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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.

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

Hometown hero: Daiquiri Wright November Issue 5 2012

Hometown hero: Daiquiri Wright

Eagle River’s Daiquiri Wright, 10, still has extensive scars from a horrific 2007 house fire that claimed the lives of her brother and cousin. And she’s not afraid to show them.

Chugiak High kicks off holidays with a classic November Issue 5 2012

Chugiak High kicks off holidays with a classic

Chugiak High is kicking off the holiday season in classic style. “A Christmas Carol” opens today (Thursday, Nov. 29) at the Steve Primis Auditorium at 7 p.m. The play runs through Saturday, Dec. 1. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for children.

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.

Nine pets die in Sunday fire November Issue 4 2012

Nine pets die in Sunday fire

No human injuries reported after fire breaks out in condo.

Crayton, Lochner win pageant titles November Issue 4 2012

Crayton, Lochner win pageant titles

Lillian Crayton, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Alaska Anchorage, was named the 2013 “Miss Chugiak-Eagle River” on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Mirror Lake Middle School auditorium. Crayton performed a piano solo of Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” for the talent portion of her performance.

Guardsmen recount dramatic rescue November Issue 4 2012

Guardsmen recount dramatic rescue

Jumping from the tail of an HC-130 into the dark frigid night, two elite pararescuemen of the Alaska Air National Guard felt their parachutes deploy, before descending safely to frozen ground 160-miles north of the Arctic Circle.

‘Spartan’ brigade honors its fallen November Issue 4 2012

‘Spartan’ brigade honors its fallen

Described as a “soldier’s soldier” by a member of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Private 1st Class Vincent Ellis was killed in action protecting his fellow “Spartans.”

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