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School board supports building Eagle River High
The Anchorage School Board unanimously voted to put a measure on the Municipal ballot that would ask voters to vote on a bond to build a new high school in Eagle River.
Of the $209.3 million in the bond, $125 million would pay for the new school and upgrades elsewhere throughout the district.
Two previous attempts to fund the school failed, however, those lacked state reimbursement for part of the cost. If passed in April, the project would qualify for at least 60 percent state reimbursement.
The Anchorage Assembly will ultimately decide if the measure goes on the ballot.
‘Good Samaritans’ save Chugiak man’s life
Two unidentified people pulled Chugiak’s Jack Dudley, 76, from his burning apartment last month.
A minister and his family were driving on the Old Glenn Highway when they saw the flames. The minister and another unknown person pulled Dudley from the fire, Dudley’s wife, Jo Dudley, told the Star.
“We know he didn’t get himself out,” Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department spokesperson Jeff Hartley told the Star. “He was sure lucky that he had someone watching out for him. With his age and the condition he was in when we got there, one more minute could have killed him.”