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‘Unbreakable’ teen reminds us to choose courage

Soldiers welcomed home

Approximately 350 Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division were honored in a redeployment ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center July 10.

Matanuska Peak’s slopes require patience, focus

Rocks — we had entered a kingdom of rocks. Rocks the size of washing machines, some as big as microwave ovens; and tucked in between, boulders the size of basketballs. As we slowly moved upward, we encountered rocks with unending surprises. Every so often, without warning and at the slightest touch, they wanted to move — eager to yield to gravity.

Alaskan farmers face hurdles to USDA organic stamp

On the surface, organic seems like a fairly simple thing to define: it’s food grown without the use of non-organic pesticides and fertilizers, right? Well, not quite. In reality, the definition used by the bulk of the gardening public is nowhere near how government agencies define it when it comes to getting certification.

Unbreakable

When Daquiri Wright walks down the runway at the 2015 Simply Creative Wearable Art Show this Friday, her walk will be the one that epitomizes the event’s goal of raising awareness and acceptance of people with disabilities.

GraceWorks evangelizes with fun, games

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Chugiak Post 33 top seed entering state championships

The Chugiak American Legion Post 33 baseball team jumped to the head of league standings, winning six games in the last nine days to bypass previous leader Juneau Post 25.

Knik Intermediate All-Stars go 2-2 in regional tourney

The Knik Little League Intermediate All-Star team finished 2-2 in the Intermediate West Region Tournament in Nogales, Ariz., on July 25. Manager Jeff Henckel said the Alaska team matched up well with opponents throughout pool play. Alaska was in the five-team pool with Arizona, Idaho, Nevada and Northern California.

CHS ski coach finishes fifth in Crow Pass Crossing

Familiar names rose to the surface as cream on milk at the Crow Pass Crossing last weekend, with Scott Patterson and Christy Marvin the first to the finishing line among men and women.

Knik 10/11 team wins District I title

Playing like there was nothing to lose, the Knik 10/11 All-Stars turned the rest of District I on its head, sporting one of the more dramatic turnarounds between pool play and tournament play last week.

Knik Major All-Stars in winner’s bracket

The Knik Major All-Star team is trying to conjure a déjà vu experience, looking to match the statewide accomplishments of the 2014 edition at the same level. So far, so good.
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Alaskan farmers face hurdles to USDA organic stamp

Lack of local certifying board adds costs
On the surface, organic seems like a fairly simple thing to define: it’s food grown without the use of non-organic pesticides and fertilizers, right? Well, not quite. In reality, the definition used by the bulk of the gardening public is nowhere near how government agencies define it when it comes to getting certification.

Matanuska Peak’s slopes require patience, focus

Rocks — we had entered a kingdom of rocks. Rocks the size of washing machines, some as big as microwave ovens; and tucked in between, boulders the size of basketballs. As we slowly moved upward, we encountered rocks with unending surprises. Every so often, without warning and at the slightest touch, they wanted to move — eager to yield to gravity.

‘Unbreakable’ teen reminds us to choose courage

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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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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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