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Goodbye Jeff, and Godspeed March Issue 3 2014

Goodbye Jeff, and Godspeed

Hundreds of firemen from across Alaska walked solemnly down Fifth Avenue in Anchorage on March 15 to pay tribute to Anchorage Fire Department Senior Capt. Jeffery Bayless, 51, who collapsed during a training exercise on March 7.

Teen rescued after falling 30 feet March Issue 3 2014

Teen rescued after falling 30 feet

The Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department rescued a teen from the Thunderbird Falls area early in the evening of March 15. According to CVFD public information officer David Eastman, the department was dispatched to Thunderbird Falls at 5:45 p.m.

Planning and cooking March Issue 3 2014

Planning and cooking

The Red Wagon Restaurant serves the kind of down-home food your mother used to cook, the kind that makes you feel cozy and warm inside. The tablecloths are checkered, the plates shaped like metal trays and the milkshakes so thick and frosted your straw stands up straight, as if at attention.

Boy Scouts, library project and park access March Issue 3 2014

Boy Scouts, library project and park access

The Boys Scouts of Alaska have a little more money in their piggy bank, thanks to a hefty donation made by the Eagle River Valley Community Council and the Heritage Estates Well Compensation Trust.

March Issue 3 2014

Snowmachining for suicide prevention

Alaska Wildlife Troopers have once again hit the trail, this time snowmachining more than 1,000 miles across Alaska in less than a week in an effort to prevent suicides. This year, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Darrell Hildebrand, Thomas Akelkok, and Jon Simeon planned an ambitious journey to reach adults and school children in eight villages in rural Alaska. Other troopers joined the expedition for sections of the trek as they wound their way from Manley Hot Springs to Nome and back. The trip launched on March 16 and troopers are expected to reach Nome on March 21. Ruby was the first school on the visit followed by schools in Unalakleet, Shaktoolik, Koyuk, Elim, Golovin, White Mountain, and Nome.

March Issue 3 2014

Earthquake anniversary

The State of Alaska will hold a number of events surrounding the 50th anniversary of the 1964 earthquake.

March Issue 2 2014

Food for thought

Chicken noodle soup. Cereal. Macaroni and cheese. These are a few of the items presently running low at the Chugiak-Eagle River Food Pantry.

March Issue 2 2014

Two guys, a couple of books and a library

For the last couple years, The Readers, as I have come to think of them, have come to the fourth floor of Loussac regularly. Two guys, each with a stack of books, sit on either end of the red couch near my office, each engrossed in a book. Obviously, since I work in a library, I see people reading all the time. But the intensity and focus of these two, along with the regularity of their visits, set them apart.

Mixing up the housing market March Issue 2 2014

Mixing up the housing market

By now I’m sure everyone’s noticed the tall, squarish building going up on out on Coronado Road. It’s hard to miss it, since it’s one of the tallest structures around. Geared toward senior housing, the building is part of Cook Inlet Housing Authority’s Coronado Park project development.

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