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Teen rescued after falling 30 feet March Issue 3 2014

Teen rescued after falling 30 feet

The Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department rescued a teen from the Thunderbird Falls area early in the evening of March 15. According to CVFD public information officer David Eastman, the department was dispatched to Thunderbird Falls at 5:45 p.m.

Planning and cooking March Issue 3 2014

Planning and cooking

The Red Wagon Restaurant serves the kind of down-home food your mother used to cook, the kind that makes you feel cozy and warm inside. The tablecloths are checkered, the plates shaped like metal trays and the milkshakes so thick and frosted your straw stands up straight, as if at attention.

Boy Scouts, library project and park access March Issue 3 2014

Boy Scouts, library project and park access

The Boys Scouts of Alaska have a little more money in their piggy bank, thanks to a hefty donation made by the Eagle River Valley Community Council and the Heritage Estates Well Compensation Trust.

Goodbye Jeff, and Godspeed March Issue 3 2014

Goodbye Jeff, and Godspeed

Hundreds of firemen from across Alaska walked solemnly down Fifth Avenue in Anchorage on March 15 to pay tribute to Anchorage Fire Department Senior Capt. Jeffery Bayless, 51, who collapsed during a training exercise on March 7.

March Issue 2 2014

Local representative makes a big move

Rep. Bill Stoltze announced on March 7 his intention to seek the Republican nomination for state senate. Stoltze will run for Alaska Senate, Seat F, a seat vacated through redistricting.

March Issue 2 2014

Two guys, a couple of books and a library

For the last couple years, The Readers, as I have come to think of them, have come to the fourth floor of Loussac regularly. Two guys, each with a stack of books, sit on either end of the red couch near my office, each engrossed in a book. Obviously, since I work in a library, I see people reading all the time. But the intensity and focus of these two, along with the regularity of their visits, set them apart.

Play hard, be fair March Issue 2 2014

Play hard, be fair

With the Winter Olympics in Sochi recently past, and the Iditarod and the Paralympic Games ongoing, be sure to add the 2014 Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games to the mix. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shiver, the Special Olympics offer an opportunity for those with intellectual challenges to take part in sports.

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