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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.


May of 1991 found Girdwood ready and waiting to meet a brave new world when, The Local News Volume 11, Number 5 pressed happy tidings of newly arrived direct fax line technology.

“We are now the proud owners of a Fujitsu fax machine with a dedicated line for use,” reported FVCS reps. “The FVCS board voted unanimously in their April meeting to push this new tool online as soon as possible. Cost for use by public will tentatively be $3.00 per page…”

Public wishing to put said new tech. to use were asked to call ahead for its availability and advised, “Please do not expect the school secretary to fax something for you.”