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Kyle Burnett is Air Force Ultimate Warrior

When Eagle River resident Kyle Burnett competed in the Dept. of Defense Warrior Games this week, she did so as one of two Ultimate Athletes representing the U.S. Air Force. Each of six military branches selects athletes among the wounded warriors who try out for competition in the spring to compete in a variety of events, and one man and one woman to compete as its Ultimate Athletes in all the individual events.

Dry weather, human error enables several fires

Father-daughter artist duo debuts at Jitters

For the Thompsons, art is a family affair. “I’ve been painting since I was nine,” said Mike Thompson, the patriarch of the family. “My mom was a painter, we all did some kind of art.”

Farm dreams

Monastery Acres, a micro-farming operation in Chugiak committed to organic farming principles, recently added food production space to its operation. That’s good news for fans of the farm’s produce, which will be available at farmers markets on Thursdays at the American Legion in Chugiak, and Tuesdays at the VFW in Eagle River, selling the usual farmers market fare, plus one unusual offering for Alaska – tasty tomatoes.

Heat, smoke pose health risks

The beginning of the week of June 14 saw a temperature spike Monday, with temperatures at 83 degrees in Anchorage, or 20 degrees hotter than average for that day and one degree hotter than the record high, according to the National Weather Service.

Bread connection

The tradition of baking sourdough bread is alive and bubbling well in the kitchens of locals – some of whom are using starters dating decades back in the state’s history.
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Youth umpires lifeblood of league

Humans are taxonomically classified as vertebrates – those with backbones. Sometimes that spine is developed by dealing with stressful situations, such as those commonly experienced by umpires for Knik Little League.

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.

Bob Shotts takes fourth in age group for Mayors Marathon

More than 3,000 athletes took part in the 42nd annual Mayors Marathon event held Saturday on Anchorage streets, bike trails and tank trails. Twenty-four countries along with all 50 states were represented according to race announcers gathered on the Park Strip, the finish line for all four races – Youth Cup, 4-miler, half-marathon and marathon. The marathon began at Bartlett High School.

Chugiak team top in league standings

Perched atop the leader board for American Legion baseball is Chugiak Post 33, unbeaten at 6-0 early in the season. Three other teams – Dimond, Kodiak and Juneau – are also undefeated, all at 4-0.

Knik Pirates win Colony Days tournament

Perhaps the hottest thing second to the weather in Southcentral Alaska this past weekend was the play of the Knik Little League Majors Pirates ball team during the Colony Days tournament held Thursday through Saturday in the Mat-Su Valley.
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Farm dreams

Chugiak couple brings fruits of cold-weather experiments to market
Monastery Acres, a micro-farming operation in Chugiak committed to organic farming principles, recently added food production space to its operation. That’s good news for fans of the farm’s produce, which will be available at farmers markets on Thursdays at the American Legion in Chugiak, and Tuesdays at the VFW in Eagle River, selling the usual farmers market fare, plus one unusual offering for Alaska – tasty tomatoes.

Youth umpires lifeblood of league

Humans are taxonomically classified as vertebrates – those with backbones. Sometimes that spine is developed by dealing with stressful situations, such as those commonly experienced by umpires for Knik Little League.

Father-daughter artist duo debuts at Jitters

For the Thompsons, art is a family affair. “I’ve been painting since I was nine,” said Mike Thompson, the patriarch of the family. “My mom was a painter, we all did some kind of art.”
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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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