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Tuesday, December 12 2017 @ 10:56 AM AKST

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Big Lake Community Council Meeting Tonight

Community

You're invited to attend the Big Lake Community Council Meeting. Tonight December 12th, 7 pm @ The Big Lake Lions Rec Center.

See you there!

The meeting is open to all members of the community of Big Lake and guests. The Community Council serves all of Greater Big Lake, House District 8.

This is an opportunity to meet some of your neighbors, and to learn about issues that impact your community. Announce your group's event.

You can become a member of the Community Council by attending a meeting and paying the annual dues of $10. You are not required to be a member to attend the meetings or to speak. All are welcome. Visit the website at BigLakeCommunityCouncil.com for more information and membership forms.

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Troopers seek information in Big Lake burglary/theft

Police BlotterOn 12/10/2017, at approximately 12:58 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary in the area of Gonder Road, in Big Lake. Investigation revealed someone had stolen multiple electronics and tools from a residence. The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 745-2131.

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Big Lake woman arrested on warrant

Police BlotterOn 12/10/2017 at approximately 4:04 a.m., the Alaska State Troopers contacted Erica Gibbs, age 33 of Big Lake at a residence on Rochella road. Investigation revealed that Gibbs had an outstanding warrant for her arrest reference the original charges of Assault in the 4th Degree Domestic violence. Gibbs was transported and remanded to Mat-Su pretrial with $500 bail cash corporate.

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Alaska Draw Hunt Deadline is Dec. 15 – Apply Now!

Fish and Gamevia Email

Greetings hunters,

I'm writing to remind you that the application period for Alaska's 2018-2019 big game drawing hunts ends December 15, at 5 p.m., Alaska time. Don't let your opportunity to apply for these hunts get lost in the holiday season shuffle!

Applying is easy. Check out the drawing hunt options featured in the 2018-2019 Alaska Drawing Permit Hunt Supplement. Or, if you prefer, supplement hard copies are available at Alaska Department of Fish and Game offices and most hunting and fishing license vendors.

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Big Lake Teens (BLT's) at Big Lake Library

Community Submitted by Janet Whitfield, Big Lake Library

Here is the attached BLT’s schedule of December events.

If you are between the ages 13 and 18, would like to make friends and have fun, join the Big Lake Teens at the Big Lake Library.

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Free Open Skating in Big Lake @ The Lions Rec Center

Recreation

Big Lake Lions Rec Center, Photo by Dennis Garrett

November through February Schedule.

Free Open Skating Saturdays 7-9 PM, Sundays 2-4 PM. Rental Skates $3. Dress warmly, the rink is not heated.

Shinny Hockey Saturdays 9-11 PM, Sundays 12-2 PM, Mondays 9-11 PM. Helmets Required, Half Gear Recommended. $5/person.

Private Parties Call 892.6502 for information.

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Big Lake Pedestrian Improvements Survey

Community Submitted by Taryn Oleson, Planner & Public Involvement Coordinator

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is conducting a study to identify and plan for pedestrian and other non-motorized user safety on Big Lake Road.

Please take the 10-minute survey on the Draft Recommendations for improving pedestrian and non-motorized user safety. The survey questions reflect the Draft Recommendations and intends to collect feedback from Big Lake Road users and Big Lake residents.

Click this image to take the survey.

To Take the Survey or for more information, Visit the Project Website: www.biglakepedestrianstudy.com

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Troopers solve Big Lake Burglary

Police BlotterOn 12/05/2017 at approximately 3:39 p.m. the Alaska State Troopers responded to residence on Simon Court in Big Lake for the report of a Burglary and Theft. Investigation revealed someone entered the residence through a window and stole multiple tools with values estimated around $500 within the previous two hours.

Troopers followed fresh tracks in the snow leading to a nearby residence. Further investigation ultimately led to a residence approximately two miles from the crime scene.

Troopers interviewed a Zane Finger, age 19 of Big Lake, who admitted to stealing the items on Simon Court. The items were recovered and given back to the owner. Charges were filed with the Palmer Court against Finger for Burglary 1st Degree and Theft 3rd Degree.

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Vehicle Theft, Big Lake

Police BlotterOn 12/4/17 at 5:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a vehicle theft report of a white 1999 Ford crown Victoria bearing AK plate GSZ431 from Beaver Lodge Road in Big Lake. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Alaska State Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.

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Big Lake Yoga @ The Lions Rec Center

Health and Wellness

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm at The Big Lake Lions Rec Center. Please note the new times.

$60/month or $10 for drop-ins. Bring a mat.

Classes designed for all levels.

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Troopers seek information in Big Lake theft

Police BlotterOn 11/30/17 at approximately 6:20 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers received a report of theft from the Big Lake post office. Investigation revealed unknown suspects stole a purse valued at approximately $50.00 from a vehicle. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Alaska State Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.

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Big Lake woman charged with stalking

Police BlotterOn 12/1/17 at approximately 12:58, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at a residence in Big Lake. Troopers responded to the scene and contacted 58 year old Nancy Scott of Big Lake.

Investigation revealed Nancy was violating a stalking order by being in contact with the petitioner of the order. Troopers arrested Nancy and transported her to Mat-Su Pre-Trial where she was remanded.

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Big Lake Lions 2017 Christmas Bazaar

Community The Big Lake Lions Club invites you to the 2017 Christmas Bazaar. In the East Lake Mall, Saturday December 2nd, 11 a.m. - 6 p. m., and Sunday December 3rd, 11 a.m. - 5 p. m.

Over 30 vendors for all your Christmas needs.

Don't miss Santa at The Big Lake Parade, Saturday at 6 p.m.

For vendor space call Kim @ 982-6088

Last year's bazaar.

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Troopers seek public help in Houston Burglary, Vehicle Theft

Police BlotterOn November 30, 2017 at about 12:30 p.m. Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle theft in the area of Backhaus Street in Houston. Investigation revealed someone forcefully entered a residence and stole a Toyo stove as well as a set of keys for a 1993 blue in color Ford Bronco, bearing Alaska registration DFF654, that was parked in the driveway. Anyone with information reference this incident is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 352-5401.

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Thank You Big Lake Bike Path Plower

Community Thank you Big Lake Bike Path Plower. There were many footprints and bike tracks, and 3 people besides myself were using it.

Photo by Dennis Garrett

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