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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.

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.

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

Outdoor rec

Chugiak-Eagle River is one of the most scenic recreation destinations in the Anchorage area. In addition to numerous parks and trails, the area offers ample fishing and sightseeing opportunities for residents and visitors alike. This is far from a complete list, but here’s a rundown of some of the area’s most popular outdoor gems to get you started this summer.

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.

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.

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.

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