Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Two Months Away

Two Chugiak mushers will be in the world-famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race that starts two months from today.

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Community’s Past Points to Exciting Future

The launch of ECHO News is THE major event for our publication in 2016, the focus of this week’s column is the path that brought Chugiak-Eagle River to 2017.

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When The Postmaster Plays Santa

Being Santa, the kindly postmaster tracked them down in order to make sure they would get packages that arrived late christmas eve.

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If Joe Kapella Approached, Just Reach For Wallet

Joe Kapella had a reputation for taking people’s money. When you saw him coming, you might as well reach for your wallet.

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Chugiak Postmaster Paul Swanson Remembered

Important to the development Chugiak was Paul Swanson – school agent, bus driver, landlord, businessman, postmaster and quiet counselor.

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Ed Willis Early Chugiak-Eagle River Leader

Ed Willis is a soft-spoken man who became important to the political and social development of Chugiak-Eagle River.

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Danny Bell Left Mark On Community

The extension of Eagle River Loop had long been proposed by Danny Bell. Years later, he admitted that he secretly bulldozed it in the 1970s.

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Glenn Briggs A Community Benefactor

From government reindeer manager to pig farmer, Glenn Briggs became a huge figure in the development of Chugiak-Eagle River.

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Schools a Never-Ending Challenge

Those families who settled Chugiak in 1946 had children of school age, but there was no school for them to attend.

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