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Local scouts take part in annual winter campout January Issue 5 2015

Local scouts take part in annual winter campout

Boy Scouts from troops in the Great Alaska Council Bear Paw, Denali and Eklutna district which covers Anchorage, Chugiak, Eagle River, Palmer and Wasilla participated in the annual Freezeere campout Jan. 23 through Jan. 25. The event was held at the Alaska Native Heritage Center located off Muldoon Road.

Student shares honor with friend, classmate January Issue 5 2015

Student shares honor with friend, classmate

He gave the medal he earned to a classmate he said was more deserving. Nathaniel Guderian is a fifth grade student at Eagle River Christian Academy. Tall enough for his age, Guderian’s frame already hints of athletic ability. He plays tennis, football and “a lot of” basketball, he said.

January Issue 5 2015

Opera Night in Chugiak-Eagle River Feb. 7

Alaskan opera fans are in for a rare treat. It isn’t often that world-class opera comes to Anchorage except via way of the downtown performing arts center. It’s even less often that opera shows up in the Chugiak-Eagle River area other than productions by the music and theatre departments of local schools or that of the Alaska Fine Arts Academy.

CER girls ready for state hockey tournament January Issue 5 2015

CER girls ready for state hockey tournament

Perhaps in no other varsity program is the parity of classes more apparent than among those playing for the Chugiak-Eagle River girls hockey team. With five freshman and four sophomores, it is the underclassmen that rank superior, at least numerically, to the balance of the team’s roster including three juniors and three seniors.

Chugiak Community Council says no to cell tower, Iron Dog January Issue 4 2015

Chugiak Community Council says no to cell tower, Iron Dog

A proposed cell phone tower was shot down and Chugiak Community Council members exuded staunch opposition to allowing snowmachines through Beach Lake Park at the council’s lengthy Jan. 15 meeting.

Ready to rumble January Issue 4 2015

Ready to rumble

Let’s get ready to Rumbllllle. No, really. The fifth annual Rumble Cup is up for grabs yet again as Eagle River High wrestlers host Chugiak this Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. And while Eagle River won the inaugural event, the Mustangs have dominated the past three years, even though the Wolves were favored on paper to win last year, said Eagle River High coach Chris Ruggles.

‘Poetry Out Loud’ competition attracts a crowd January Issue 4 2015

‘Poetry Out Loud’ competition attracts a crowd

The library at Eagle River High School was packed with students and not only the obligatory presence of parents a week ago as the school’s 10th annual Poetry Out Loud competition was held. Forget the stereotype of poets as people who page through dusty books, are eccentric societal outsiders continually in deep, reflective thought and oddly always wearing a beret.

Businesswomen go ‘Speed Networking’ January Issue 4 2015

Businesswomen go ‘Speed Networking’

The women gathered in the back room of the Elks Club in Eagle River each represented different business enterprises, yet they were all in attendance on the same mission: pass out information about their work and gather as many business cards as possible from others.

Bye, bye, Sen. Dyson, and budget concerns January Issue 3 2015

Bye, bye, Sen. Dyson, and budget concerns

The Chugiak-Eagle River legislative delegates were in full force at the Town Hall Meeting on Jan. 7. And the big topic was the budget. Or, more importantly, how this year’s budget deficit will impact local projects and programs. But before the meeting even began, there was Sen. Fred Dyson.

Dressed to impress January Issue 3 2015

Dressed to impress

Mark your calendars for the Friday night before Mother’s Day for a unique grassroots fashion show charity event featuring dresses and suits made from recycled materials worn by local models ranging in age from 12 to 80.

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