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A record-setting event December Issue 1 2013

A record-setting event

This year’s 21st Annual Merry Merchant Munch and Winter Wonderland events are bigger than ever. A record 62 businesses are participating in the Munch on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, said Merry Braham, special events coordinator for the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce.

Creating crafts behind bars December Issue 1 2013

Creating crafts behind bars

Andraya LaFleur learned how to quilt in a unique place — prison. When LaFleur came to Hiland Mountain Correctional Center last year, another inmate introduced her to the hobby craft program. Until her recent release, LaFleur worked as a hobby craft monitor, teaching the skills she learned to other inmates.

November Issue 4 2013

Sullivan touches on a variety of topics

Area residents received a Municipal-wide update from Mayor Dan Sullivan when he addressed the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Eagle River Ale House.

November Issue 4 2013

MEA announces slight rate reduction

Matanuska Electric Association announced a slight rate reduction starting the first quarter of 2014. Base rates will decrease by 1.13 percent, according to a Nov. 14 press release. The average MEA member — which uses just under 800 kilowatt hours of electricity each month — will see a monthly decrease of 98 cents, MEA spokesman Kevin Brown said in the release.

Alaska salmon management: A unique process for a unique state November Issue 4 2013

Alaska salmon management: A unique process for a unique state

For a young state, Alaska has a long history with fisheries management. Alaska’s desire to manage fisheries, and salmon in particular, was a driving force during the push for statehood, and more than a century before that, the commercial fishing industry was a major proponent of the United States purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1857.

Life after high school November Issue 4 2013

Life after high school

Cindy Lee learned a good lesson last week — life is expensive. The Chugiak High senior was one of about 50 upperclassmen who participated in the school’s Financial Reality Fair on Thursday, Nov. 21. As soon as students entered room 208, they turned 24-years-old. After they chose a profession, students were given a salary and some had spouses and/or children.

A battle of tasty proportions November Issue 3 2013

A battle of tasty proportions

Kastle Sorensen recently became a veteran — well in the baking world. In June, the 2003 Chugiak High grad competed in “Cupcake Wars,” a competition cooking show on the Food Network that pits four bakers against each other. Sorensen’s episode will be aired Saturday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Alaska.

November Issue 3 2013

Railroad to start charging for property use in right-of-way

After its last public meeting on the issue Nov. 12, the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARC) adopted a policy that will require landowners to purchase a permit if they’re using land within the ARC’s right-of-way.

November Issue 3 2013

Woman dies in Chugiak fire

A woman died after she re-entered a burning house in Chugiak on Monday, Nov. 18, according to the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department. The woman, who was not identified Monday, exited the home at 15813 South Birchwood Loop with two other occupants then re-entered, CVFD Chief Virginia McMichael said.

November Issue 3 2013

Eagle River man has been missing for 2 weeks

Anchorage Police are seeking help from the public in locating an Eagle River man who was last seen by neighbors near his Hiland Road home about two weeks ago.