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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Point Hope in Alaska

A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 85 km SSE of Point Hope, Alaska (53 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:37:52 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/18 / 2018-08-18 12:37:52 / August 18, 2018 @ 12:37 pm. Exact location of

EARTHQUAKENEWSTODAY.COM - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Drunk and disorderly: APD says one impaired driver drove with kids in the car, another followed woman to the grocery store

On Aug. 10 at around 2:37 a.m., police got a call from someone who said they spotted a PT Cruiser driving erratically on the Glenn Highway. Police said an officer arrived and stopped the vehicle, at which point the driver, Jaime Garcia, 40, of Wasilla was arrested for operating under the influence.

ALASKA STAR - 2018-08-17 20:27:31

Surgeon general tours Dena’ina Wellness Center as part of statewide tour

In a tour of the tribe’s Dena’ina’s Wellness Center in Old Town Kenai on Thursday, U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams said he hoped to find ways of supporting and scaling up the facility’s integrated approach to providing wellness — which centralizes a number of health services, includin


No signs of Palmer man who went missing near Hope

Earl “Rocky” Ashworth III, 56, walked away from his campsite near Mile 56 of the Seward Highway Friday night and headed in an unknown direction, according to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch. Ashworth is a white male with blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue T-sh


Man busted for trying to sell gun stolen in Eagle River burglary

On Aug. 7 at around 8 a.m., police were called to a residence on David Avenue for a report of a burglary. There, homeowners reported that while they were away, someone tampered with an exterior fuse box before prying open a window to get into the home. Police said two vehicles were stolen, along wit

ALASKA STAR - 2018-08-17 20:05:00

Eagle River bowler nabs another PBA Senior Player of the Year award

Ron Mohr, the former Eagle River man who joined the Senior PBA tour after retiring as an air traffic controller in 2008, once again demonstrated that he rolled a strike when choosing a second career.For the third year in a row, Mohr captured the Professional Bowlers Association's Player of the Year

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-16 23:25:17

Beer and wine will continue to flow at Arctic Valley

In a letter to the board, AAMCO director Erika McConnell argued Arctic Valley didn’t meet the requirements of a recreational site license, which include that license holders “may sell beer and wine at a recreational site during and one hour before and after a recreational event…”


ELECTION 2018: Competition fierce for local Senate, House seats

The decision by Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, to step down from the Senate triggered a chain reaction that’s led to some of the more contested battles of the summer.

ALASKA STAR - 2018-08-17 21:42:00

LEADING THE BAND: Local grads return to mentor next generation of musicians

Trombley and Cannamore are both products of the Chugiak-Eagle River music scene, having attended Mirror Lake Middle School together before splitting up for high school. Cannamore graduated from Eagle River High School in 2012, the same year Trombley graduated from Chugiak.

ALASKA STAR - 2018-08-17 18:48:00

GARDEN OF THE WEEK: 11016 Brendl Way

This week’s Greater Eagle River Garden Club Garden of the Week is located at 11016 Brendl Way at the home of Ben and Sheila Neves. This week’s businesss Garden of the Week is located at Carl’s Jr.


APD: Man who listed gun for sale on Snapchat had gun stolen at gunpoint in Walmart parking lot

On Aug. 7, police were contacted by a man who told them he’d been robbed in the parking lot at the store on Eagle River Road. According to police, the man said he listed a gun for sale on Snapchat. The man told police that when he met with the buyer, the buyer pointed a gun at him and stole the gun


Darlene Naponse’s Wiki: An Original Talent to Watch Out for at TIFF 2018!

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Eagle River residents continue to debate dog park proposal

The board has been talking about the proposal since February 2017, and on Monday spent much of its meeting trying to decide how to proceed. But while there has been much debate, the issue is still unsettled — and board members will soon need to make a decision.

ALASKA STAR - 2018-08-16 22:02:05

That little shaker was a 4.3 magnitude earthquake near Talkeetna

The quake, initially estimated as a magnitude 4.3, triggered numerous reports from the public, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.


Troopers search for missing man near Hope

Alaska State Troopers say they're looking for a Palmer man who walked away from his camp near Hope on Friday night and hasn't been seen since.According to an online dispatch, 56-year-old Earl “Rocky” Ashworth III reportedly walked away from his camp, located near Milepost 56 of the Seward Highway, i


Service loses on final play; East and Eagle River romp

"That's a good team over there," said Chugiak coach Ryan Landers, whose head coaching debut was spoiled by fellow Chugiak grad Jeff Trotter's T-birds.


POLICE BRIEFS: Teen allegedly kicked officer

On Aug. 6 at around 12:53 a.m., police were called to Acadia Drive for a report of a loud juvenile party. When they arrived, officers found most of the party goers had not been drinking. However, one of them — Kaenan S. S. Casey, 18, of Eagle River allegedly had been drinking and fled the residence


Beer and wine will continue to flow at Arctic Valley Ski Area

The taps can keep flowing at Arctic Valley.On Tuesday, the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted 4-1 to renew the ski area's beer and wine license during the board's meeting in Denali Park."We got exactly what we hoped for," Arctic Valley general manager John Robinson-Wilson said Wednesday.T


INSIDE REAL ESTATE: Report shows $40M drop in permits

Overall permits are down by $40 million. This year’s total to date is $241 million compared to $282 million in 2017. That number is inclusive of residential, multi-family, commercial and alterations. It includes both government and private party permit valuations.


Reinbold, Merrick lead fundraising races

According to 30-day reports filed with the Alaska Political Offices Commission, Senate District G hopeful and current State House Rep. Lora Reinbold had raised $51,472 through the July 20 filing deadline — with more than $30,000 of that coming from Reinbold herself.