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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.

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.

Fire destroys Birchwood home April Issue 3 2013

Fire destroys Birchwood home

Owner escapes, cat dies in Monday morning blaze

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.

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.

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.

Polar Force 13-3 wraps up April Issue 3 2013

Polar Force 13-3 wraps up

The continuous 24-hour operational readiness exercise, Polar Force 13-3, came to a close Monday after a week of evaluating Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Air Forces deployment capabilities, despite weather complications.

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