Sam Carlson, of Chugiak, will wed Christina Cummings, of Fairbanks, on July 30, 2011 at Birch Hill Recreation Area in Fairbanks. The bride is the daughter of Linda and Wally Kreider of Ketchikan and Warren and Cathy Cummings of Fairbanks. She is a 2011 graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a B.A. in Elementary Education. The groom is the son of Todd and Jenny Carlson of Chugiak. He works for the City of Fairbanks and is set to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2012. The couple will honeymoon in Colorado and live in Fairbanks upon their return.

Kristopher Wagoner, of Peters Creek, and Shelby Spicer, of Chugiak, were married on June 4, 2011 at Sheep Creek Lodge. The bride is the daughter of Sally Spicer and the late Larry Spicer. She is a Chugiak High graduate who is employed at Credit Union One. The groom is the son of David and Sonya Wagoner. He is a Chugiak High graduate and has a BAS from the Universtiy of Wyoming and a Master's from UAA.

Amanda Landon, of Chugiak, was named to the Dean's List at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln for the spring semester. Landon, who is enrolled in the College of Business Administration, is the daughter of Mark and Kyong Landon of Chugiak.

Trevor Stefan, of Chugiak, graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps basic training on July 1, 2011 at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif.


Everyone has heard of "the shot heard 'round the world."

So where was it fired? And would you be able to fire one like it?

Maybe you knew that the phrase was originally penned in reference to the opening battle of the American Revolution, when on April 19, 1775, a small band of colonists fought off a larger force of British redcoats in present-day Massachusetts.

But maybe you didn't. If that's the case, Bob Zio wants to help you learn.

One of the more ambitious summer hikes a person can take begins in Girdwood and winds over roughly 24 miles of spectacular Chugach Mountains terrain to the Eagle River Nature Center. For many people, the trek is a wilderness adventure that can take two or three days to complete.

Or you can just run the thing in a few hours.

That's what 135 athletes plan to do this weekend in the Crow Pass Crossing, one of the more challenging marathons you'll find anywhere in the world.

"It's not a race for beginners," said race director Mike Friess.

Both Chugiak and Eagle River's football programs are planning to host camps next week.

The Wolves' camp will begin July 26 and run through July 29. The camp is open to any student entering grades nine through 12 and costs $40. Campers should bring football cleats and clothes to practice in. The camp runs between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. each day and will be held at the school, which is located on Yosemite Drive off of Hiland Road in Eagle River.

It all comes down to this.

A baseball season that began in dimly-lit gymnasiums in late winter has finally reached its grand finale, the Alaska State American Legion tournament, which begins tomorrow with first-round games between the four lowest-seeded teams in the field.






A massive school of sockeye salmon began flooding the Kenai River early this week, and soon after, seemingly half the cars heading south on the Seward highway had long-handled gill nets attached to their ski racks.

Bar brawl nets one arrest

A bartender at the Homestead Lounge on Regency Drive called 911 to report a large group of people fighting around 3 a.m. on July 9, Anchorage police said.

About 10 officers including units that drove up from Anchorage responded to find 20 people involved in the brawl, police spokesman Lt. David Parker said. He didn't know what triggered the fight.

The National Transportation Safety Board last week launched a study into the safety of experimental aircraft, the so-called "homebuilt" planes favored by some Birchwood Airport pilots and a growing number of enthusiasts in the Lower 48.


An early-morning car accident near North Birchwood Loop on Tuesday left an 18-year-old Chugiak man in critical condition at an Anchorage hospital.

Anchorage Police Department Lt. Dave Parker said Tyler Shaf, 18, was flown by Life Flight helicopter for emergency surgery after suffering head injuries in the accident, which occurred at around 6 a.m.


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