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April Issue 3 2013

CVFD to host open house

Members of the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department are losing their hair. It’s not the stress of fighting fires and rescuing injured motorists, but a good cause that has the department about to undergo some serious ear-raising.

JBER MP gets 16 years in spy case April Issue 3 2013

JBER MP gets 16 years in spy case

An Alaska-based military policeman will serve 16 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged for selling secrets to an FBI undercover agent who he believed was a Russian spy, a panel of eight military members has decided.

Building skills April Issue 3 2013

Building skills

How many people can say they know how to safely operate an electric saw? How about install shingles? Or build a shed? A handful of Chugiak and Eagle River high-schoolers can.

Star seeking summer events! April Issue 2 2013

Star seeking summer events!

Info must be submitted by April 19, 2013

A different approach April Issue 2 2013

A different approach

It’s that time of the week again. So this week, I would like to share about the education system in Malaysia and what I found really different when I entered an American school. In Malaysia, students start preschool at around 3 to 4 years old. Elementary school is known as primary school in Malaysia and students start school at the age of 7 and move on to secondary school or high schools at the age of 13. Students start a new year, or move up a grade in January of every year, and this would continue until middle of November before a 1.5 month break ‘til the start of a new school year.

Talents on display April Issue 2 2013

Talents on display

Eagle River High’s most creative students put their talents on display during the school’s Fine Arts Cabaret on Friday, April 5. The annual event brings together visual and performing arts to help raise funds for the program.

Rockin’ out for a good cause April Issue 2 2013

Rockin’ out for a good cause

When Maria Pepperworth wanted to host a concert featuring local metal bands to benefit autism, skeptics weren’t shy about telling her how it would fail. Then she raised $3,000.

Construction starts on Eklutna Generation Station April Issue 2 2013

Construction starts on Eklutna Generation Station

Mantanuska Electric Association started construction on its Eklutna Generation Station when the first truckload of concrete was poured for the power block building’s foundation April 2.

April Issue 2 2013

Four charged with rape, kidnapping

Four men have been charged with kidnapping and repeatedly raping a 17-year-old homeless girl at an apartment in Eagle River. According to APD, the four allegedly forced the girl to drink alcohol and took turns assaulting her at an apartment above the Eagle River Liquor Store in March.

Election controversy April Issue 2 2013

Election controversy

Election Day started out poorly for Anchorage Assembly candidate Pete Mulcahy. Early on the morning of April 2, Mulcahy was notified that some his signs around the Eagle River area had been vandalized. Someone attached signs that read “vote democratic” with screws to the corners of seven pro-Mulcahy signs, he said in an interview Monday, April 8.