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Bear Paw memories

Container gardening offers farming flexibility

There’s an old saying among farmers in the Lower 48, that when corn is “knee-high by the Fourth of July,” it guaranties a plentiful harvest. Of course, that applies to large fields and garden plots located in the Lower 48. Getting corn to grow tall enough to yield a respectably-sized corn-on-the-cob in Alaska is a challenge. Corn doesn’t love Alaska’s cooler summer temperatures.

Bear Paw Preview: Highlights and Sneak Peeks

Let’s face it: everything at Bear Paw is awesome. Little girls in tutus dancing to hip-hop on the main stage, while nearby on the park grass Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson military personnel demonstrate how to take down a (pretend) terrorist to enthusiastic onlookers, and delighted kid screams erupt from the carnival: that’s awesome. Kids in ninja outfits doing stunts in town square to hard dance electronica, while families splash through water pouring from a hose atop a firetruck ladder in the street, and the smell of vendor booth food wafts through the air: also awesome. It’s going to be an awesome Bear Paw, and if you want to get the most out of it, dear readers, we at the Star highly encourage you to embrace it.

Festival history proves big things begin with small seeds

The Bear Paw Festival has always been about celebrating community, and honoring the people who have given of themselves in service of the community and people of Chugiak-Eagle River, said Merry Braham.
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Pirates Knik Little League majors champs

The Knik Little League majors baseball title was decided without the need for an “if necessary” game, with the Pirates defeating the Mariners, 10-3, on June 26 at Lions Park.

Mustangs, Wolves attend all-Alaska football camp

Billed as a team camp, the All-Alaska Football Camp is a big draw for individuals as well, noted Chugiak varsity football coach Roger Spackman.

Chugiak notches win, Eagle River takes tough loss in Legion action

The Eagle River American Legion baseball team flirted with victory, carrying a 5-2 lead into later innings before suffering a heart-wrenching defeat, 9-5, to Ketchikan, Saturday at Bartlett High School. Meanwhile Chugiak defeated Kenai, 10-5, midweek to advance their unscathed record to a league-leading 7-0.

The man and Mount Denali

Some things you just have to do. “Every since I was an early teenager, I had always wanted to climb Denali,” said 24-year-old Jacob Brownlee, of Eagle River. And so, an hour-and-a-half interview, at the storefront table at Jitters began last week.

Pirates unbeaten so far in tourney

The Mariners and Pirates met on the field of battle, as if replaying some forgotten sea tale, as the two Knik Little League Major teams squared off in semifinal action Monday, June 22, at Lions Park.
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Pirates Knik Little League majors champs

The Knik Little League majors baseball title was decided without the need for an “if necessary” game, with the Pirates defeating the Mariners, 10-3, on June 26 at Lions Park.

Next-gen fighter technologies tested during exercise

The past meets the future when a distinctive looking aircraft with the nose and electronics of an F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter and the body of a 1960’s passenger jet participates in one of the U.S. military’s largest electronic warfare exercises.

Container gardening offers farming flexibility

There’s an old saying among farmers in the Lower 48, that when corn is “knee-high by the Fourth of July,” it guaranties a plentiful harvest. Of course, that applies to large fields and garden plots located in the Lower 48. Getting corn to grow tall enough to yield a respectably-sized corn-on-the-cob in Alaska is a challenge. Corn doesn’t love Alaska’s cooler summer temperatures.
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A big and powerful sound

Witchcraft meets stagecraft

‘The Crucible’ opens at ERHS
The witch hunt is on at Eagle River High. On stage that is. The school is presenting Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 at 7 p.m. The drama follows the Salem witch trials that were held in the late 1600s in Massachusetts.
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CONGRATULATIONS 2015 GRADUATES!

Local high school seniors walk with caps and gowns

Chugiak-Eagle River makes the grade

Local schools get high marks in state rankings
According to rankings compiled by the State of Alaska, schools in Chugiak-Eagle River are among the highest-ranked in the Anchorage School District and statewide.

Chugiak wins Legion baseball title

Walkoff single in the 11th gives Post 33 its 7th state title.
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Archive » Military News

JBER sends humanitarian aid to Nepal

Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson sent the installation’s first round of humanitarian support to the people of Nepal affected by a recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the form of a C-17 Globemaster III and support personnel May 1.

Eielson AFB preferred location for F-35 fighters

Coast Guard releases death incident report

Fort Wainwright soldier charged in death of 3-year-old son

Coast Guardsman acquitted during court-martial

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