From a column by editor Rusty Bellringer in the Knik Arm Courier, Oct. 7, 1970.
From The Eagle, a weekly newspaper published by Shirl Mauldin, Jan. 18, 1963 edition.
The Matanuska Telephone Association announces that June 30, 1963 will be the “Change-Over” date in the Greater Chugiak Area.
The winners of the first annual “Bearfoot” awards for outstanding public service were announced at the annual meeting of the local Chamber of Commerce last Monday night in the Lions Den of the Eagle River Shopping Center.
In the early part of 1963, when Chugiak residents were all on party lines, Matanuska Telephone Association ran a weekly ¼ page notice in the Knik Arm Courier, addressing the problems subscribers might be having with their telephone service. The following is one that was printed in April 1963.
Two fishermen who were enjoying an early morning boating expedition in Lower Fire Lake last Wednesday, had their fun rudely interrupted when their small boat swamped, dumping the pair into the water.
(From the March 30, 1960 edition of the Knik Arm Courier): A local father’s attempt to solve his own problem has given birth to one of the newest and fastest-growing industries in the community.
It’s not a foreign language, merely a combination of CHUgiak, BIRchwood, EaGLE River and HomeSTEAD, the elementary schools involved in a winter sports carnival in the 1970s.