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.
Iditarod excitement rippled throughout the Girdwood Valley when, in March of 1995, Volume 15, Number 3 of The Local News ran coverage by Anne Herschleb detailing possible restorations to local trail sections believed to be the Iditarod.
“These sections run parallel to Crow Creek Road and were found in the summer of 1994 by the Toohey brothers. The possible “Tidewater to Treeline” trail runs through the valley along Glacier Creek from Turnagain Arm, alongside Crow Creek Road and could connect with the Crow Pass Trail at the current trailhead.”
According to Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program spokesman, “The trail could be one of the only user-friendly sections of the Iditarod trail in Alaska.”