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Spartans welcome new commander December Issue 2 2012

Spartans welcome new commander

Col. Matthew W. McFarlane assumed command of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division from outgoing commander Col. Morris T. Goins during a change of command ceremony held Dec. 5 at Hangar One, here.

Avalanche of knowledge December Issue 2 2012

Avalanche of knowledge

Avoiding avalanches is all about awareness. “You gotta have your head in the game,” advised avalanche expert Blaine Smith, a trails planner for Alaska State Parks.

‘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.

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.

December Issue 1 2012

Military to conduct weapons training

Explosions, small arms fire may be heard in surrounding communities through Dec. 12

December Issue 1 2012

FBI seeks info on serial killer

Suspected serial killer Israel Keyes stashed weapons and other items in Eagle River for use in future criminal acts, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

December Issue 1 2012

‘It’s showing goodwill and generosity’

Students at Willow Creek Elementary will be a little warmer this holiday season — and they have the Birchwood ABC student council to thank.

Albright murder house gutted by suspicious fire December Issue 1 2012

Albright murder house gutted by suspicious fire

An early-morning fire Nov. 27 gutted the North Juanita Loop home where three men beat to death Harvey “Charlie” Albright in 2010.

Schools see enrollment increase December Issue 1 2012

Schools see enrollment increase

Local Anchorage School District schools saw a boost this year, as enrollment is up at each level throughout Chugiak-Eagle River.

ER’s Novak wins statewide award December Issue 1 2012

ER’s Novak wins statewide award

Eagle River’s Suellyn Wright Novak, a longtime advocate for veterans issues who currently serves as executive director of the Alaska Veterans Museum, was awarded the Governor’s Veterans Advocacy Award during a ceremony on Veterans Day.

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