River.

May Issue 3 2012

3,732 pounds of food collected by local letter carriers

Last Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, and I want to thank all those who contributed food or time to help this effort. Undeterred by cool temps and light rain, Eagle River’s letter carriers picked up 3732 pounds of food which you, the local community, generously placed by your mailboxes.

May Issue 3 2012

Stamping Out Hunger food drive a Big Success

Stamping Out Hunger was a big success this weekend. On Saturday, May 12 the letter carriers of the Chugiak Eagle River area conducted their annual food drive. The event, which began 20 years ago, is the largest single day food drive in the United States. More than 200,000 carriers in over 10,000 communities are involved. Last year the donations totaled greater than 70 million pounds of food nationwide and 60,000 pounds of food in Alaska alone.

May Issue 2 2012

Skipper’s help invaluable

I know Kim Skipper is running for State House in Alaska and wanted to share a story with you about her tremendous concern and care for others.

May Issue 2 2012

Arts vital to local schools

We are writing to share our concern for the Visual Arts program in the Anchorage School District. In art classes, students are taught to envision, persist, create, innovate and use their imagination. As art teachers, we can point to numerous former students who are now studying and/or working in graphic design, illustration, architecture and art education. When considering our educational system, and how best to prepare students for the workforce, we understand that the skills we teach will help prepare students for a job market that is unpredictable and ever-changing. For many of our students, the arts are their home throughout the day, the place where they learn how to express themselves, and where they meet their friends and other like-minded peers. Educational studies have shown definitively that students with access to arts education have better academic results, better workplace opportunities and more civic engagement.

April Issue 3 2012

Scouting for Food 2012 a big success

The Chugiak-Eagle River Food Pantry would like to thank our area scouts and our local community. “Scouting for Food,” during which Scouts collect food for local food banks and food pantries, started nationwide in 1986. Today, scouts are committed to providing millions of hours of service.

April Issue 3 2012

School board member takes issue with election profile assertion

I am writing to correct a statement made in a candidate profile that ran in your paper just before the April election. Another school board candidate (who was not my opponent) stated that I want to rebuild West for $300 million. This is an inaccurate portrayal of my involvement in the West-Romig as a Center of Community master plan. I joined the steering committee for redeveloping the West-Romig campus because of my position as the executive director of the Anchorage School Business Partnerships, a program that sets up partnerships between businesses and organizations with K-12 schools in the Anchorage School District. Any ASD project that potentially includes and encourages the community to participate in education is of interest to the partnership program.