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Fairclough heads to state senate November Issue 2 2012

Fairclough heads to state senate

Unlike other victorious politicians Tuesday night, Anna Fairclough didn’t enter Election Central at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage trailing a crowd of sign-waving supporters.

APD offers tips for safe winter driving November Issue 2 2012

APD offers tips for safe winter driving

With snow and ice here to stay for the next six months, it’s a good time to review safe driving tips. And the Anchorage Police Department has plenty of knowledge to share.

Nine to compete for pageant crowns November Issue 2 2012

Nine to compete for pageant crowns

It’s pageant time. The 2013 Miss Chugiak-Eagle River Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Mirror Lake Middle School. This year’s event features nine local contestants, who will compete for the title of Miss Chugiak-Eagle River and Miss Chugiak-Eagle River Outstanding Teen.

Thrift store blues November Issue 2 2012

Thrift store blues

It ain’t easy being thrifty. Rising rent, decreased donations and expanding competition are forcing the Salvation Army to close its Eagle River thrift store Nov. 21.

Spartans welcomed home November Issue 2 2012

Spartans welcomed home

Army Sgt. Thomas Floyd was deployed in Afghanistan for most of the first year of his daughter’s life, so he’s been playing a lot of catch up since returning to Alaska last month.

Friedli defends state diving title November Issue 1 2012

Friedli defends state diving title

Chugiak senior Kaitlin Friedli scored 371.65 points to win her second straight state diving title Saturday during the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Swimming and Diving State Championships at Bartlett High.

Bringing laughter to the stage November Issue 1 2012

Bringing laughter to the stage

The musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is outrageous, chaotic, but above all else — hilarious.

November Issue 1 2012

General election set for Tuesday

The 2012 Alaska General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6. In addition to President of the United States, voters this year will choose a full compliment of representatives to the Alaska House and Senate.

A ‘wise' decision November Issue 1 2012

A ‘wise' decision

That blanket of smoke hanging over the Eagle River Valley recently was actually part of an effort to keep homes in the valley from catching fire.

Three heroes recognized October Issue 4 2012

Three heroes recognized

Three Alaska Air National Guardsmen received the Bronze Star Medal with Valor for their actions in Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011. Tech. Sgt. Shane J. Hargis, Staff Sgt. Theodore M. Sierocinski and Cpt. Koaalii C. “Koa” Bailey were honored during an award ceremony Oct. 13 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

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