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Lending a helping hand December Issue 1 2012

Lending a helping hand

Instead of sitting down to a nice Thanksgiving meal, Todd Tarner spent the day more than 4,000 miles from his Eagle River home caring for hundreds of people left homeless by Hurricane Sandy.

Munch winners announced December Issue 1 2012

Munch winners announced

On Monday, the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber announced the winners of the 2012 Merry Merchant Munch contest, which was held Nov. 31-Dec. 1 in Eagle River. A record 55 businesses participated in this year’s event. The following businesses were selected as award-winning participants.

ER’s Novak wins statewide award December Issue 1 2012

ER’s Novak wins statewide award

Eagle River’s Suellyn Wright Novak, a longtime advocate for veterans issues who currently serves as executive director of the Alaska Veterans Museum, was awarded the Governor’s Veterans Advocacy Award during a ceremony on Veterans Day.

Schools see enrollment increase December Issue 1 2012

Schools see enrollment increase

Local Anchorage School District schools saw a boost this year, as enrollment is up at each level throughout Chugiak-Eagle River.

Living green December Issue 1 2012

Living green

There’s going green — and then there’s the Karns family. Curt and Cindee Karns’ Eagle River home epitomizes sustainable living. Located just two miles from the Eagle River Nature Center, their house not only limits waste, it turns waste into a resource.

December Issue 1 2012

FBI seeks info on serial killer

Suspected serial killer Israel Keyes stashed weapons and other items in Eagle River for use in future criminal acts, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

FBI says serial killer hid weapons in Eagle River November Issue 5 2012

FBI says serial killer hid weapons in Eagle River

Keyes is believed to have killed at least eight people

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.

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.