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Fire takes Birchwood man’s home, cat May Issue 1 2013

Fire takes Birchwood man’s home, cat

It’s been a day since the fire, and the still-smoldering remains of Colin Bogucki’s wooden A-frame hint at the life he lived in his quiet, birch-covered corner of Chugiak. Here, a pile of singed photography magazines, there, a melted camera body. Piled out back, there’s a jumble of half-burned skis and a fishing pole. In what used to be his living room, some charred moose antlers. A singed skillet says where the kitchen was.

A sobering  lesson May Issue 1 2013

A sobering lesson

Eagle River High School students were treated to a grisly scene behind the school Wednesday, April 24. As they filed out of the school, students witnessed what appeared to be a two-car collision with several severe injuries. A blood-covered student laid motionless outside one of the vehicles, and several injured passengers in both cars groaned in pain.

Army gives Park Service a lift May Issue 1 2013

Army gives Park Service a lift

When your new office is located in one of the world’s most extreme natural environments, it’s nice to have a little help moving in. The National Park Service recently enlisted the help of the U.S. Army to shuttle supplies to Park Service base camps located far up 20,328-foot Mt. McKinley.

Army gives Park Service a lift to Denali April Issue 4 2013

Army gives Park Service a lift to Denali

April Issue 4 2013

Man shot in AK Club parking lot

Police seeking suspect in Wednesday, April 24 shooting

Scottish Celebration April Issue 4 2013

Scottish Celebration

After drawing a record crowd at last year’s Alaska Scottish Highland Games, event chair Chris Anderson is hoping to repeat history this year. Anderson estimated 8,000 people — 3,000 more than the previous record — participated in the annual Scottish festivities at Eagle River’s Lions Park last year.

April Issue 4 2013

28th Alaska Legislature Posts Big Accomplishments in First Session

The Alaska Legislature adjourned on time Sunday after finishing a tremendous amount of work on some of the state’s most important issues, including reforming oil taxes, advancing a natural gas pipeline, providing energy and air quality relief to Interior Alaska, and holding the line on state spending.

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.

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.

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