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Longtime CVFD firefighter honored
Bruce Bartley was honored for serving 25 years with the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department. Now the fire chief, Bartley was honored during the department’s December business meeting.
“This is as much an honor for these fine men and women who volunteer to work with this department as it is about my years of service,” Bartley said. “They have made this a rewarding undertaking for the past 25 years and are as much a part of this as I am.”
Local shooters win state titles
Locals Matt Martin and Janine Dutton won Alaska State Shooting Championships last weekend.
Martin, a Chugiak High sophomore, won the boys competition with a score of 576 (out of 600). Dutton, an Eagle River High senior, claimed the girls title with a score of 387 (out of 400), edging Anchorage’s Taylor Beard by one point.
More than 30 marksmen competed in the event.
Legislators discuss budget, oil
Area legislators said the state budget and the impact of declining oil prices are top priorities when the next legislative session begins.
“We’ve lived fat, dumb and happy when oil was at $140 a barrel,” Rep. Mike Hawker told the crowd gathered for the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce luncheon. “But with the price of oil dropping to $37 a barrel, today we are facing a daunting challenge to make things work without spending all of our savings.”