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Students from throughout Chugiak-Eagle River came together for a rally at Community Covenant Church in Eagle River Sept. 25 in preparation for gathering around their school flagpoles in prayer Sept. 28 at area See You at the Pole events.

About 150 elementary, middle and high schoolers representing Chugiak, Eagle River and Anchorage schools and homeschool programs participated in the rally to build anticipation for SYATP.

Alliance Christian Fellowship Youth Pastor Josh Talbot encouraged participating students to pray for their teachers and schools.

Eagle River VFW Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9785 is excited to announce the kick-off of the annual Scholarship Contests with local awards and national awards available. The first deadlines are coming up on Nov. 1, 2016.

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest*

Alaskans will soon receive our annual dividend checks. This year’s $1,022 check for every qualified resident will help Alaska families with things like winter fuel, food and clothes, holiday gifts, and saving for college. These checks will boost local businesses and increase local tax revenues.

So, what comes next?

The protest started during the NFL’s preseason by Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers has made its way to Alaska, as six players from West High School in Anchorage took a knee during the national anthem last weekend prior to their football game against South Anchorage, as reported by KTVA television.

Just one debate so far will feature the four main candidates for the U.S. Senate seat, with participation in three others unclear.

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Democrat Ray Metcalfe, Libertarian Joe Miller and independent Margaret Stock have said they will take part in the public broadcasting debate Nov. 3, said Lori Townsend, news director for the Alaska Public Radio Network and moderator for that debate.

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — 673d Civil Engineer Squadron mechanical engineer Jonathan Dalsfoist has been selected by the Department of Energy for the 2016 Federal Energy Management Program Exceptional Career Award, having paid his own salary many times over in energy savings.

Dalsfoist began working for the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers on Fort Richardson in 1979 before reaching the apex of that career, and joining on with the 21st Civil Engineering Squadron – now the 673d CES, Dalsfoist said.

The Blood Bank of Alaska could not fill the order of Providence Medical Center the day it had its grand opening, according to a group of employees who filed a complaint to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration charging BBA leadership with mismanagement and financial impropriety leading to dangerous donor conditions and blood shortages.

Blood bank representatives did not respond to requests for comment.

In correspondence with Linda Soriano, the blood bank’s former grant writer, the FDA confirmed receipt of the complaint, but is not able to comment on ongoing investigations.

The time-weathered road angling up the mountainside was quickly narrowing. Hiking slightly under an elevation of 3,000 feet, I was literally following the footsteps of gold seekers from the last century.

I soon came upon an open adit, or tunnel, where gold ore was taken from the mountain. From this point the raw ore was loaded onto a tramway that transported it about 1,000 feet down the mountain to milling equipment. 

Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber Luncheon

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — During the school year, many parents struggle with balancing morning routines and getting their children ready for school.

Between waking up the children, making breakfast and dropping off the children with a family friend, neighbor, or babysitter just to make sure they make it to school on time, getting children out the door can sometimes be hectic.

The 673d Force Support Squadron offers various family-service programs such as the school age centers for 5-to-12 year olds.