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December Issue 4 2012

Safety first

The holiday season offers a chance to spend time with friends and family, exchange gifts and take a break from our hectic schedules.

Deployment, change shape military December Issue 4 2012

Deployment, change shape military

Events in Afghanistan dominated military coverage in 2012, as a 3,500-member brigade spent much of the year in hostile territory. That group returned to Alaska in October. The year’s other big news on base came in May, when Gen. Michael Garrett took over command of the U.S. Army Alaska from Gen. Raymond Palumbo.

2012: A year of snow, wind and fire December Issue 4 2012

2012: A year of snow, wind and fire

From firefighters to Fuji Gifts, 2012 was a busy, blustery year in Chugiak-Eagle River. There were dramatic stories of survival and heartbreaking tales of loss. As always, there was one big Bear Paw, plenty of political plotting and more animal attacks than most people are comfortable or with. And the weather? It was worth talking about. For better or worse, here are the news stories that shaped our lives in Chugiak-Eagle River over the past 12 months.

December Issue 4 2012

Reality TV dancer coming to local studio

Mitchell Kelly, a Chicago-based professional dancer and choreographer, will visit Eagle River Jan 2 and 3 to teach a master dance workshop at the Stars Dance Studio.

Canterbury’s tale December Issue 3 2012

Canterbury’s tale

Need to know something about the Army in Alaska? For nearly four decades, there’s been one sure way to find an answer: Just ask Chuck.

December Issue 3 2012

Soldier charged with murder

Police have charged a Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier who recently returned from Afghanistan with the murder of his wife.

C-130s help support radar sites December Issue 3 2012

C-130s help support radar sites

Many would say they haven’t used half the math skills they learned in school Why would they? In today’s computer age, most don’t need to.

December Issue 2 2012

Upton back in jail

The 25-year-old Eagle River man charged in a 2010 murder case involving his childhood friend is back in jail on a probation violation — his second in six months.

‘Hands-on applied science’ December Issue 2 2012

‘Hands-on applied science’

Students and teachers at Gruening Middle School enjoy the eighth-grade class’ annual submersible remote operated vehicle (ROV) challenge for the same reason — no textbooks.