Archive of: In the News



Thieves flee with Fuji trees July Issue 3 2012

Thieves flee with Fuji trees

Some Chugiak thieves marked this year’s summer solstice by stealing from two old men and a bunch of wounded veterans.

Soldier dies in combat July Issue 3 2012

Soldier dies in combat

A 24-year-old paratrooper assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division was killed on July 14 when his dismounted patrol was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire in the Khost Province of Afghanistan.

A helping hand July Issue 3 2012

A helping hand

Eagle River wants to be the kind of place where physical and mental challenges shouldn’t keep kids from having fun.

Anchorage runners sweep Bear Paw 5K July Issue 3 2012

Anchorage runners sweep Bear Paw 5K

A pair of Anchorage runners were separated by less than a second at the 2012 Bear Paw 5K on Saturday, July 14 in downtown Eagle River.

Estrada, Blue Knights ride to end hunger July Issue 3 2012

Estrada, Blue Knights ride to end hunger

Actor Erik Estrada led a band of 76 motorcycle riders on Saturday, July 14 from Anchorage to Alyeska and back to Chugiak in the “Riding to End Childhood Hunger” event to support Eagle River-based non-profit organization Dare to Care. The motorcycle riders raised $7,000 for the school lunch program, which benefits students in the Matanuska-Susitna and Anchorage School Districts.

Bear Paw Awards 2012 July Issue 3 2012

Bear Paw Awards 2012

2012 Bear Paw Community Service Awards

Bear necessities July Issue 3 2012

Bear necessities

Thousands of people went on safari over the weekend without having to leave Eagle River.

Chugiak High sweeps Bear Paw Pageant July Issue 3 2012

Chugiak High sweeps Bear Paw Pageant

Wendy Martin thought a vacation in Hawaii would prevent her from competing in this year’s Bear Paw Pageant.

Bear Paw is here July Issue 2 2012

Bear Paw is here

Get ready for all the activities you can handle.

A very special  delivery July Issue 2 2012

A very special delivery

When John Hillyer first saw reports of the devastating 2011 Japan tsunami, the Eagle River jet pilot’s first reaction was to pack his bags and head home.