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There’s a broken-down bus in Texas, and it’s got some stories to tell.

The National Weather Service said an April storm could bring snow to higher elevations around Eagle River, Anchorage and the Mat-Su beginning overnight Tuesday.

A proposal that would lock up 1,380 acres of municipal parkland from future development in exchange for cash is one step closer to reality after the Chugiak-Eagle River Parks and Recreation Department agreed to a memorandum of understanding with an Oklahoma nonprofit funded by the U.S. Army.

An Anchorage man died and a Wasilla man was rescued in separate incidents Wednesday on Goat Mountain near Eklutna Lake.

Trails at the Eagle River Nature Center are drying out, with clear paths now open at the center at the end of Eagle River Road. The center will transition to its summer hours starting May 1. Through April the center is open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

On April 6 at around 11:36 a.m. police were called to the Eagle River Midas for a report of an altercation between two coworkers. According to police, the two men got into an argument over one of them turning off the radio.

A send-off celebration will be held for Miss Alaska USA JoEllen Walters of Eagle River on Thursday, April 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at North Star Elementary in Anchorage.

Walters will sign autographs and answer questions from students, friends and family before for Reno, Nevada to compete in the April 29 preliminary competition. This Miss USA pageant will be televised on FOX at 8 p.m. on May 2.

An Eagle River woman has been selected to lead the Alaska Chamber of Commerce.

Kati Capozzi was named the chamber’s president and CEO in a March 28 announcement. She previously worked as the campaign manager for the Stand for Alaska Vote No on 1 campaign and before that worked for five years as communications and project manager for the Resource Development Council for Alaska.

Supporting a loved one dealing with mental health issues can be lonely labor. But it doesn’t have to be.

“That’s a huge thing to realize you’re not alone,” said Kathy Burek Huntington, an Eagle River woman who helps facilitate a National Alliance of Mental Illness family support group that meets twice a month at Community Covenant Church in Eagle River.

Huntington said the purpose of the support group is for people to share their stories, discuss treatments and support methods and simply commune with other people experiencing similar circumstances.

Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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