Evening Cookout and Campfire

Dinner is served! It’s summer in Alaska, and that means time for cookouts under the sun. Come join us for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship. Meet your neighbors,

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Volunteer Firefighter’s Appreciation Picnic

Come thank a volunteer firefighter! To show our appreciation for the service of our Chugiak volunteer firefighters, UMCC is hosting a picnic, open to the whole community. This is a

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Eagle River Valley searched for Big Foot

A hoax in which this writer was involved back in the mid-1970s turned out to be widely believed—despite “facts” that were intended to be too far-fetched to be believed. It started with a conversation at Bill Higdon’s barber shop in Eagle River. Accountant Gerry O’Connor was in one chair, chatting with barber Don Golden. Golden had been on duty there two years earlier when Don Young, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, stopped by to seek votes. Young lost to Rep. Nick Begich but won the special election held to replace the incumbent who disappeared a couple of days later on a flight to Juneau. Young now is the longest-serving current member in the House. O’Connor was to become a member of the Anchorage Assembly from 1979-85. Just so you know, all that otherwise mostly-useless information is intended to give you a little background for what follows. O’Connor on that day announced to those being treated to, or awaiting treatment in, the tonsorial arts that he received a computer print-out listing all federal grants as provided by the state’s new congressman. It filled a large box of continuous-feed printed pages, O’Connor said while offering to let anyone stop by his office to review it. That, of course, led to a discussion of possible grants that might be sought by the discussion’s participants. One of the suggestions was to seek federal funds to pay for a search for Big Foot. After all, that was as logical and legitimate a use of our tax money as some of the items the accountant described in the seemingly unending list of approved grants.

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Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce Announces New Associate Director

The Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, serving the community since 1970 has announced the selection of Britney Olsen as its new associate director.

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Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League Week Five

Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League Week Five

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Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League Week Four

Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League Week Four

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Making Christmas Memories at Christmas Towne Alaska

During the summer months, Camp Gorsuch in Chugiak is a hub of activity when Cub and Boy Scout camps are in session. In winter, the camp is home to an entirely new activity. The lodge, cabins and recreation areas are transformed with lights, decorations and a generous helping of holiday cheer into Christmas Towne Alaska.

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Barbarians Ink. – Killer Commute

12/14/2017 LAST WEEKNext Week

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Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce Announces New Executive Director

The Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, serving the community since 1970 has announced the selection of Debbie Rinckey as its new executive director. Debbie will fill the vacancy created by Dana Thorp Patterson’s departure in December. The selection was made after a regional search and selection process, during which Debbie served as a board member and volunteer for the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce.  

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