Petersburg Pilot -

By Ben Muir 

New postmaster is one of the strongest men in Alaska


Mark Eppihimer

One of the strongest men in Alaska recently took over as postmaster at the Petersburg Post office.

Mark Eppihimer started work on Monday and has lived in Petersburg for about a week. He moved from the outskirts of Anchorage with his wife and two daughters, Hilda and Heidi.

"This is my first day on the job, and they are just kicking butt," Eppihimer said on Monday. "We have got an excellent crew here,"

Eppihimer is also a power lifter who was named Alaska strongest man in 2012 and 2014, along with state championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017, he said.

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