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An adventure Down Under April Issue 4 2013

An adventure Down Under

Justin Toth’s first trip outside of the country will be a memorable one. The Eagle River High sophomore leaves June 16 for a 20-day trip to Australia through the People to People Ambassador Program. “It’s pretty big for my first time,” Toth said.

Musical Mustangs April Issue 4 2013

Musical Mustangs

Chugiak High has a top-notch music department — and it has the hardware to prove it. Chugiak won the Choral, Instrumental and Overall Sweepstakes trophies — the competition’s top honors — at the Heritage Music Festival, which featured 19 schools from six states, in San Francisco on April 13.

April Issue 4 2013

Bear Paw!

Get out your boots and spurs, because a western-themed Bear Paw is right around the corner. The theme for this year’s annual community celebration is “Round-up at the Bear Paw Corral,” which Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber special events coordinator Merry Braham said should make for a stompin’ good time.

April Issue 4 2013

APOC looks into election sign vandalism incident

The same business that printed newly elected Anchorage Assemblywoman Amy Demboski’s campaign signs also printed the small signs that were used to vandalize runner-up Pete Mulcahy’s campaign signs.

Drones could reduce time caught in power outage April Issue 4 2013

Drones could reduce time caught in power outage

Filming Iron Dog racers out the window of his buddy’s Cessna 180, Eagle River’s Cody Kubitz couldn’t help thinking how nice it would be to have an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, to do it instead.

Fire destroys Birchwood home April Issue 3 2013

Fire destroys Birchwood home

Owner escapes, cat dies in Monday morning blaze

Polar Force 13-3 wraps up April Issue 3 2013

Polar Force 13-3 wraps up

The continuous 24-hour operational readiness exercise, Polar Force 13-3, came to a close Monday after a week of evaluating Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Air Forces deployment capabilities, despite weather complications.

Boston tragedy April Issue 3 2013

Boston tragedy

Chugiak’s Jacob Bera, 35, was far from the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions rocked the annual footrace Monday, April 15.

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.

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.

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