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She’s on her way

Incumbent Lisa Murkowski was declared the winner in a tight race for the Alaska State House after earning a 56-vote win over Chugiak’s Nancy Dahlstrom in the District 18 primary. At the time, the district included Fire Lake, Elmendorf, Fort Richardson and parts of Muldoon and Government Hill.

“It is good news to me that the results are finally in,” Murkowski told the Star.

Since there was no Democratic candidate in the primary election, Murkowski would go on to represent the area in the State House following the general election.

 

Proposed shuttle service hopes to help commuters

A 46-year-old Eagle River man applied for a vehicle-for-hire permit that would allow him to operate a shuttle service between Anchorage and Eagle River. John Kersbergen said he was hopeful the city’s Transportation Department would grant his request, which would subject him to the scrutiny of city oversight.

“If I was a customer, I’d want to ride in a regulated vehicle,” Kersbergen said. “Because then I’d know I was safe.”

 

Chugiak boy helps save father

Brandon Gebel, 12, was being hailed as a hero after helping save his father after their ATV overturned during a hunting trip near Sutton. According to the Sept. 12, 2012 Star, Brandon and his dad, James, 39, were trapped underneath the machine. But after freeing himself, Brandon managed to locate warm clothes and a sleeping bag for his father. The pair then waited out the night together until help arrived the next day.

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