Paying it Forward: Helping Houston

Remember how helpless we all felt after the ground quit quaking and we re-entered our homes if they were still standing? Sirens, ham radio operator message relays, and National Guardsmen rescuing people trapped in the wreckage that Good Friday in 1964. I was one scared kid—in a frontier town of 100,000 people. Now some Alaskans are joining hundreds of Red Cross volunteers from all over the country to provide safe shelter and comfort to people impacted by the hurricane disaster from Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.

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The ECHO News: Satisfying Your Need to Read

The ECHO News, your community newspaper, is satisfying your need to read. We heard you were looking for something new and different, so we made some changes. Every month you will receive the ECHO News in your mailbox!

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Back to School for Teachers Too!

The school dreams started weeks ago. They always do, around mid-July. When they first come back, I usually wake with a start, but then, groggily, remember it’s only July. July is much too early, and I’m usually able to keep them from returning for a little while. Now, in early August, the dreams are back, but this time they are accompanied by conscious daytime thoughts and musings. How should I arrange the desks? Do I like where I left the bookshelf? Should I use the same programs as last year or different ones, or just add a new component? Is it time for a couch?

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Safe & Sound: Business Security

For business owners with storefronts, appropriate security measures can make the difference between uninterrupted safety and chaos or danger for employees and customers alike. Installation of security systems and implementation of emergency plans are important for all businesses, regardless of size. Even small businesses may be at risk for break ins and burglaries, or the repercussions of irate and hostile customers.  

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Safe & Sound

Do you use the “Better Safe Than Sorry” philosophy with your home and business, or leave security up to chance? Have you installed the appropriate locks, windows and security systems

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Summer Vacation Bible School Creates Community for Kids

McConihay believes that parents should mark their calendars for Vacation Bible School since it creates a community for children and helps grow their faith.

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Chinooks leave Alaska Not Just Better Ballplayers, but Better Men

Though both the exciting thunderstorm and the Peninsula Oilers took the spotlight at Lee Jordan Field, spirits still ran high with our Chugiak Chinooks.

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Seward and Anchorage — A Tale of Two Cities

Throughout history Seward residents and other Alaskans complained that Anchorage got everything... military bases, a large airport, government offices, etc.

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Super Bear!

Starting out as a small, hometown event, Bear Paw has grown substantially in its 32 years. The Bear Paw Classic 5k draws New Years run in Anchorage.

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Recycle With A Reason Fills A Need

Some might call it a phenomenon; a need was identified and now many groups benefit from the resulting organized effort of Recycle with a Reason.

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