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Nine pets die in Sunday fire November Issue 4 2012

Nine pets die in Sunday fire

No human injuries reported after fire breaks out in condo.

Crayton, Lochner win pageant titles November Issue 4 2012

Crayton, Lochner win pageant titles

Lillian Crayton, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Alaska Anchorage, was named the 2013 “Miss Chugiak-Eagle River” on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Mirror Lake Middle School auditorium. Crayton performed a piano solo of Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” for the talent portion of her performance.

Guardsmen recount dramatic rescue November Issue 4 2012

Guardsmen recount dramatic rescue

Jumping from the tail of an HC-130 into the dark frigid night, two elite pararescuemen of the Alaska Air National Guard felt their parachutes deploy, before descending safely to frozen ground 160-miles north of the Arctic Circle.

‘Spartan’ brigade honors its fallen November Issue 4 2012

‘Spartan’ brigade honors its fallen

Described as a “soldier’s soldier” by a member of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Private 1st Class Vincent Ellis was killed in action protecting his fellow “Spartans.”

Therapeutic music November Issue 4 2012

Therapeutic music

Every Saturday, Sarah Jane Coffman visits Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River — a place she called home while serving a 14-year sentence for second-degree murder and first-degree burglary.

Dr. Browder: ASD needs to think big November Issue 3 2012

Dr. Browder: ASD needs to think big

Dr. Jim Browder isn’t afraid to think big. The new Anchorage School District superintendent shared his lofty goals for the state’s largest district during an energetic address to the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 7 at Bear Mountain Grill in Eagle River. Among the most ambitious plans Dr. Browder shared was his goal to have the state offer high school students free “dual enrollment” in college course while they’re still in high school.

Eagle River High shows its gratitude November Issue 3 2012

Eagle River High shows its gratitude

Thank you. It’s a simple message, but an important one to relay to our country’s service members — especially for Eagle River High.

‘Oprah’ looks at life on JBER November Issue 3 2012

‘Oprah’ looks at life on JBER

Ask any service member who’s been deployed what they miss most while overseas — family undoubtedly tops that list.

Ladder truck spared in budget November Issue 3 2012

Ladder truck spared in budget

Eagle River’s ladder truck will continue to serve the community, rescued from budget cuts by public outcry and political compromise.