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Police have identified the woman killed Tuesday in a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on the Glenn Highway.

On Thursday, Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Renee Oistad identified the victim as 42-year-old Sarah Rodden of Wasilla. According to APD, Rodden died after she exited her vehicle following a collision on the Glenn near South Birchwood Loop at around 4 p.m. and was subsequently hit by another vehicle sliding into the center median.

Teenagers Michael and Tristen Wheatley were home alone on the afternoon of Sept. 28 when they got into a quarrel that nearly destroyed both their lives.

Michael thinks they were discussing anthropology.

“It’s just bizarre, it’s not even for a reason we would fight over,” he said.

It began as regular rough-housing. Tristen charged at Michael. Michael raised his fist. A reflexive move. It landed in the middle of his brother’s chest.

Tristen went down.

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:

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