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Sunday, July 23 2017 @ 04:59 AM AKDT

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Houston man cited in Big Lake

Police BlotterOn 07/18/17 at 7:10 pm, AST performed a traffic stop on a blue Dodge pick-up on Big Lake Road near North Shore Drive in Big Lake for a moving violation. Investigation revealed Buddie Holmgren, age 57 of Houston, was driving while his license was revoked for the original charge of DUI. Holmgren was issued a misdemeanor citation with a mandatory court appearance at a later date.
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Big Lake man arrested on warrant

Police BlotterOn 7/18/2017, approximately 12:30 am, Alaska State Troopers contacted a suspicious maroon Saturn 4-door in the area of Schrock Road and Shushana Drive in Wasilla.

Investigation revealed 35 year old Kristopher C. Simpson of Big Lake had one outstanding $100 cash only arrest warrant for fail to appear on the original charge of DWLR. Simpson was arrested at the scene without incident and remanded to MSPT where he was held on the warrant bail.

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Story Fun@ The Big Lake Library

Community Story Time is held every Wednesday at 11 am for children 3-5 years old. Story Time includes songs, stories, and crafts.

Afterschool Storybreak is held every Wednesday from 4-5 pm for children in grades K-2. Afterschool Storybreak includes snacks, stories, and crafts.

For more information call 861.7635

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Request for Review and Comments: The Green Spot, LLC Marijuana Retail Facility

Local BusinessFrom The Big Lake Community Council

DATE: July 12, 2017

TO: Various Governmental Agencies

FROM: Mark Whisenhunt, Planner II

SUBJECT: Request for Review and Comments Governmental Agencies

PROJECT: Conditional Use Permit for a Marijuana Retail Facility

LOCATION: 2893 S. Big Lake Road, Suite 1 (Tax ID# 1783B04L001); within Township 17 North, Range 3 West, Section 21, Seward Meridian

APPLICANT: Sara Williams, on the behalf of The Green Spot, LLC An application for a conditional use permit under MSB 17.60 – Conditional Uses, has been submitted for the operation of a marijuana retail facility. The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on this request on September 18, 2017.

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Big Lake Library Adult Summer Reading Program Book Review of the Week

Community Submitted by Roma Scougal, Big Lake Library

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Troopers arrest 2 in Houston after pursuit

Police BlotterOn 07/12/2017 at approximately 12:46 am, Alaska State Troopers attempted a traffic stop on a 1971 Chevrolet pickup near mile 54 of the Parks Highway in Houston after receiving a REDDI report about the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Kevin Marshall Wheeler, age 48 of Wasilla, failed to stop and a short pursuit ensued, ending at a residence on Corn Street.

Marshall fled on foot and was apprehended after a foot pursuit. An investigation revealed Wheeler had an outstanding no bail felony warrant for his arrest for violating conditions of his probation, original charges of Assault 3 x 2, Assault 2, Assault 4, Harming a Police Dog, Theft 2 x 2, and False Information.

A subsequent investigation at the residence Wheeler fled to lead to the recovery of two stolen vehicles located at the property. Steven Lee Bennett, age 33 of Wasilla, was also found cowering in the crawl space of the residence. Bennett had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for violating conditions of his probation, original charge of Theft 2.

Both Wheeler and Bennett were placed under arrest, transported and held at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer. The investigation in the recovery of the stolen vehicles is ongoing.

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Back to School Immunizations

Health and WellnessDon't Wait, Vaccinate!
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Big Lake Library Book Review of the Week

Community Submitted by Roma Scougal, Big Lake Library

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Car totaled in Big Lake crash

Police BlotterOn 7/3/2017, approximately 7:25 pm, Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported smoking vehicle in the ditch at mile 3 Big Lake Road in Big Lake.

Investigation revealed 50 year old Marlo S Lugar was operating the vehicle without a valid license when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a roadside culvert totaling the yellow 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier she was operating southbound on Big Lake Road. Lugar was issued a misdemeanor citation and released with a promise to appear in court at a later date.

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Have a Happy 4th of July!

Local BusinessHave a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

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Big Lake man arrested, Stolen goods recovered

Police BlotterOn 06-27-2017, Alaska State Troopers with the Criminal Suppression Unit began an investigation into a string of burglaries and thefts of cabins in the Big Lake area.

On 06-29-2017, State Troopers arrested Justis Holbrook (age 28 of Big Lake) in connection to the crimes on a traffic stop at Big Lake Road and Hollywood Road, Big Lake. A boat valued at $25,000 was recovered, as well as a stolen handgun and other stolen items.

Holbrook was subsequently transported to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was remanded into custody and held without bail. Investigation is ongoing and additional charges may follow.

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Big Lake Yoga @ The Lions Rec Center

Health and Wellness

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7 pm. at The Big Lake Lions Rec Center.

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

Classes designed for all levels.

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Book review of the week

ArtsSubmitted by Roma Scougal, Big Lake Public Library

Join the Big Lake Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program - write a book review, get a "chance ticket" for the prize drawing!

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Big Lake man arrested on warrants

Police BlotterOn 06/23/17, at approximately 1:35 am, the Alaska State Troopers responded a report of a suspicious person near the intersection of Big Lake Road and W. Wasey Way in Big Lake.

The investigation revealed Ivan Julian, age 29, of Wasilla, had two misdemeanor warrants for his arrest. One was for $50.00 for failing to appear for court for an original charge of DWLR. The other was for $1500.00 for failing to appear for court for an original charge of Assault IV. Julian was arrested and remanded to MATSU Pretrial.

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Troopers arrest Wasilla man in connection with Denali Highway murders

Police BlotterOn 06/20/2017, after consultation with the Palmer District Attorney’s Office, the Alaska Bureau of Investigation obtained an arrest warrant for Bruce Floyd Dowd Butler, 42 of Wasilla, for the murders of Lynn Butler and Richard Casler that occurred on or about 07/02/2015. Butler was taken into custody at his Wasilla residence without incident at approximately noon. He is charged with two counts of Murder in the First Degree. Investigation is ongoing and additional details are not being provided at this time.
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