From Matt Tunseth, editor of the Chugiak-Eagle River Star:
I cannot overstate the importance Lee Jordan had on the Chugiak-Eagle River Star. For three decades, Lee and Barbara worked tirelessly to bring local news to their neighbors by building an institution that has served as both a mirror for and historical record of the people living here.
Generations of Star employees grew up with the paper and with the Jordan family. From kids who worked their first job delivering the Star to folks who got their picture in the paper marching in the Bear Paw parade, Lee’s creation filled this community with unforgettable memories. For that, we owe him an immense debt of gratitude.
He will forever be our founder, our guiding light, and our editor emeritus, and I personally am going to miss his wise counsel and friendship. He will be greatly missed.
Matt Tunseth, editor
Chugiak-Eagle River Star