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Physical fitness center set to add two pools September Issue 2 2014

Physical fitness center set to add two pools

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson broke ground July 23, 2013, in preparation for construction of a 50,000-square foot addition to the Buckner Physical Fitness Center. Finally, the project is nearing completion.

Fast and steady September Issue 2 2014

Fast and steady

Ginny Kinnebrew loves to run. She loves trails and gnarly hills and obstinate, rocky terrain. Mostly, though, she loves distance and the feeling of confronting, and surpassing, self-imposed limitations.

Alaska Guardsmen return from Guantanamo Bay deployment September Issue 1 2014

Alaska Guardsmen return from Guantanamo Bay deployment

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Approximately 50 Soldiers with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 761st Military Police Battalion returned home to various parts of Alaska Aug. 30, after a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

May the best trig win September Issue 1 2014

May the best trig win

Taking a trigonometry exam on a spring afternoon might not sound like the most people’s idea of a fun time. Unless you’re David Stockhouse. The Chugiak High School junior won the state level of the Trig-Star math exam, administered at the school last April.

Exposure to germs resumes with the start of classes August Issue 4 2014

Exposure to germs resumes with the start of classes

Last week’s trek back-to-school in the Chugiak-Eagle River area featured plenty of trendy and uber cute outfits, new classes, locker assignments and oh yes, a reconvening of the sharing of the germs, viruses and bacteria inadvertently and unintentionally attached to the students who have been separated for the past couple months by summer vacation.

A ‘berry’ frustrating tale August Issue 3 2014

A ‘berry’ frustrating tale

Anyone who isn’t aware we have one of the best berry crops in years has been locked inside a closet. If you’re inclined toward hiking above the tree line you’ll notice a proliferation of blueberries and crowberries. I haven’t seen it myself, but I’m told that down toward Girdwood and farther south on the Kenai Peninsula, the wild salmon berries and raspberries are also profuse.

Dining in style August Issue 2 2014

Dining in style

The spacious and airy new Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center dining room was packed with a standing-room-only crowd during the open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on July 30, and they came for more than the food and cake, too.

Chugiak student awarded first Peter Larson scholarship August Issue 1 2014

Chugiak student awarded first Peter Larson scholarship

HOMER: Roan Hall, 16, of Chugiak, has become the first recipient of the AFS-Peter Larson Memorial Scholarship. Hall was awarded the $1,000 grant by Flo Larson and met with her at Finn’s Pizza on Monday. The funds will help support a year living and studying in Steinkjer, Norway, as an AFS exchange student.

Mountain views, and so much more August Issue 1 2014

Mountain views, and so much more

Two bedroom units remain available for applicants 55 years or older interested in taking up residence at the new Coronado Park Senior Village in downtown Eagle River.

Thunderbirds come from a long line of tradition, and training July Issue 5 2014

Thunderbirds come from a long line of tradition, and training

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- In 1947, while the jet age was still in its infancy, military aviation hurtled into the future with the creation of the U.S. Air Force as a separate service. Six years later, on May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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