July-Issue-1 2011

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July Issue 1 2011

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NTSB Eyes Experimental Aircraft

The National Transportation Safety Board last week launched a study into the safety of experimental aircraft, the so-called "homebuilt" planes favored by some Birchwood Airport pilots and a growing number of enthusiasts in the Lower 48.
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Dipnetting Rules of the Road

The annual dipnetting frenzy at the mouth of the river has become a cherished ritual among urban Alaskans, and their arrival on the peninsula is as predictable as the salmon they follow. And because of the incredible bounty Alaska has to offer, there's plenty of fish for everybody – especially this year. But before you pack up the coolers and head for the beach this weekend, it might be a good time to remember a few simple things that will help make everyone's experience safer and more enjoyable.
Flying Into Business

Flying Into Business

Matt Tomter said he thinks his restaurant will be a big boost to an area not known for its night life.

Five Teens Injured in Tuesday Accident

An early-morning car accident near North Birchwood Loop on Tuesday left an 18-year-old Chugiak man in critical condition at an Anchorage hospital.

POLICE BLOTTER

Archive »Sports

Football Camping Time

Football Camping Time

Both Chugiak and Eagle River's football programs are planning to host camps next week.

Archive »People

Marion M. McConville

Marion M. McConville

Marion M. McConville died peacefully at her Eagle River home on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 76.

Victoria Parsons

Aaron C. Deal

Archive »Schools

Eagle Scout trails project starts to take shape

Eagle Scout trails project starts to take shape

Eagle River's Nordic ski trails are slowly getting a facelift thanks to the efforts of Boy Scouts like Eric Guinn, who recently completed his Eagle project – with a little help from his friends.
'Volun-teen' support crucial in summer

'Volun-teen' support crucial in summer

During June, 19 volunteers at the Chugiak-Eagle River Neighborhood Library worked 234 hours. Fourteen of those volunteers are teens.

Archive »Military

Service honors MPs killed in combat

Service honors MPs killed in combat

A memorial ceremony held June 22 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson honored four military policemen killed in Afghanistan.

Archive »Entertainment

Summer reading programs are in full swing

Summer reading programs are in full swing

Things are hopping at neighborhood libraries all across the city as the Summer Reading Celebration swings into its last month.

Archive »Recreation

Remembering way back when ...Part 1

Remembering way back when ...Part 1

In this first of two parts, Frank E. Baker recalls the many dramatic changes he's witnessed in Alaska during his residency, which began in 1946.
Mt. Marathon draws big crowd

Mt. Marathon draws big crowd

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