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March Issue 2 2013

BCS advances to consolation finals

Birchwood Christian School earned a spot in the consolation finals after a 55-42 win over Minto on Tuesday in the boys Class 1A state basketball tournament at West High.

Browder to step down as ASD superintendent March Issue 2 2013

Browder to step down as ASD superintendent

School Board president Jeannie Mackie announced Thursday that Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Jim Browder will retire effective June 14 and will be replaced by Chief Academic Officer Ed Graff.

March Issue 2 2013

Rising to the ‘Top’ of their professions

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series highlighting our local “Top Forty Under 40” winners. The Chugiak-Eagle River community racked up six Alaska Journal of Commerce “Top Forty Under 40” selections this year. In addition to Chugiak’s Colin Fay and Eagle River’s John Sims, four more of Eagle River’s finest were honored.

March Issue 2 2013

Skate park plan goes back to drawing board

The Chugiak-Eagle River Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Monday, March 11 to undo a previous board action that removed a skate park from potential uses of municipal land adjacent to Fire House Lane in Eagle River.

Learning from the best March Issue 2 2013

Learning from the best

A dozen of Chugiak-Eagle River’s finest teachers were honored March 6 for their efforts in education during the annual “Excellence in Education” awards banquet at the Bear Mountain Grill in Eagle River.

Coronado Park construction coming quickly March Issue 2 2013

Coronado Park construction coming quickly

A project that’s expected to bring nearly 200 new housing units to Eagle River will break ground this spring. Cook Inlet Housing Authority senior finance development manager Tyler Robinson said the Coronado Park project plan includes a 56-unit senior housing development, along with plans for 28 to 35 townhouses and 98 condominiums.

Kick it with the entire family March Issue 2 2013

Kick it with the entire family

Looking for an activity the entire family can participate in? Chris West has the answer — taekwondo. West started his own business, West Tae Kwon Do, in January and holds classes Monday and Thursday evenings at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

Iditarod Update March Issue 1 2013

Iditarod Update

Mitch Seavey hangs on to win second Iditarod

Hands-on cabinets March Issue 1 2013

Hands-on cabinets

Steve Hokanson used to run a hedge fund. But he couldn’t deny what he was born to do — work with his hands. “The money was really good, but at the end of the day, I didn’t make anything,” he said.

March Issue 1 2013

Local professionals are youthful achievers

Eagle River’s John Sims and Chugiak’s Colin Fay were recently named to the 2013 Alaska Journal of Commerce “Top Forty Under 40” list.

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