Archive of: In the News

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Eklutna Glenn Highway overpass closure delayed May Issue 2 2012

Eklutna Glenn Highway overpass closure delayed

Eklutna River Bridge to be closed May Issue 2 2012

Eklutna River Bridge to be closed

The Eklutna River Bridge will be closed to all traffic as of Tuesday, May 15.

Blaze destroys Birchwood home May Issue 2 2012

Blaze destroys Birchwood home

An early-morning fire off South Birchwood Loop on Sunday, May 6, completely destroyed the home of longtime Chugiak residents Jim and Lindsay Vermillion.

Woman’s cause takes center stage May Issue 2 2012

Woman’s cause takes center stage

As a beauty pageant contestant, Brandy Wendler is used to being in the spotlight.

Fuji Farewell May Issue 1 2012

Fuji Farewell

After spending nearly five decades as Chugiak’s most curious curio shop, the treasure trove known as Fuji Gifts is being liquidated.

CLOSE TO THEIR HEARTS May Issue 1 2012

CLOSE TO THEIR HEARTS

To see her splashing energetically in the springtime mud outside her parents’ Chugiak home, you’d never guess that the ball of energy and mischief called Madisyn Brittain was once a frail infant whose survival was very much in doubt.

Farewell service held for fallen JBER soldierFarewell service held for fallen JBER soldier May Issue 1 2012

Farewell service held for fallen JBER soldierFarewell service held for fallen JBER soldier

A ceremony April 26 at the Soldier’s Chapel on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson commemorated the life and sacrifice of Army Spc. Jeffrey Lee White, a paratrooper from the currently deployed 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment.

May Issue 1 2012

Mock memorial service stirs real emotions at CHS

Every 15 minutes someone dies from an alcohol-related traffic accident.

Staged accident teaches students a grim lesson May Issue 1 2012

Staged accident teaches students a grim lesson

On the morning of April 25, Chugiak High students streamed out of their classrooms to witness a nightmare.

Know the fitness level of your canine hiking companions May Issue 1 2012

Know the fitness level of your canine hiking companions

Prudent travelers make a concerted effort to match fitness and skill levels among members of a group on backcountry excursions. It’s common sense, promotes safety and adds to everyone’s enjoyment. But do we use the same amount of discretion with our pets? On an early summer climb in the Chugach Mountains several years ago, I severely miscalculated the endurance of my dog — a two-year-old standard poodle — and put us both in jeopardy.