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March Issue 3 2012

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Byers’ finish something to be proud of

Byers’ finish something to be proud of

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.
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.
Legislators get an earful

Legislators get an earful

About three dozen people packed the meeting room at the Eagle River Town Center for a town hall meeting with area legislators on Saturday, March 17.

Archive »Sports

Chugiak girls look to make state run

Chugiak girls look to make state run

If Chugiak’s girls soccer team is going to return to state this year, the Mustangs will have to do it without standout Kelly Cobb.
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.
Glacier Bears hockey heads to national tournament

Glacier Bears hockey heads to national tournament

In their first year as a Competition team, the Eagle River Glacier Hockey Association’s Alaska Glacier Bears won the U16 Tier II state title. Now, the Bears are heading to the national tournament in Green Bay, Wis., on March 28 through April 1 to see how they stack up against the Lower 48.
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.

Archive »Community

10 years ago this week in the Star…

10 years ago this week in the Star…

Molded tomato - cabbage slaw

Molded tomato - cabbage slaw

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
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.

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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