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March Issue 2 2013

Rising to the ‘Top’ of their professions

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series highlighting our local “Top Forty Under 40” winners. The Chugiak-Eagle River community racked up six Alaska Journal of Commerce “Top Forty Under 40” selections this year. In addition to Chugiak’s Colin Fay and Eagle River’s John Sims, four more of Eagle River’s finest were honored.

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.

Learning from the best March Issue 2 2013

Learning from the best

A dozen of Chugiak-Eagle River’s finest teachers were honored March 6 for their efforts in education during the annual “Excellence in Education” awards banquet at the Bear Mountain Grill in Eagle River.

All in a day’s work March Issue 1 2013

All in a day’s work

For Army Staff Sergeant Justin Grimm, getting shot at is all in a day’s work. “When you sign up for a job that you’re going to fight in and you deploy enough, you get the sense that it’s going to happen sooner or later,” said Grimm, a member of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

March Issue 1 2013

Three locals die in plane crash

The bodies of three Eagle River residents were recovered Tuesday, March 5 from the scene of a small plane crash near Rainy Pass.

March Issue 1 2013

Three running for local Assembly seat

Three local residents are vying for the Anchorage Assembly seat being vacated by three-term assemblywoman Debbie Ossiander. It is one of two seats that represents Chugiak-Eagle River.

Hands-on cabinets March Issue 1 2013

Hands-on cabinets

Steve Hokanson used to run a hedge fund. But he couldn’t deny what he was born to do — work with his hands. “The money was really good, but at the end of the day, I didn’t make anything,” he said.

March Issue 1 2013

Local professionals are youthful achievers

Eagle River’s John Sims and Chugiak’s Colin Fay were recently named to the 2013 Alaska Journal of Commerce “Top Forty Under 40” list.

March Issue 1 2013

Assembly adopts long-sought Title 21 rewrite

After a decade of work, the Anchorage Assembly finally approved a rewrite of the Municipality’s land use code. On a 9-2 vote — with Adam Trombley and Patrick Flynn opposed — the Assembly pass the Title 21 rewrite as its meeting Feb. 26.

Local c-h-a-m-p-i-o-n March Issue 1 2013

Local c-h-a-m-p-i-o-n

An Eagle Academy Charter School sixth-grader won the 2013 Alaska State Spelling Bee on Friday, March 1 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage.

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