September-Issue-1 2011

September Issue 1 2011

Features

Chugiak swim/dive sweeps to open season

Chugiak swim/dive sweeps to open season

Chugiak High’s swimming and diving team swept West High on Friday, Aug. 25 to kick off the 2011 campaign
Eagle River flaggers take down ‘Stangs

Eagle River flaggers take down ‘Stangs

Eagle River erased two winless flag football seasons with a last-second touchdown to give it a 12-6 victory over rival Chugiak High to open the season Aug. 23.
Eagle River no match for Bartlett

Eagle River no match for Bartlett

Eagle River has maintained a positive attitude through its first two losses of the season — the same was true in Week 3.
Biking for a cause one state at a time

Biking for a cause one state at a time

Koreen Burrow doesn’t let having multiple sclerosis slow her down.
High hopes for Mustang gymnasts

High hopes for Mustang gymnasts

Danica Barto was the Wolves’ lone representative at Chugiak for the first gymnastics meet of the season Friday, Aug. 25.
Small ER squad hopes to make a splash in 2011

Small ER squad hopes to make a splash in 2011

With just 15 swimmers, Eagle River’s team might be lacking in numbers, but that’s not dampening the spirits of senior Brenna Wheeler.
Local artist to show at Jitters

Local artist to show at Jitters

Outdoor painting requires a special set of tools. A portable easel is a must, as is a box for paint and brushes...
Helping churches help people, Part 2

Helping churches help people, Part 2

Last week, I shared with you about the ministry of Love INC of Eagle River.
The sweet taste of State Fair success

The sweet taste of State Fair success

Everyone knows having good plan is essential to a successful visit to the Alaska State Fair.
Radio operators ham it up on JBER

Radio operators ham it up on JBER

With easy Internet access almost anywhere these days, we often forget that everything depends on sensitive electronics...
Service draws blood

Service draws blood

Blood squirted from Travis Craig’s nose like water escaping a pinhole leak in a water balloon.
ABL team confirms Chugiak move

ABL team confirms Chugiak move

ER teen earns pilot’s license

ER teen earns pilot’s license

Soon after Kyle Frost was walking, he knew what his life’s passion was — aviation. On Saturday, Aug. 13, Frost took a major step toward turning that passion into a career by earning his private pilot’s license at age 17.
Meat and potatoes downtown

Meat and potatoes downtown

Veggie lovers and meatheads can go to the same spot in downtown Eagle River to get their fix.
Simple steps toward getting on the bus

Simple steps toward getting on the bus

Herding a few hundred middle school students onto about a dozen school buses isn’t easy — especially when it’s the first ride home many will ever take.

Departments

Archive »Star Departments

From the farm to the classroom

From the farm to the classroom

There are subtle but obvious differences between locally-grown produce and...
Phobias are real, diverse and bizarre

Phobias are real, diverse and bizarre

According to the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education (APIRE), phobia is a strong, persistent, and irrational fear...
Ruminations of an Alaskan in Texas

Ruminations of an Alaskan in Texas

Although I tout myself as a lifelong Alaskan, I spent five years in Texas from 2002-2007 so that I could take advantage of a career opportunity in the energy industry.
Friendly rivalries help fuel cross country success

Friendly rivalries help fuel cross country success

ndividual competition among local cross country runners seems to be working out well for their respective teams.

Archive »This Week's News

Four C-ER chamber seats up for grabs

Nine members of the area business community are seeking four open spots on the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce board of directors
Local artist to show at Jitters

Local artist to show at Jitters

Outdoor painting requires a special set of tools. A portable easel is a must, as is a box for paint and brushes...
Biking for a cause one state at a time

Biking for a cause one state at a time

Koreen Burrow doesn’t let having multiple sclerosis slow her down.
Eagle River no match for Bartlett

Eagle River no match for Bartlett

Eagle River has maintained a positive attitude through its first two losses of the season — the same was true in Week 3.

Archive »Sports

Friendly rivalries help fuel cross country success

Friendly rivalries help fuel cross country success

ndividual competition among local cross country runners seems to be working out well for their respective teams.
Golden Bears outrun Mustangs 35-13

Golden Bears outrun Mustangs 35-13

Chugiak swim/dive sweeps to open season

Chugiak swim/dive sweeps to open season

Chugiak High’s swimming and diving team swept West High on Friday, Aug. 25 to kick off the 2011 campaign
Small ER squad hopes to make a splash in 2011

Small ER squad hopes to make a splash in 2011

With just 15 swimmers, Eagle River’s team might be lacking in numbers, but that’s not dampening the spirits of senior Brenna Wheeler.

