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Hockey community rallies around Chugiak grad March Issue 4 2013

Hockey community rallies around Chugiak grad

Every four hours, Kathy Folan rotates her 26-year-old quadriplegic son to prevent the development of bedsores. What Robby Warren needs is a therapeutic mattress to keep his body moving as he sleeps — which helps prevent infection and promotes good health for his internal organs.

Legislators, teachers spar on ed funding March Issue 4 2013

Legislators, teachers spar on ed funding

Education funding was a hot topic March 23 during a Town Hall meeting featuring local State House representatives Lora Reinbold and Dan Saddler. About a dozen teachers from Eagle River High turned out to make their case for state funding of education, which they argued hasn’t kept up with schools’ needs.

Homegrown pilot flying high March Issue 4 2013

Homegrown pilot flying high

A pilot from Eagle River has reached new heights in his career with the U.S. Air Force. Lt. Col. Rob “Grinch” Finch is commander of the 430th Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron, which has been operating in Afghanistan since 2009.

March Issue 4 2013

A journey into silk art brings more than imagined

When someone believes in you anything can happen. It was back in 2008 when JoAnne and her husband, Chris Noyles, saw a silk banner for sale that JoAnne felt she just had to have.

Happy endings March Issue 4 2013

Happy endings

There’s still plenty to be written in the tale of Jim Lanier’s remarkable Iditarod career. “I’ll write another book,” he said recently after arriving home in Chugiak after completing his 16th career Iditarod.

Murkowski's gay marriage views 'evolving' March Issue 4 2013

Murkowski's gay marriage views 'evolving'

Senator says she's reviewing issue closely

Browder to step down as ASD superintendent March Issue 3 2013

Browder to step down as ASD superintendent

School Board president Jeannie Mackie announced March 14 that Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Jim Browder will retire effective June 14 and be replaced by Chief Academic Officer Ed Graff.

Staying home March Issue 3 2013

Staying home

Construction in the Eagle River Valley is booming. Even before spring break-up, crews were already busy framing houses in the tightly packed residential neighborhoods clinging to the valley walls — foreshadowing another hectic construction season in one of the Anchorage area’s few remaining buildable areas.

Coronado Park construction coming quickly March Issue 2 2013

Coronado Park construction coming quickly

A project that’s expected to bring nearly 200 new housing units to Eagle River will break ground this spring. Cook Inlet Housing Authority senior finance development manager Tyler Robinson said the Coronado Park project plan includes a 56-unit senior housing development, along with plans for 28 to 35 townhouses and 98 condominiums.

March Issue 2 2013

Rising to the ‘Top’ of their professions

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series highlighting our local “Top Forty Under 40” winners. The Chugiak-Eagle River community racked up six Alaska Journal of Commerce “Top Forty Under 40” selections this year. In addition to Chugiak’s Colin Fay and Eagle River’s John Sims, four more of Eagle River’s finest were honored.