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2013 Star Summer Events Calendar April Issue 4 2013

2013 Star Summer Events Calendar

From parades to parties, there’s plenty going on around Chugiak-Eagle River this summer! Among the biggest events of the summer are the Annual Scottish Highland Games, the annual July 3 fireworks show in Lions Park, Chugiak’s Fourth of July Parade and the Bear Paw Festival. There’s also a full slate of races, community events and lots of Alaska Baseball League games at Loretta French Park on the Old Glenn Highway in Chugiak, where the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks play their home games. Hold onto this calendar all summer long to keep track of what promises to be a fun (and busy!) season in Chugiak-Eagle River.

Drones could reduce time caught in power outage April Issue 4 2013

Drones could reduce time caught in power outage

Filming Iron Dog racers out the window of his buddy’s Cessna 180, Eagle River’s Cody Kubitz couldn’t help thinking how nice it would be to have an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, to do it instead.

Musical Mustangs April Issue 4 2013

Musical Mustangs

Chugiak High has a top-notch music department — and it has the hardware to prove it. Chugiak won the Choral, Instrumental and Overall Sweepstakes trophies — the competition’s top honors — at the Heritage Music Festival, which featured 19 schools from six states, in San Francisco on April 13.

An adventure Down Under April Issue 4 2013

An adventure Down Under

Justin Toth’s first trip outside of the country will be a memorable one. The Eagle River High sophomore leaves June 16 for a 20-day trip to Australia through the People to People Ambassador Program. “It’s pretty big for my first time,” Toth said.

April Issue 4 2013

Bear Paw!

Get out your boots and spurs, because a western-themed Bear Paw is right around the corner. The theme for this year’s annual community celebration is “Round-up at the Bear Paw Corral,” which Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber special events coordinator Merry Braham said should make for a stompin’ good time.

Fire destroys Birchwood home April Issue 3 2013

Fire destroys Birchwood home

Owner escapes, cat dies in Monday morning blaze

JBER MP gets 16 years in spy case April Issue 3 2013

JBER MP gets 16 years in spy case

An Alaska-based military policeman will serve 16 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged for selling secrets to an FBI undercover agent who he believed was a Russian spy, a panel of eight military members has decided.

April Issue 3 2013

Final count gives Demboski 377-vote victory

The votes are in. Amy Demboski is Chugiak-Eagle River’s next Anchorage Assembly member. The municipal election was certified by the Assembly at its Tuesday, April 16 meeting, and Demboski was sworn in immediately after.

Sen. Dyson pleased with oil tax outcome April Issue 3 2013

Sen. Dyson pleased with oil tax outcome

The 2012 elections brought new representation to the Alaska Senate, along with new leadership which made the First Session of the 28th Alaska Legislature far more productive than the last six years, a trend we want to see continue.

Boston tragedy April Issue 3 2013

Boston tragedy

Chugiak’s Jacob Bera, 35, was far from the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions rocked the annual footrace Monday, April 15.

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