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A mobile home park proposed for 120 acres at Mile 5 of Eagle River Road ran into opposition from members of the Eagle River Valley Community Council. The council cited impact on local schools, the effect on the area’s aesthetics and increased traffic as reasons the 540-space park should not be developed. “A lot of us were receptive to the idea of a trailer court,” said council member Jan Wachsmuth. “But not a court of that size.”

 

A good time to buy a home

The average sale price of homes in Eagle River and Chugiak during the first six months of 1982 was $87,787, according to an analysis by local real estate professional David Vaughn. That was less than the same period a year earlier, he said. Vaughn speculated one reason for the drop was the introduction of less expensive zero-lot-line homes.

 

Log cabin dentistry

Eagle River dentists Dennis Anderson and James Yassick prepared to open their new 4,600-square-foot building on the Old Glenn Highway. The sturdy log structure, looking more like a mountain lodge than a medical office, was designed by Anderson and Yassick to fit visually with the surrounding community.

 

— Compiled by Star staff

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