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Legislators, teachers spar on ed funding March Issue 4 2013

Legislators, teachers spar on ed funding

Education funding was a hot topic March 23 during a Town Hall meeting featuring local State House representatives Lora Reinbold and Dan Saddler. About a dozen teachers from Eagle River High turned out to make their case for state funding of education, which they argued hasn’t kept up with schools’ needs.

Alaskan at heart, Malaysian in soul March Issue 4 2013

Alaskan at heart, Malaysian in soul

Let me start my first column entry by introducing myself. My name is Sivesh Sangar and I am an exchange student from Malaysia. I am under the Kennedy- Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES). I am on a semester program which lasts for 6 months. I will be in Alaska till the end of June. I am hosted in Eagle River and I am a senior at Chugiak High School.

March Issue 4 2013

Proposition 2 raises concerns for Road Board

The Chugiak/Birchwood/Eagle River Rural Road Service Area Board has several questions about part of a $2.6 million area wide general obligation bond that will be presented to voters April 2.

March Issue 4 2013

A journey into silk art brings more than imagined

When someone believes in you anything can happen. It was back in 2008 when JoAnne and her husband, Chris Noyles, saw a silk banner for sale that JoAnne felt she just had to have.

Happy endings March Issue 4 2013

Happy endings

There’s still plenty to be written in the tale of Jim Lanier’s remarkable Iditarod career. “I’ll write another book,” he said recently after arriving home in Chugiak after completing his 16th career Iditarod.

Murkowski's gay marriage views 'evolving' March Issue 4 2013

Murkowski's gay marriage views 'evolving'

Senator says she's reviewing issue closely

Browder to step down as ASD superintendent March Issue 3 2013

Browder to step down as ASD superintendent

School Board president Jeannie Mackie announced March 14 that Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Jim Browder will retire effective June 14 and be replaced by Chief Academic Officer Ed Graff.

Staying home March Issue 3 2013

Staying home

Construction in the Eagle River Valley is booming. Even before spring break-up, crews were already busy framing houses in the tightly packed residential neighborhoods clinging to the valley walls — foreshadowing another hectic construction season in one of the Anchorage area’s few remaining buildable areas.

Kick it with the entire family March Issue 2 2013

Kick it with the entire family

Looking for an activity the entire family can participate in? Chris West has the answer — taekwondo. West started his own business, West Tae Kwon Do, in January and holds classes Monday and Thursday evenings at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

March Issue 2 2013

Skate park plan goes back to drawing board

The Chugiak-Eagle River Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Monday, March 11 to undo a previous board action that removed a skate park from potential uses of municipal land adjacent to Fire House Lane in Eagle River.

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