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On the trail again March Issue 1 2013

On the trail again

Lanier is six years older than the next-oldest musher, but with a healthy dash of pepper left in his beard, he looks much younger. Before the race start on Willow Lake March 3, he said running sled dogs is his personal fountain of youth.

March Issue 1 2013

Local professionals are youthful achievers

Eagle River’s John Sims and Chugiak’s Colin Fay were recently named to the 2013 Alaska Journal of Commerce “Top Forty Under 40” list.

February Issue 4 2013

Troopers: 3 Eagle River residents killed in plane crash

Cessna en route to Takotna was overdue since Monday, March 4.

Warriors return to state February Issue 4 2013

Warriors return to state

Birchwood Christian School's boys defeated Cook Inlet Academy 44-27 to finish second in the Peninsula Conference tournament Saturday and earn a state berth for the second year in a row.

Wounded Warrior February Issue 4 2013

Wounded Warrior

On June 1, 2012 Sgt. Maj. Michael Van Engen had just finished eating lunch in the mess hall at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Southern Afghanistan when all hell broke loose.

Snow master February Issue 4 2013

Snow master

During Fur Rendezvous, Brian Nosich transforms from a mild-mannered father of two into a master craftsman for the ages. “I draw my inspiration from Bernini and Michelangelo,” said Nosich — his tongue firmly in cheek — as he sculpted an 8-foot block of snow on Feb. 22 in downtown Anchorage.

Alaska running on empty February Issue 4 2013

Alaska running on empty

Anyone doubting Alaska faces a looming energy crisis hasn’t been attending Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce meetings.

Greek mythology comes to life February Issue 4 2013

Greek mythology comes to life

Greek mythology, comedy and singing will collide this weekend at Gruening Middle School when the original production of “The Missing Piece of Pi” is performed.

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