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June Issue 1 2013

House fire claims Chugiak home

A Birchwood home was destroyed by fire Friday, May 24 on Jayhawk Lane off Birchwood Loop. According to the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department, a fire was reported at around 12:30 a.m. When crews arrived, an attached garage was fully engulfed in flames, said CVFD spokesman Jeff Hartley.

May Issue 5 2013

Soldier gets six months

A 33-year-old Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier was sentenced to six months in prison and ordered dismissed from the Army after he was convicted by a military judge of abusive sexual conduct, driving under the influence of alcohol and disobeying the lawful order of a superior commissioned officer. According to the Army, Chief Warrant Officer Guillermo Castillo must also forfeit #3,000 per month for 12 months.

Fishing for Freedom May Issue 5 2013

Fishing for Freedom

Seward charter fishing boat captain Skip Massey has an easy answer for why he’s opened the past four seasons with a boatload of nonpaying clients. “Because it’s an awful lot of fun,” said Massey, a former Marine who was one of dozens of Seward captains who volunteered their boats for the Annual Armed Services Combat Fishing Derby held May 23.

Security forces ready for the worst May Issue 5 2013

Security forces ready for the worst

Airmen and civilians of 673d Security Forces Squadron performed their annual high-risk response training during Police Week, training that is part of a Pacific Air Forces-wide program. The U.S. Air Force partnered with Analytical Services Incorporated to conduct a diverse range of high-risk response exercises. Headquartered in Shirlington, Va., ANSER is a public service research institute that worked with the Air Force in 1958 to help with the research and development of more proficient ways of assessing situations that threaten the security of America and its people. A cadre consisting of ANSER senior analysts devised several exercises, which utilized the concepts of responding to high risk situations.

‘Mourning and meaning’ May Issue 5 2013

‘Mourning and meaning’

Hundreds of people respectfully roamed the sun-drenched grounds of the Fort Richardson National Cemetery Monday during the facility’s Annual Memorial Day Service. “This is a day for both mourning and meaning,” said Glenn Madderom, Chief of Cemetery Improvements and Development for the National Cemetery Administration.

May Issue 5 2013

Artist uses everyday objects to create her unique pieces

Let your imagination take flight. Artist, Holly Goozen did this twelve years ago and hasn’t stopped since. After starting a family, Holly began to use her creativity on furniture pieces she found at garage sales. She stripped the furniture down and decorated the pieces with bold colored paint and papers. Her creations included abstract designs and images of nature.

ER Road project is underway May Issue 4 2013

ER Road project is underway

Work is underway on a $16.9 million state project to improve Eagle River Road. Alaska Department of Transportation project manager Steve Frey said the initial tree-cutting phase caused some consternation among residents in neighborhoods along the road.

First ascent May Issue 4 2013

First ascent

Five Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 212th Rescue Squadron became the first group to reach the 20,320-foot peak of Mount McKinley this year, summiting North America’s tallest mountain May 9.

Another record-setting year for snowfall May Issue 4 2013

Another record-setting year for snowfall

For the second year in a row, the Anchorage area set a new snowfall record. This year it wasn’t the amount of fluffy stuff that went down in the history books — last year Anchorage had more than 11 feet — but the days between the first and last snowfall.

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