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Family, friends remember ‘old soul’

Her mother remembers Linda’s fat toddler cheeks. How Linda’s dad would hold her, and stroke her cheeks, and the look of pure bliss that came over her daughter’s face then.
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Fifty years of Mustang glory

Remember high school? Pimples? Algebra? Detention? But wait! There were good things too: Dances, slipping notes in class (hence the detention) and flirting with your favorite squeeze.
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In memory, and in honor

A large flag fluttered overhead as firefighters from across Alaska gathered at the Alaska Fallen Firefighter Memorial in downtown Anchorage on Sept. 11 to honor firefighters and emergency responders who died in the line of duty.
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A life cut too short

The mood at St. Andrew Catholic Church was solemn and sad on Tuesday night, as people filed in for a memorial tribute to Linda Anne-Martz Bower.
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Fifty years of Mustang glory

Remember high school? Pimples? Algebra? Detention? But wait! There were good things too: Dances, slipping notes in class (hence the detention) and flirting with your favorite squeeze.

Family, friends remember ‘old soul’

Her mother remembers Linda’s fat toddler cheeks. How Linda’s dad would hold her, and stroke her cheeks, and the look of pure bliss that came over her daughter’s face then.

Eagle River man with girlfriend’s body surrenders to police

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 28-year-old Anchorage man told his brother he had strangled his girlfriend, and when his brother said he intended to call police, the man drove off with the body in the back seat of his car, police said Thursday.

A life cut too short

The mood at St. Andrew Catholic Church was solemn and sad on Tuesday night, as people filed in for a memorial tribute to Linda Anne-Martz Bower.

In memory, and in honor

A large flag fluttered overhead as firefighters from across Alaska gathered at the Alaska Fallen Firefighter Memorial in downtown Anchorage on Sept. 11 to honor firefighters and emergency responders who died in the line of duty.

Archive » Police Briefs

POLICE BLOTTER - 9/25/14

Eagle River man with girlfriend’s body surrenders to police

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 28-year-old Anchorage man told his brother he had strangled his girlfriend, and when his brother said he intended to call police, the man drove off with the body in the back seat of his car, police said Thursday.

POLICE BLOTTER - 9/18/14

POLICE BLOTTER - 9/11/14

POLICE BLOTTER - 9/4/14

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Impacting the community, one person at a time

I am looking forward to this coming Saturday, for Sept. 27 is Impact Eagle River. The church I attend here, Alliance Christian Fellowship, believes that church isn’t just for the regular attendees. Instead this church believes that followers should be having an “impact” on the community. Impact Eagle River is a day where the people of the church go out and do projects in the surrounding area.

Changes, and scary sad news

Many of you have realized that the Star office over by Jitters has been frequently empty. That’s mainly due to business decisions by the former publisher, who believed that moving the Eagle River office over to Anchorage, with the rest of the Morris Media family, made economic sense.

Legalized marijuana will not stop drug cartels

Recent reports from Colorado law enforcement indicate that the legalization of marijuana has not reduced illicit sales on the black market there as proponents had predicted. In particular, black market dealers continue to sell to youth, and Lieutenant Mark Comte of the Colorado Springs Police Department vice and narcotics unit reported to the Associated Press that marijuana legalization has “done nothing more than enhance the opportunity for the black market.” The Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP) is concerned that Alaskans are being misled about the potential impacts legalized marijuana would have on law enforcement, public safety and the street market in Alaska. “Proponents have argued that legalizing marijuana will take profits away from the black market and put that money into the pockets of the state, but we anticipate that street sales will continue to thrive,” said Kalie Klaysmat, executive director of the Alaskan Association of Chiefs of Police (ACCOP). “In fact, in many ways, legalization would help street dealers do their business because by avoiding the taxes imposed on legal sales they could increase their profit while still undercutting legitimate prices.”

Bonding with Sergei Khrushchev

This spring my in-laws visited for four weeks. The birth of their second granddaughter was supposed to be the grand finale, but instead happened less than 48 hours after their arrival. What we were to do with the rest of their visit?

Five things to watch in Alaska general election

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Legalizing pot, trying to find the Libertarian candidate for Senate and whittling through a growing field for Alaska governor are among the things to watch ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

Archive » Letters to the Editor

Thanks for improving visibility

A big thank you to Mark Littlefield Chugiak Birchwood Eagle River Rural Road Service Area Superintendent for responding to my request to improve visibility to the left at the intersection of Regency and Business Blvd by Credit Union 1.

Thanks for the food donations

Started in 1987, the Chugiak Eagle River Food Pantry currently serves more than 600 people (150 families) each month. The demand has nearly doubled in the past five years.

Captain Zero for governor

Now that the election is over, the oil companies change their mind and decide not to increase oil production. Kudos to Captain Zero for not asking the oil companies to give back the state’s money. The dividend checks were set up to help Alaskans pay their bills. Captain Zero knows that the millionaires and billionaires of the lower 48 who own oil stocks in the oil companies here that are getting the states free billions of dollars have bills to pay as well. The rich and powerful need the state’s billions of dollars more than we do. Like Captain Zero says, there is nothing more important in the world than the state helping the wealthy get wealthier.

Sullivan’s got my vote

There is a lot of mud slinging going on so when trying to decide who to vote for, for US Senate, I’d like to get my facts and information from the candidates themselves. However I find it challenging to have the opportunity to approach the candidate.

Thanks for the Scout support

Thank you for publishing Cinthia Ritchie’s article about my Eagle Scout project last week. She did a great job and the other Scouts and I had fun when she interviewed us. I also want to thank Mrs. Phyllis Smith, president of the Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society, for all the time she put into scanning the Knik Arm Courier newspapers with us this summer. She would make a great Boy Scout! Thanks to Mrs. Smith’s daughter-in-law Judy Kuhn, who also pitched in.

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