Chugiak 5, Bartlett 2

Josiah Steff, Kris Tomazevic, Hunter Hanson, Josh Smith and Connor Hetzel each notched goals in Chugiak’s 5-2 CIC win over Bartlett on Nov. 29 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. Matt Bennett made 14 saves to earn the win.


Chugiak 2, West 0

Joey Lindquist posted a 23-save shutout while Ted Walters and Kris Tomazevic scored goals to give Chugiak a 2-0 win over West on Nov. 22 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

The 2011-12 high school Nordic ski season gets underway on Saturday, Dec. 3 with the annual Service Snowball races, the traditional annual kick-off to the season.

According to the Anchorage Nordic Ski Association, trails around the Anchroage bowl are in great shape thanks to persistent early-season snowfall.

This year’s Snowball races will be freestyle sprints. Racing action begins at 11 a.m., with each skier making a 1.8-kilometer qualifying run to determine who moves on to the quarterfinals.

More than 120 Alaska Army National Guardsmen said goodbye to family and friends at a departure ceremony held Saturday, Nov. 26 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

The soldiers of B Company, 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry (Airborne) Regiment are headed to Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in Indiana before deploying to Afghanistan for a year. At Camp Atterbury, the soldiers will receive their final pre-mobilization and validation training, according to a press release.

Well, it was another successful Thanksgiving Day at the Eagle River Lion’s Clubhouse. The turkey was plentiful, the ham was hot, the stuffing was fluffy, and deserts were everywhere. This year, like so many, the banquet room was packed and the community showed up in force. People from all different walks of life came together to share a meal, visit with neighbors, and take part in a community event that reminds us all what the Chugiak-Eagle River community is all about.

Man in jail suffers break-in

Anchorage police said they responded to a report of a burglary at an efficiency apartment above a garage on Jamie Drive in Eagle River on Nov. 20. The tenant, it was later determined, was in jail, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. His landlady called police because she noticed someone had apparently broken into the front door of the apartment and also ripped some trim off the inside of the doorway, Parker said.

Anchorage Police Department calls for Monday, Nov. 21 through Monday, Nov. 28


Monday, Nov. 21

9:42 a.m. - Accident - Artillery Road

12:25 p.m. - Suspicious circumstances - Tofson Street

1:32 p.m. - Vehicle in distress - Artillery Road

2:12 p.m. - Accident - East Eagle River Loop Road

3:31 p.m. - Warrant arrest - Eagle River Road

3:41 p.m. - Alarm - Kantishna Drive

4:10 p.m. - Drugs - Eagle River Road

4:27 p.m. - Accident - Eagle River Road

(Note: The following story is mostly true. Only a few of its facts have been changed to protect the entertainment value.)


I guess we have to face it. Phone mail is here to stay, and it appears that our incarceration in the world of electronic answering systems has been lengthened to a life sentence.

Harold Eddins

Former Eagle River resident Harold Eddins, of Joshua, Texas, died on November 23, 2011 in Burleson, Texas. He was 83. Services will be held at a later date.

He was born to Eugene Robert and Melinda Catherine Allen Eddins on April 1, 1928, in Lula, Mississippi. He married Delyne Walker on September 1, 1951, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

“Harold loved her from the minute he saw her until the minute he passed away,” his family said.

Margaret Barenz

Eagle River resident Margaret Barenz died on November 14, 2011. She was 81.

A celebration of life was held Nov. 27 at the Kings Way Assembly of God in Eagle River.

Mrs. Barenz was born April, 3, 1930, in Marshall County, Indiana, to Harry and Lily Haines. She moved to Alaska in 1960 and lived in Fairbanks, Nome, Valdez, Tok, Anchorage and Eagle River. She enjoyed raising money for her church and helping the less fortunate.

Chugiak-Eagle River Star, Issue 48, Volume 45, December 1,2011, Alaska

Heading into hostile territory is nothing new for Brian Flanagan, a member of the Army's 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, who is about to ship out on his fourth tour of duty overseas. But this time around, leaving home will be especially tough.

"Every one has its own challenges," Flanagan said shortly before a deployment ceremony for the 3,500-member brigade at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

This time around, Flanagan will be leaving not just the safety of home, but a newborn son, 3-month-old Colin.

A public deployment ceremony for the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division will be held at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m.

Kelly Cobb is making another big run.

The Duke University freshman striker and 2011 Chugiak High graduate helped her team earn a spot in the women's soccer national semifinals — also known as the College Cup — with a 2-0 win over Long Beach State on Friday, Nov. 25.

Cobb didn't score in the match, though she did lead the team in shots — including one that bounced off the crossbar.

So far this year, Cobb leads her team in goals (11), points (30), shots (89), shots on goal (40) and game-winning goals (6). 

Three Mat-Su residents arrested in a September disturbance involving Anchorage police at the Homestead Lounge are fighting the charges against them.

Police came to the Eagle River bar on Regency Drive the night of Sept. 11. Reports at the time described the situation as an alcohol-fueled melee involving a bar full of people who turned on officers making a routine bar check.

Police said they tackled one patron after he slapped an officer’s arm. They pepper-sprayed another. The three men spent the night in jail.

Dan Graeber manages the Homestead Lounge and Eagle River Bowl.

But there’s more to his story than that.

Graeber spent several years on the national bowling circuit and says he still carries a 210 average, a score that puts him among the top half-dozen senior bowlers in the state. He served on the city council of Cheyenne, Wyo. and ran for mayor.

Graeber came to Alaska in the mid-1980s. He operated the Pines Club, once known as Anchorage’s biggest and most popular country-western nightclub. A rodeo was associated with the club.


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