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Hundreds gather for annual Easter egg hunt April Issue 1 2013

Hundreds gather for annual Easter egg hunt

How long does it take dozens of 4- to-6-year-olds to search out 3,000 plastic eggs filled with goodies? About four minutes.

Overcoming obstacles April Issue 1 2013

Overcoming obstacles

After getting shot in Afghanistan, the combat engineer spent six months at a military hospital in Germany, where he underwent the transformation from a “10-foot tall and bulletproof” paratrooper into someone with a new appreciation for the daily battles fought far from the front lines of war.

Murkowski troubled by D.C. gridlock April Issue 1 2013

Murkowski troubled by D.C. gridlock

According to Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the American people are right to be fed up with their representation in Washington, D.C.

Legislators, teachers spar on ed funding March Issue 4 2013

Legislators, teachers spar on ed funding

Education funding was a hot topic March 23 during a Town Hall meeting featuring local State House representatives Lora Reinbold and Dan Saddler. About a dozen teachers from Eagle River High turned out to make their case for state funding of education, which they argued hasn’t kept up with schools’ needs.

March Issue 4 2013

Proposition 2 raises concerns for Road Board

The Chugiak/Birchwood/Eagle River Rural Road Service Area Board has several questions about part of a $2.6 million area wide general obligation bond that will be presented to voters April 2.

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.

March Issue 4 2013

A journey into silk art brings more than imagined

When someone believes in you anything can happen. It was back in 2008 when JoAnne and her husband, Chris Noyles, saw a silk banner for sale that JoAnne felt she just had to have.

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.

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