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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

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 necessities July Issue 3 2012

Bear necessities

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

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.

Dream literally comes true July Issue 2 2012

Dream literally comes true

Winning $1,064,121.24 in Las Vegas was a dream come true for Linda Fleury — literally.

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