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May Issue 4 2013

School’s out forever

The students won’t be the only ones leaving Chugiak High this week. The last day of the 2012-13 school year is today (May 23), while tomorrow is the last day for teachers — marking the end of three longtime teachers’ careers. Robin Pekrul, Andy Sullivan and Jon Schroeder have been working at CHS for a combined 83 years.

First ascent May Issue 4 2013

First ascent

Five Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 212th Rescue Squadron became the first group to reach the 20,320-foot peak of Mount McKinley this year, summiting North America’s tallest mountain May 9.

Council speaks out against monofill May Issue 4 2013

Council speaks out against monofill

A large crowd of vocal Chugiak residents turned out for the Thursday, May 16 meeting of the Chugiak Community Council at the Oberg Center in Chugiak to show opposition to an inert debris monofill site proposed for their community.

ER Road project is underway May Issue 4 2013

ER Road project is underway

Work is underway on a $16.9 million state project to improve Eagle River Road. Alaska Department of Transportation project manager Steve Frey said the initial tree-cutting phase caused some consternation among residents in neighborhoods along the road.

Another record-setting year for snowfall May Issue 4 2013

Another record-setting year for snowfall

For the second year in a row, the Anchorage area set a new snowfall record. This year it wasn’t the amount of fluffy stuff that went down in the history books — last year Anchorage had more than 11 feet — but the days between the first and last snowfall.

Special delivery May Issue 3 2013

Special delivery

Doña Mahurin has an iron-grip handshake forged by years as a civilian firefighter and medic on the U.S. Army’s Fort Richardson. But those years of toil also took a toll on Mahurin’s back, and the Chugiak retiree now has a difficult time with household chores like cooking dinner.

A big job May Issue 3 2013

A big job

Throughout his two-decade-long career in the Coast Guard, Cpt. Paul Mehler III has traveled throughout the country and the world. Now, he can add Alaska to his list.

Watch out! May Issue 3 2013

Watch out!

Last summer, three people were mauled by bears in Eagle River and another — a young girl playing behind her home — was trampled by a moose.