The ‘Local’ Look Back | Glacier City Gazette
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The ‘Local’ Look Back

The ‘Local’ Look Back

Spanning January, 1981 to December, 2000, the Local News was a community-created monthly reaching Bird Creek, Indian, Portage and Girdwood bearing news and cheer of note as penned by residents, themselves.

Advocates declared the Local News “the essence of what community education is all about” and the Gazette is proud to keep its tradition alive in its ‘Local’ look back.


A month for community growth when, during January of 1986 THE LOCAL NEWS reported:

“Planning for Community Center – A group of individuals representing many local organizations met on Dec. 10 to discuss the need for a multi-use community facility.”

Proposed uses for said construction included studio and gallery space for the GCVA, Little Bears Daycare space, museum display space for Girdwood Historical Society, FVCS-sponsored Teen Center and administrative space for usage by GBOS.

Planning suggested an original building site to be located at the corner of Sprout and Jewel Mine roads and overall project time frame of 3 to 5 years.