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Munch winners announced December Issue 1 2012

Munch winners announced

On Monday, the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber announced the winners of the 2012 Merry Merchant Munch contest, which was held Nov. 31-Dec. 1 in Eagle River. A record 55 businesses participated in this year’s event. The following businesses were selected as award-winning participants.

Chugiak shines at All State Music Festival December Issue 1 2012

Chugiak shines at All State Music Festival

Chugiak High has some serious musical talent. Six Mustangs earned first chair honors at the All State Music Festival on Nov. 17.

Living green December Issue 1 2012

Living green

There’s going green — and then there’s the Karns family. Curt and Cindee Karns’ Eagle River home epitomizes sustainable living. Located just two miles from the Eagle River Nature Center, their house not only limits waste, it turns waste into a resource.

ER’s Novak wins statewide award December Issue 1 2012

ER’s Novak wins statewide award

Eagle River’s Suellyn Wright Novak, a longtime advocate for veterans issues who currently serves as executive director of the Alaska Veterans Museum, was awarded the Governor’s Veterans Advocacy Award during a ceremony on Veterans Day.

Lending a helping hand December Issue 1 2012

Lending a helping hand

Instead of sitting down to a nice Thanksgiving meal, Todd Tarner spent the day more than 4,000 miles from his Eagle River home caring for hundreds of people left homeless by Hurricane Sandy.

December Issue 1 2012

FBI seeks info on serial killer

Suspected serial killer Israel Keyes stashed weapons and other items in Eagle River for use in future criminal acts, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

FBI says serial killer hid weapons in Eagle River November Issue 5 2012

FBI says serial killer hid weapons in Eagle River

Keyes is believed to have killed at least eight people

Saddler sings into sophomore term November Issue 5 2012

Saddler sings into sophomore term

Being a freshman isn’t always easy. Simple things — finding your way around or learning basic etiquette — can be daunting. If you’re lucky, you’ll survive to become a sophomore full of worldly knowledge and the experience necessary to head into your second term with a song in your heart.

Munching into the holidays November Issue 5 2012

Munching into the holidays

Get hungry, folks. The annual community Christmas buffet known as Merry Merchant Munch is set for this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) in downtown Eagle River. According to Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce special events director Merry Braham, this year’s Munch features a record 55 participating businesses.