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Picnics and playgrounds for an alma mater

When it came time for Ben Talotta to select his Eagle Scout project, the former Eagle Academy Charter School student thought of his elementary alma mater.
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Prison program offers inmates skills for outside success

The classroom at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center was serene and airy with silver-soft light filtering across the room. Bright nature murals sprawl across the walls and large windows overlook a tree-filled courtyard.
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MAD, SCARY FUN (and Kermit and Miss Piggy, too)

Monsters, action figures, princesses and pirates were out in full force at Fire Lake Elementary School’s Halloween Carnival on Oct. 24. The parking lot was packed and it was almost impossible to make it down the hallway without getting jabbed by someone’s elbow or hat or, in the case of one man’s costume choice, a very large nose.
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Ringing in the holiday “uglies”

The “uglier” the better. That is, at least when it comes to holiday sweaters. While the cliche is that Alaskans tend to lag behind on styles, the ugly sweater trend is fully embraced on the Last Frontier this season. After all, these sweaters are warm and Alaskans do know a thing or two about piling on warm clothing.
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Letters to Santa

Ho, ho, ho. It’s almost time for Santa to squeeze himself down the chimneys of area homes and leave presents for all of the good little boys and girls. To get into the spirit of the holidays, Mrs. Vanagel’s kindergarten/first grade combined classmates over at Homestead Elementary School wrote letters to Santa to let him know what they hope to find under the tree. Enjoy.

Clever and crafty

Crafting enthusiasts in the Chugiak-Eagle River area have turned their artsy pursuits into much more than just fulfilling hobbies. From jewelry and soap-making to calendars featuring local scenes to a home-grown version of treats in a canning jar, area crafters fill a niche for gift givers seeking something unique. These are industrious side businesses showcasing local creativity as an alternative to the standard gift fare found at big box retailers or online.

Eagle River hockey defeats Mustangs

Bringing together a community for a well-played, hard-fought and tightly-contested game between the Eagle River Wolves and Chugiak Mustangs hockey team was in the cards for the hundreds gathered as a capacity crowd Saturday evening at the Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage.

Johnson named publisher of MPG-Alaska

Rona Johnson has been named publisher of Morris Publishing Group Alaska, encompassing the Alaska Journal of Commerce, Alaskan Equipment Trader and the Chugiak-Eagle River Star weekly newspaper. The appointment was announced by Les Simpson, regional publisher for Morris Publishing Group LLC, and publisher of the Amarillo Globe-News.

Ringing in the holiday “uglies”

The “uglier” the better. That is, at least when it comes to holiday sweaters. While the cliche is that Alaskans tend to lag behind on styles, the ugly sweater trend is fully embraced on the Last Frontier this season. After all, these sweaters are warm and Alaskans do know a thing or two about piling on warm clothing.
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Archive » Police Briefs

POLICE BLOTTER -10/30/14

POLICE BLOTTER -12/18/14

POLICE BLOTTER -12/4/14

Man allegedly stabs roommate

An Eagle River man allegedly stabbed his roommate multiple times, according to the Anchorage Police Department. Hugh Jeffrey Perry, 41, stabbed his roommate around 7:40 p.m. Nov. 13 in the yard of a residence on the 12000 block of Copper Mountain Drive.

POLICE BLOTTER -11/20/14

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Alaska Native vote could impact election

ANCHORAGE (AP) — When it comes to the voting power of Native populations in the U.S., Alaska comes out on top. Alaska Natives make up 17 percent of Alaska’s voting-age population, the highest percentage of any state, said Malia Villegas, National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center director. Villegas gave a presentation on the Native vote at the joint Alaska Federation of Natives and NCAI conference Wednesday in Anchorage.

Christmas traditions come from the heart

I cannot believe that it’s just a week until Christmas. It seems to have snuck up on me this year. Normally, I start playing Christmas music in November. This year between getting a new phone and a new computer in October, all my playlists were lost. Normally, I start decorating the day after Thanksgiving, but we were out of town. Normally, I go to all the very cool art and craft shows, the Christmas tree lighting, and other fun holiday-themed activities. This year we were out of town, under quarantine for chicken pox, or celebrating birthdays. My husband is a December baby; while my son’s birthday was in November it was postponed because of travel.

Research points to freshwater problem with Mat-Su salmon

The Mat-Su Basin Salmon Habitat Partnership, representing 55 organizations that share an interest in sustaining salmon in the Mat-Su, hosted a conference in November. During the two days of the 2014 Mat-Su Salmon Science & Conservation Symposium, speaker after speaker gave detailed descriptions of recent and on-going projects that are providing baseline data and documenting the scope of impaired salmon habitat in the Mat-Su basin.

Grateful for opportunity to reconnect with family

It’s been almost four years since we moved to the 49th state, and as a family we have not had the opportunity to visit the mainland. During this time I have missed our family and friends.

Raise your glass to the guy behind the sports pages

It’s Thanksgiving holiday season, time to gather around the table, eat turkey or tofurkey (trust me, it’s not as good as it sounds) and give thanks to the treasures and fortunes of the past year.
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Archive » Letters to the Editor

LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

A very special thanks

The return of statesmen

Thanks for the food donations

As I read the Star the last couple of months, it is obvious that this is a special community. From all of the volunteers at the Chugiak-Eagle River Food Pantry, we would like to thank the community for the large out pouring of kindness in helping us feed those who need a little extra.

Thanks for the love

The family of Linda Anne-Martz Bower would like to thank everyone for the love and support shown to us during the sudden loss of our precious daughter.
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