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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.

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.

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.”

Therapeutic music November Issue 4 2012

Therapeutic music

Every Saturday, Sarah Jane Coffman visits Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River — a place she called home while serving a 14-year sentence for second-degree murder and first-degree burglary.

Dr. Browder: ASD needs to think big November Issue 3 2012

Dr. Browder: ASD needs to think big

Dr. Jim Browder isn’t afraid to think big. The new Anchorage School District superintendent shared his lofty goals for the state’s largest district during an energetic address to the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 7 at Bear Mountain Grill in Eagle River. Among the most ambitious plans Dr. Browder shared was his goal to have the state offer high school students free “dual enrollment” in college course while they’re still in high school.

Eagle River High shows its gratitude November Issue 3 2012

Eagle River High shows its gratitude

Thank you. It’s a simple message, but an important one to relay to our country’s service members — especially for Eagle River High.

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