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Engineering skills put to the test February Issue 3 2013

Engineering skills put to the test

High-schoolers from Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley and Kenai Peninsula put their engineering skills to the test during a two-day robotics competition Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16 at Eagle River High.

February Issue 3 2013

CVFD has a new boss

For the first time in more than six decades of service, the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department has a female chief. Virginia McMichael was elected to that position at the department’s annual meeting Feb. 6. While she might be the department’s first woman boss, McMichael said she won’t have any trouble fitting into her new role.

Area legislators discuss oil February Issue 3 2013

Area legislators discuss oil

Oil topped the list of issues when the five area legislators returned from Juneau to hold a town hall meeting at the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Iron Dog teams hit the trail February Issue 3 2013

Iron Dog teams hit the trail

Every racer in the Iron Dog has a reason for wanting to make the 2,000-mile run across the frozen Alaska wilderness. For Eagle River’s Vince Salzbrun, reaching the starting line on Big Lake Sunday, Feb. 17 was the culmination of a lifelong dream.

February Issue 2 2013

Three file for Assembly seat

Three Chugiak-Eagle River residents have filed to fill the Anchorage Assembly seat being vacated by Debbie Ossiander this spring.

February Issue 2 2013

Skate park plan put back on the agenda

Something didn’t sit right with Randy McCain following a meeting of the Chugiak-Eagle River Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors last month.

Griffith: Electric bills likely to rise February Issue 2 2013

Griffith: Electric bills likely to rise

Anyone who pays for electricity in Alaska is in for a shock. “Everybody’s bill is going up,” said Matanuska Electric Association general manager Joe Griffith at a meeting of the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce Feb. 6 at the Eagle River Ale House.

The funny side of Shakespeare February Issue 2 2013

The funny side of Shakespeare

How many actors does it take to perform all of Shakespeare’s plays in one night? Just three.

ERHS goes wild, crazy February Issue 2 2013

ERHS goes wild, crazy

Eagle River High’s gym was transformed into a sea of colors and deafening noise during the Wild And Crazy Kid’s Olympics (WACKO) on Friday, Feb. 8.

From diapers to the big screen February Issue 2 2013

From diapers to the big screen

Two Eagle River brothers had their first movie released last week — and they’re only in kindergarten. Asher and Brenden Farmer, who started school at Birchwood ABC Elementary this year, appeared in “Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels,” which was released on DVD on Feb. 5.

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