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Satire takes center stage February Issue 4 2013

Satire takes center stage

No matter how many times he reads “The Importance of Being Earnest,” James Jensen never tires of it. “I’ve always loved this play,” he said. Now, Jensen is sharing his fondness of Oscar Wilde’s famous comedy with the Chugiak-Eagle River community.

Iron Dog teams hit the trail February Issue 3 2013

Iron Dog teams hit the trail

Every racer in the Iron Dog has a reason for wanting to make the 2,000-mile run across the frozen Alaska wilderness. For Eagle River’s Vince Salzbrun, reaching the starting line on Big Lake Sunday, Feb. 17 was the culmination of a lifelong dream.

February Issue 3 2013

CVFD has a new boss

For the first time in more than six decades of service, the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department has a female chief. Virginia McMichael was elected to that position at the department’s annual meeting Feb. 6. While she might be the department’s first woman boss, McMichael said she won’t have any trouble fitting into her new role.

Area legislators discuss oil February Issue 3 2013

Area legislators discuss oil

Oil topped the list of issues when the five area legislators returned from Juneau to hold a town hall meeting at the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center on Saturday, Feb. 16.

MLMS stages underwater adventure February Issue 3 2013

MLMS stages underwater adventure

Get ready for an adventure under the sea. Mirror Lake Middle School is presenting Disney’s “Little Mermaid Jr.” on Friday, Feb. 22.

Spouse of the year February Issue 3 2013

Spouse of the year

What’s it take to be a military wife? Just ask Meghan Wieten-Scott. Military Spouse magazine recently named Wieten-Scott as Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Military Spouse of the Year. She’s also in the running for the overall Army Spouse of the Year. That winner will be announced today (Thursday, Feb. 21).

Engineering skills put to the test February Issue 3 2013

Engineering skills put to the test

High-schoolers from Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley and Kenai Peninsula put their engineering skills to the test during a two-day robotics competition Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16 at Eagle River High.

February Issue 2 2013

Three file for Assembly seat

Three Chugiak-Eagle River residents have filed to fill the Anchorage Assembly seat being vacated by Debbie Ossiander this spring.

ERHS goes wild, crazy February Issue 2 2013

ERHS goes wild, crazy

Eagle River High’s gym was transformed into a sea of colors and deafening noise during the Wild And Crazy Kid’s Olympics (WACKO) on Friday, Feb. 8.

Griffith: Electric bills likely to rise February Issue 2 2013

Griffith: Electric bills likely to rise

Anyone who pays for electricity in Alaska is in for a shock. “Everybody’s bill is going up,” said Matanuska Electric Association general manager Joe Griffith at a meeting of the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce Feb. 6 at the Eagle River Ale House.

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