March-Issue-5 2012

March Issue 5 2012

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Bill Lowe fire station shuttered

Bill Lowe fire station shuttered

Anyone driving past Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department Station 35 recently may have noticed the red steel building no longer looks much like a working firehouse.

Executive directors receive honors

The Chugiak-Eagle River community knows about the great work done by Seth Kelley and Mark Lackey.
Club honors members

Club honors members

Five Eagle River Boys & Girls Club members were honored with Youth of the Year awards Friday, March 9 at the Eagle River Ale House.
Making a  difference

Making a difference

How many people does it take to make 150 sandwiches in 45 minutes?

Archive »Sports

Blue Devils head to national tournament

Blue Devils head to national tournament

After stellar regular season and postseason play, the Mustang Hockey Association’s Blue Devils PeeWee AA hockey team is heading to the national tournament.
Birchwood Christian makes history — again

Birchwood Christian makes history — again

Birchwood Christian School’s boys did it again.
Area swimmers succeed in Juneau

Area swimmers succeed in Juneau

Dozens of local swimmers made a splash in Juneau Feb. 24-26 for the Alaska Age Group Swimming Championships.
Jim Lanier

Jim Lanier

Athlete of the Week - March 15, 2012

Archive »Community

Time Was 3/15/12

Time Was 3/15/12

“Believe it or not”

“For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” — John, 3:16
Shirley Gavin, dog sled champion

Shirley Gavin, dog sled champion

The top lady dog musher in the whole world is still Chugiak’s own Shiley Gavin.
Annual derby gives kids a chance to get out on the ice

Annual derby gives kids a chance to get out on the ice

Twelve years ago, Pat Mahoney and the Eagle River Lions sponsored a free fishing derby for kids in the local area.

Archive »Schools

Excellent educators

Excellent educators

Twelve local educators received “Excellence in Education” awards at the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce luncheon March 7 at Bear Mountain Grill.

Archive »Military

Joint airdrop operation resupplies Combat Outpost Chergotah

Joint airdrop operation resupplies Combat Outpost Chergotah

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan — A joint airdrop operation between Task Force Spartan...

Archive »Entertainment

Trip to Mars is no fun in 'John Carter'

Trip to Mars is no fun in 'John Carter'

Yes, there is life on Mars in “John Carter,” and it’s deadly dull.

Archive »Recreation

Scores of Alaskans turn out for celestial light show

Scores of Alaskans turn out for celestial light show

The evening of March 8, a Thursday, was nothing short of a celestial extravaganza. A full moon vied with the aurora borealis to create a spectacular light show across the skies, while Venus and Jupiter played tag as they crouched above the western horizon.