The Spenard Food Truck Carnival is now open for 2017 summer season

By Victoria Petersen

Hot dogs? Cupcakes? Kimchi fried rice? With half a dozen or so food trucks lined up under the windmill, you’re bound to find something that will feed your appetite. The Spenard Food Truck Carnival, a weekly carnival featuring local food trucks and fire dancers, opened today for the 2017 summer season.

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The carnival will be up and running every Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. until the end of the summer in the Koot’s parking lot, 2435 Spenard Road.

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Photos by Young Kim.

Nearly 50 residents displaced by fatal apartment fire

By Victoria Petersen

Two residents died and 16 others were injured early Wednesday, Feb. 15 after a fire broke out at Royal Suite Apartments on Spenard Road and Minnesota Drive.
The fire is currently under investigation by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


The fence around the Royal Suite Apartments has transformed into a memorial with teddy bears and signs of hope displayed prominetly against the perimeter of the charred building.