Crowd gathers to celebrate removal of Eklutna dam

About 150 people gathered and formed a bucket brigade at Eklutna Lake for the removal of a dam blocking salmon runs for nearly 90 years.

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Eklutna dam removal project completed

The $7.5 million Eklutna River dam removal project initiated in September 2016 was completed this summer, according to Brad Meiklejohn.

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Jesse Basler – GoFundMe

Jesse Basler is a lifetime Alaskan resident. He was shot in the abdomen in front of his Eagle River home in the early morning of January 4th, 2018. Jesse underwent a 4-hour surgery to repair his large intestine. The emergency responders, police, firefighters, paramedics, and hospital surgeons saved his life.

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Gold Star Peak proposal gets nod from the state, moves on to federal government

In early December, a peak in the Chugach Range between Eagle River and Palmer overlooking the Knik River moved one step closer to receiving the name, Gold Star Peak with official approval by the Board of Alaska Geographic Names, Alaska Historical Commission; part of the Department of Natural Resources. The peak will be named to honor and salute families of soldiers who have died during military service.

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Community: ECHO News and our Student Journalism Program

The residents of Chugiak-Eagle River don’t just share a proverbial zip code. We share a feeling of fellowship with others, we share common attitudes, interests, and goals. One of those commonalities is our kids. Our community rallies behind our schools, sports, and programs to make sure our kids are provided with educational and experiential opportunities - often beyond what their classrooms can provide.

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Here We Go Again

We all know the story of survival of the fittest and how big fish gobble up small fish, and it happened again.In this context, for the world of media, large Outside companies are understood to have many assets to manage for maximum return on investment. They buy newspapers, radio stations, television studios and “digital Internet assets” to enhance their corporate portfolios. One of those Outside companies with commercial holdings in Alaska is Morris Communications. Morris owns daily newspapers in Texas, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, AND Alaska. They own newspapers and digital assets in a total of 11 markets.

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MEA Intelligently Invests in Smart Meters

If you live between the weigh station south of Eagle River and the Princess Lodge above Talkeetna, chances are a representative from Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) will be visiting soon.

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Work on Eklutna Dam Removal Advances

When finished, the Eklutna dam project may lead to salmon runs returning to Eklunta River. Many stakeholders are involved, but they are making headway.

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Capturing Alaska: Bear Paw Photography Contest Features Local Photographers

Bear Paw Photography Contest winners have been selected! On display at Jitters starting July 1 to allow our community to vote on their "Festival Favorite".

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