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Know the fitness level of your canine hiking companions May Issue 1 2012

Know the fitness level of your canine hiking companions

Prudent travelers make a concerted effort to match fitness and skill levels among members of a group on backcountry excursions. It’s common sense, promotes safety and adds to everyone’s enjoyment. But do we use the same amount of discretion with our pets? On an early summer climb in the Chugach Mountains several years ago, I severely miscalculated the endurance of my dog — a two-year-old standard poodle — and put us both in jeopardy.

May Issue 1 2012

Guest editorial: Mental health treatment delays hurt military veterans

If a military veteran went to the hospital with an obvious wound, it’s natural to expect that treatment would commence without delay.

May Issue 1 2012

Legislature approves money for a host of Chugiak-Eagle River needs

From nearly $30 million to fix Eagle River Road to $5,000 to replace the kiln at Fire Lake Elementary, the 2013 capital budget has something for almost everyone. Here’s a run-down of local projects approved for state funding.

May Issue 1 2012

Eklutna Bridge, Eagle River Road get state funds

Two crumbling stretches of local infrastructure were among the biggest winners when the 27th Legislature wrapped up its regular session earlier this month in Juneau by passing a $3.3 billion capital budget that includes millions for local infrastructure improvements.

Citizens on patrol May Issue 1 2012

Citizens on patrol

On a sunny spring evening, the Birchwood Community Patrol rolls into the parking lot of a local park, where several cars sit idling. In short order, two vehicles full of teens decide the big green pick-up is an unwelcome neighbor and high-tail it out of the parking lot.

Chugiak church celebrates 50th anniversary May Issue 1 2012

Chugiak church celebrates 50th anniversary

There’s a party Saturday — and everyone’s invited.

JBER seeks missing airman April Issue 5 2012

JBER seeks missing airman

Officials from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson said Friday, April 27, that they were concerned with the disappearance of Senior Airman Clinton Reeves.

Eagle River theater goes “Reckless” April Issue 5 2012

Eagle River theater goes “Reckless”

Get ready for a “Reckless” ride.

April Issue 5 2012

New system to streamline JBER recreation access

A new system will soon be implemented at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson which will make recreational areas on the base easier to access for those with military affiliation as well as those without.

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