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Chugiak senior becomes Miss Teen Alaska
Chugiak High senior Tammy Shepherd, 17, was selected as Miss Teen Alaska. She will represent the state in the national competition Nov. 24-Dec. 2 in Hawaii.
Shepherd told the Star she plans to keep Alaska as a theme throughout the entire pageant.
“I think it’s important that people understand Alaska,” she said. “That it’s not just Eskimos and igloos.”
Candidates support ski resort in Eagle River
Mayoral candidates Tom Fink and Dave Walsh pledged support for a ski resort to be built in Eagle River Valley.
Speaking at a fundraising event, Fink said, “This resort needs to be built and if I’m elected, I’ll be meeting within one week of taking office with the appropriate state officials — governor included — to get this proposal for leasing some ski runs approved. We can’t afford to turn out backs on 150 jobs and $175 million worth of private construction when Eagle River’s economy is in the doldrums,” he said.
Walsh gave “aggressive support” for the project. He cited it as one example of benefits from tourism, which would bring outside money to the area.
Surveys show most commute alone
Municipality of Anchorage surveys showed that 74 percent of workers in Anchorage drive to work alone. Nineteen percent of people carpool. The Rideshare program offers incentives like reduced priced parking for those who carpool.