Archive »Community

Baked salmon with mustard sauce

Baked salmon with mustard sauce

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane

The Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society appreciates this opportunity to share some of the stories gleaned from its archives...
Helping churches help people, Part 2

Helping churches help people, Part 2

Last week, I shared with you about the ministry of Love INC of Eagle River.
The gift of sight

The gift of sight

Year after year many of us have made the annual trip to the State Fair with our pre-set agendas and carefully considered meal plans.

Archive »People

Thomas-Cerney

Thomas-Cerney

Holly Thomas, of Chicago, Ill., will marry Matt Cerney of Chicago on Oct. 1, 2011 at Willow Harbor Vineyards in Three Oaks, Michigan.
McCain-Kalashnikov

McCain-Kalashnikov

Tabitha McCain, of Birchwood, will marry Vyacheslav (Slava) Kalashnikov in September.

Kairi K. Berg and Alexander V. Matson

Kairi K. Berg and Alexander V. Matson, of Eagle River, were each named to the Dean’s list...
Patricia (Trish) Opheen Redmond

Patricia (Trish) Opheen Redmond

Longtime Eagle River resident Patricia Opheen Redmond, 55, died unexpectedly Aug. 18, 2011, at Alaska Regional Hospital.

Archive »Schools

From the farm to the classroom

From the farm to the classroom

There are subtle but obvious differences between locally-grown produce and...
Cutting class

Cutting class

Chugiak High junior Sam McCall enjoyed cutting class last week.
Simple steps toward getting on the bus

Simple steps toward getting on the bus

Herding a few hundred middle school students onto about a dozen school buses isn’t easy — especially when it’s the first ride home many will ever take.

Archive »Military

U-Fix-It shops save time, money on JBER

U-Fix-It shops save time, money on JBER

Radio operators ham it up on JBER

Radio operators ham it up on JBER

With easy Internet access almost anywhere these days, we often forget that everything depends on sensitive electronics...
Guardsmen recognized for overseas medical work

Guardsmen recognized for overseas medical work

Approximately 15 Alaska National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, along with service members from Mongolia...
Carson Lerch

Carson Lerch

Carson Lerch, 19, of Eagle River, graduated from basic training...

Archive »Entertainment

‘The Debt’ a surprisingly classy, well-made thriller

‘The Debt’ a surprisingly classy, well-made thriller

Classy, solid and well-acted, “The Debt” is a rare bit of meaty, intelligent filmmaking during the ordinarily dreary final days of summer.
Don’t fear ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’

Don’t fear ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’

Size shouldn’t matter when it comes to scary creatures.
Who is Loussac and why should you care?

Who is Loussac and why should you care?

Anchorage Public Library is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the opening of Z.J. Loussac Public Library...
Hollywood outdoes itself on superb 'Help'

Hollywood outdoes itself on superb 'Help'

A class act such as “The Help” is rare enough in Hollywood.

Archive »Recreation

Phobias are real, diverse and bizarre

Phobias are real, diverse and bizarre

According to the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education (APIRE), phobia is a strong, persistent, and irrational fear...
Ruminations of an Alaskan in Texas

Ruminations of an Alaskan in Texas

Although I tout myself as a lifelong Alaskan, I spent five years in Texas from 2002-2007 so that I could take advantage of a career opportunity in the energy industry.
Do you remember the old Bird House?

Do you remember the old Bird House?

There are some pieces of Alaska’s history that refuse to succumb to the ravages of time.
Patience is one of our most useful virtues

Patience is one of our most useful virtues

With school just starting, I believe the subject of patience is quite timely. I feel eminently qualified to talk about patience, in that I spent mostof my life totally devoid of this human attribute. Sometimes I think that if I hada modicum of patience as a younger person, I could have done wondrous things. I might have learned how to swim, read music, overcome my mental block on algebra and chemistry, trained a dog to do something impressive, learned how to play golf and perhaps acquired enough skill to draw something more sophisticated than stick figures.