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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.

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.

Iditarod Update March Issue 1 2013

Iditarod Update

Mitch Seavey hangs on to win second Iditarod

March Issue 1 2013

Three locals die in plane crash

The bodies of three Eagle River residents were recovered Tuesday, March 5 from the scene of a small plane crash near Rainy Pass.

March Issue 1 2013

Three running for local Assembly seat

Three local residents are vying for the Anchorage Assembly seat being vacated by three-term assemblywoman Debbie Ossiander. It is one of two seats that represents Chugiak-Eagle River.

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.

Local c-h-a-m-p-i-o-n March Issue 1 2013

Local c-h-a-m-p-i-o-n

An Eagle Academy Charter School sixth-grader won the 2013 Alaska State Spelling Bee on Friday, March 1 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage.

On the trail again March Issue 1 2013

On the trail again

Lanier is six years older than the next-oldest musher, but with a healthy dash of pepper left in his beard, he looks much younger. Before the race start on Willow Lake March 3, he said running sled dogs is his personal fountain of youth.

All in a day’s work March Issue 1 2013

All in a day’s work

For Army Staff Sergeant Justin Grimm, getting shot at is all in a day’s work. “When you sign up for a job that you’re going to fight in and you deploy enough, you get the sense that it’s going to happen sooner or later,” said Grimm, a member of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

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