Letter to the Editor: Rick Levinson

For your monthly printed magazine, please consider using a font several times larger for your articles. I really enjoyed the magazine, so I hope you can make it more readable. Thanks.

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Letter to the Editor: Tom Thumb

The Unfortunate Demise of the Tom Thumb Montessori Schools written by Donn Liston was very interesting. Thank you for the insight into some of the reasons the schools eventually closed.

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Run campaigns on “Wallet”

Candidates running for office in Alaska (and elsewhere) could significantly reduce the cost of their campaigns by simply running on the theme “Wallet,” which is the main reason people vote anyway.

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Letter to the Editor: Renfro Foods

Renfro Foods, makers of award-winning Mrs. Renro’s Salsa, received a Google alert about a story mentioning the brand.

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Unsung Heroes of the Bear Paw Festival

I want to give a special thanks to the Leslie’s Crew, the epitome of a motivated and organized team, which keeps the Bear Paw Festival clean.

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Book Review: Denali Ranger, by Lew Freedman

Denali Ranger is an inspiring biography about a man who dedicated most of his life to North America’s highest peak, Denali, and the land surrounding it. In many ways, it is a love story. As a national park ranger on 20310-foot Denali for nearly 40 years, Roger Robinson became a major figure in the mountain’s history by pioneering a new environmental ethos in climbing management: removing waste from the slopes, or “cleaning” the mountain.

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Standing with the “Marchers for Life”

Born in 1945, I’m considered a “Baby Boomer.” Unlike many others my age, I am not afraid to admit we failed in pressing U.S. Congress to take a stronger stand on gun control and end the political stranglehold the National Rifle Association (NRA) has on our elected officials.

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If photographing the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, is on your bucket list of things to accomplish, Alaska is the right place to be, and Eagle River, especially during optimal viewing conditions, can be the place to watch some of the most spectacular displays - rivaling any seen across the circumpolar north.

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When the Roads Get Slick, and the Fools are Driving: Advice From an Old Race Car Driver

The first snowfall of the year brings a rash of ditch divers and car crashes. My kids and I used to have a game of rating the wrecks when we drove between Eagle River and Anchorage. The ditch divers that managed to cross four lanes of traffic, clear the guardrail, do a complete roll or somersault, and land on their wheels without hitting another car scored a ten. You can come up with your own system for scoring these esoteric accomplishments. Planning for safe(er) winter driving.

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