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Alaskan at heart, Malaysian in soul March Issue 4 2013

Alaskan at heart, Malaysian in soul

Let me start my first column entry by introducing myself. My name is Sivesh Sangar and I am an exchange student from Malaysia. I am under the Kennedy- Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES). I am on a semester program which lasts for 6 months. I will be in Alaska till the end of June. I am hosted in Eagle River and I am a senior at Chugiak High School.

Hockey community rallies around Chugiak grad March Issue 4 2013

Hockey community rallies around Chugiak grad

Every four hours, Kathy Folan rotates her 26-year-old quadriplegic son to prevent the development of bedsores. What Robby Warren needs is a therapeutic mattress to keep his body moving as he sleeps — which helps prevent infection and promotes good health for his internal organs.

Homegrown pilot flying high March Issue 4 2013

Homegrown pilot flying high

A pilot from Eagle River has reached new heights in his career with the U.S. Air Force. Lt. Col. Rob “Grinch” Finch is commander of the 430th Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron, which has been operating in Afghanistan since 2009.

Happy endings March Issue 4 2013

Happy endings

There’s still plenty to be written in the tale of Jim Lanier’s remarkable Iditarod career. “I’ll write another book,” he said recently after arriving home in Chugiak after completing his 16th career Iditarod.

Murkowski's gay marriage views 'evolving' March Issue 4 2013

Murkowski's gay marriage views 'evolving'

Senator says she's reviewing issue closely

Staying home March Issue 3 2013

Staying home

Construction in the Eagle River Valley is booming. Even before spring break-up, crews were already busy framing houses in the tightly packed residential neighborhoods clinging to the valley walls — foreshadowing another hectic construction season in one of the Anchorage area’s few remaining buildable areas.

Browder to step down as ASD superintendent March Issue 3 2013

Browder to step down as ASD superintendent

School Board president Jeannie Mackie announced March 14 that Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Jim Browder will retire effective June 14 and 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.

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.

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.

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