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March Issue 4 2014

Brave singing results in a steal

For a moment, it appeared to be over for Cierra Mickens, 23, the first Eagle River resident to ever compete on “The Voice.” It was the battle rounds on March 25 and Mickens (or “The Alaskan Powerhouse,” as she is called) had just finished singing Sara Bareille’s “Brave” with contestant Emily B. Mickens and Emily B. were on Shakira’s team.

March Issue 4 2014

Three Bears, monofill and cell towers

The Chugiak Community Council met to a full house on March 20. The big topic on everyone’s mind was the proposed landfill. But first the two Assembly candidates introduced themselves.

March Issue 3 2014

Snowmachining for suicide prevention

Alaska Wildlife Troopers have once again hit the trail, this time snowmachining more than 1,000 miles across Alaska in less than a week in an effort to prevent suicides. This year, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Darrell Hildebrand, Thomas Akelkok, and Jon Simeon planned an ambitious journey to reach adults and school children in eight villages in rural Alaska. Other troopers joined the expedition for sections of the trek as they wound their way from Manley Hot Springs to Nome and back. The trip launched on March 16 and troopers are expected to reach Nome on March 21. Ruby was the first school on the visit followed by schools in Unalakleet, Shaktoolik, Koyuk, Elim, Golovin, White Mountain, and Nome.

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.

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.