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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.


February 1993 saw among news briefs content within The Local News Volume 13, Number 2, advocating alternative transport options connecting Anchorage to Girdwood as well as other Turnagain Arm settlements.
The topic, predicated upon dangerous Seward Highway driving conditions, suggested a solution via rail.

“An increasing and active involvement in our community is addressing the reestablishment of consistent and frequent railroad service to Girdwood and the communities along the Turnagain Arm.”

Readers were encouraged to lobby state Senators, House Representatives and Municipal Assembly Members, citing “our very high risk of driving the Seward Highway on a regular basis.”