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Masks, paintings and music February Issue 1 2014

Masks, paintings and music

More than 40 Chugiak High students displayed work at the Fine Arts Show on Jan. 30 in the school’s music hall. The band, orchestra and choir performed numbers while parents and students browsed paintings, jewelry and pottery.

Hard hats and tattoos February Issue 1 2014

Hard hats and tattoos

Five months might sound like a long time, but not to the folks over that the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce. For that’s when the 29th Bear Paw Festival kicks off. The festival has grown from a small parade of garbage and fire trucks to a multi-day event featuring everything from carnival rides to a motorcycle show to a dog and owner look-a-like contest.

January Issue 5 2014

ERHS facility expansion debated

More than 20 Eagle River residents sat through a lengthy Urban Design Commission meeting Jan. 22 to offer testimony concerning the proposed Eagle River High School Athletic Facility Improvements.

From Chugiak to Carnegie Hall January Issue 5 2014

From Chugiak to Carnegie Hall

What does Chugiak High senior Ashleigh Bransky have in common with Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Ike and Tina Turner? They’ve all played at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City. And next week, Bransky will play there, too.

Merry amounts of humor January Issue 5 2014

Merry amounts of humor

It’s a play within a play, a time era within a time era, a joke within a joke. And it’s funny. The Alaska Fine Arts Academy’s production of Mary Lynn Dobson’s “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” mixes Monty Python type of humor with the traditional Robin Hood myth.

A festival full of folk January Issue 5 2014

A festival full of folk

Singer/songwriter Mary Oudean’s twangy voice fell down soft as rain as she sang the bluegrass classic, “Who Will Watch the Home Place?” at the last weekend of the Anchorage Folk Festival on Saturday, Jan. 25.

School funding crunch sparks outcry January Issue 4 2014

School funding crunch sparks outcry

An emotionally charged standing-room-only crowd packed the Jan. 14 town hall meeting at Town Center in Eagle River. For more than two hours, teachers, parents and students offered passionate testimony against educational staff budget cuts.

January Issue 4 2014

ER resident runs for School Board

Dean Williams scurries around the kitchen of his house at the end of Hiland Road, baking up German pancakes. Mountains loom outside the windows as he mixes egg and milk, flour and a small bit of sugar.

January Issue 4 2014

Challenging fiscal problems

Five area legislators presented a pre-legislative briefing at the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Bear Mountain Grill on Jan. 15. Sen. Fred Dyson started things off by commenting that he doesn’t plan on running next year.