March-Issue-3 2012

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Fishing derby hooks young anglers

Fishing derby hooks young anglers

After pulling the first fish of the day out of Finger Lake near Palmer, Eagle River’s Matthew Williams, 10, was asked if he’d like to hang onto the small rainbow trout or turn it loose.
A confident campaigner

A confident campaigner

Doug Urquidi thinks his chances of unseating U.Eagle River’s Doug Urquidi is confident he can beat the odds and take down Alaska’s senior Congressman.
Violin virtuoso

Violin virtuoso

A run to be proud of

Eagle River’s Doug Urquidi isn’t your average politician. The 46-year-old electrician says he’s running for the U.S. House not out of a desire to become a high-powered Washington insider, but because he believes citizen government is what this nation was founded on. And although he’s trying to unseat a well-known Congressman in Don Young, Urquidi believes he’s got a great chance to win in November.

Archive »Sports

Senior class leads CHS boys

Senior class leads CHS boys

With nine seniors, Chugiak High’s boys soccer team won’t be lacking experience for the 2012 campaign.
Schroeder back at CHS track

Schroeder back at CHS track

After going through nine head coaches in as many seasons, Jon Schroeder is back at the helm of Chugiak High’s track program.
ER boys under new leadership

ER boys under new leadership

First-year head soccer coach Max Solodkii couldn’t ask for a better team to start his career at ERHS.
Huskies claim championship

Huskies claim championship

Archive »Community

Naval battle waged on Mirror Lake

Naval battle waged on Mirror Lake

Peters Creek — A violent disagreement among several boat owners on Mirror Lake last Sunday led State Police to issue a warning to all local residents who use this popular recreation area for swimming and boating.

The Prayer of Jabez

“Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, ‘I gave birth to him in pain.’ Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.’ And God granted his request.” — I CHRONICLES 4:9-10
10 years ago this week in the Star…

10 years ago this week in the Star…

Molded tomato - cabbage slaw

Molded tomato - cabbage slaw

Archive »Military

Fighter squadron receives flagship jet

Fighter squadron receives flagship jet

Swooping down from an open Alaska sky, two 90th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor fighters - tail numbers 4090 and 4190 - flew above the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson flight line in formation and at speed.

Archive »Recreation

Rain-soaked in Hawaii — making the best of it

Rain-soaked in Hawaii — making the best of it

On the Hawaiian island of Kauai three weeks ago, the rain was coming down in buckets, turning small streams into raging torrents, causing mudslides and flooding that closed roads and schools.
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