Eagle River/Chugiak Community

Food for Thought for Alaskans

Alaska’s Food Security Options  (2020©donnliston.co)   Alaskans have come to take a lot of things for granted because of innovation and initiative for food security in this state. We may live in the Arctic Climate Zone but our ability to create local food sources and access food from other places has evolved. By understanding the …

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Pandemic Business Survivor

  The Wonder of Small Engines   John Trescott cleans up his workbench at Eagle River Small Engine Repair. (2020©donnliston.co) Small engines can do big jobs, but when they don’t work they are infuriating. Because they power many kinds of tools and toys, when we want them to work we want them to work. For …

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We Don’t have to be Victims:

The Long View of Crime in Alaska (2020©donnliston.co)     During the 1970s construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline we saw our state transformed by crime; as also happened in previous fur and gold rushes. It happened simultaneous to the influx of people flooding here to build that engineering marvel, while some others arrived for diabolical …

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Pandemic Reality: Meat is Essential! How Can Alaska Gain Food Security?

    Alaskans know when calamity strikes we can expect to see responding events happen fast.The November 2018 earthquake was such a wake up call–and now the pandemic of2020 has further driven the fact home–we in Alaska are not food secure.  Some individuals may be food secure–due to special efforts–but an estimated $3 Billion worth …

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Eaglexit’s New Validation: Financial Study by Northern Economics

(2020©donnliston.co) The latest financial study is in. It brings good news to the communities of Chugiak, Birchwood, Eagle River, Eklutna and Hiland Road in the goal to form their own local government. The study, conducted by Northern Economics, shows there is more than adequate tax base for a new city to be born.  Old timers …

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2019 EaglExit Overview: Can Local Government be better for Us?

  (2019©donnliston.co) The yard signs and billboards are all over Eagle River and Chugiak urging area voters to consider detaching from the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA). As a community we are having a discussion about the meaning of local government. Another informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 3 at the ER …

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Introducing EaglExit: Is Eagle River ready for a divorce?

Previously posted on Must Read Alaska: https://mustreadalaska.com/is-eagle-river-ready-for-a-divorce/ (2019©donnliston.co) By DONN LISTON While many residents of the Railbelt from Eagle River to Eklutna were enjoying a cold one in their taxed-to-the-max Municipality of Anchorage home on Friday, other locals gathered at Lion’s Park Clubhouse to talk about quality of life — learning about EaglExit possibilities without …

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BirchwoodResidents Mobilize

  December 22, 2017ECHO Magazine: https://www.echoak.com/2017/12/birchwood-water-lines/ (2017©donnliston.com) The revelation of a settlement agreement between the Municipality of Anchorage and Eklutna, Inc.–signed by the parties back in January of this year—which requires the MOA to help promote Eklutna’s Powder Acres and Powder Hills developments, is now causing members of the Birchwood Community Council to seek a delay …

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