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UPDATE: The highway was reopned in both directions shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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The Glenn Highway was closed in both directions after a vehicle struck and killed a woman Tuesday afternoon.

Despite recent rains, the trail up to Mile High Saddle was in good condition on Friday, October 26. Taking advantage of the mid-afternoon sun that wasn’t forecast by weather experts, I made this short hike (one-way) above Eagle River Valley in less than an hour. (Round trip is about 3.4 miles).

Every year in October I like to squeeze the most out of autumn by hiking just under the snow line that inexorably creeps down the Chugach Mountains. In a strange way it feels as if I’m defiantly cheating winter’s relentless advance.

The Anchorage School District has canceled all sports and after-school activities for Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 due to icy roads.

According to the district, “deteriorating weeather and road conditions” forced the cancellation.

A winter storm hit Anchorage Monday bringing the first measurable snowfall to the area. A winter weather advisory issued Sunday night said as much as a foot of snow was expected to fall in the mountains, with 5-8 inches expected in the Chugiak-Eagle River area.

Winter’s on its way.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory Sunday evening calling for snow across Anchorage and the Mat-Su starting early Monday morning. According to the advisory, 5 to 8 inches of snow could fall northeast of Anchorage overnight, with as much as a foot at higher elevations.

Editor’s note: The Star recently asked each candidate running for state office in the Chugiak-Eagle River area five questions pertaining to issues facing Alaska. In the race for House District 14, Republican Kelly Merrick is running against nonpartisan candidate Joe Hackenmueller, the Democratic nominee in the House district that includes Eagle River and parts of the Chugach State Park.

To read the other candidate questionnaires, click the link for each race:

Editor’s note: The Star recently asked each candidate running for state office in the Chugiak-Eagle River area five questions pertaining to issues facing Alaska. In the race for House District 13, Republican Nancy Dahlstrom is running against nonpartisan candidate Oliver Kimp, the Democratic nominee in the House district that includes Eagle River and Fort Richardson.

To read the other candidate questionnaires, click the link for each race:

Editor’s note: The Star recently asked each candidate running for state office in the Chugiak-Eagle River area five questions pertaining to issues facing Alaska. In the race for House District 12, Incumbent Republican Cathy Tilton is running against undeclared candidate Stephany Jeffers in the senate district that includes Chugiak and the Butte.

To read the other candidate questionnaires, click the link for each race:

Editor’s note: The Star recently asked each candidate running for state office in the Chugiak-Eagle River area five questions pertaining to issues facing Alaska. In the race for Senate District G, Alaska State House member Lora Reinbold is running against Democrat Oliver Schiess in the senate district that includes Eagle River and Fort Richardson. Their answers are below.

To read the other candidate questionnaires, click the link for each race:

The newest — and smallest — Seawolf is bringing plenty of energy to the UAA basketball team. After signing with the squad at a Wednesday ceremony, Eagle River’s James Ludwig was asked if he’s looking forward to being a part of the UAA men’s basketball program.

“Yeah,” he said before grabbing the microphone and mugging for a crowd of reporters and UAA players.

“I think that’s an excited yes,” chimed in Seawolves head coach Rusty Osborne.

Riders at the Mirror Lake Singletrack Trails are seeing double after a summerlong trail-building project added more than twice the distance to the existing trail system.

“Folks are welcome to go enjoy the trails,” said Will Taygan, a volunteer with the Chugach Mountain Bike Riders (CMBR). “They are ready.”

The new sections of the trail — all 2.75 miles worth — officially opened Monday to bring the total distance up to five miles. Taygan said the trails include everything from beginner routes to black diamond sections for expert riders.

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