Alaska Statehood Bill Passed 50 years Ago

It was at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 1958, that Alaskans learned about their statehood. A huge bonfire would be lit in celebration of the event.

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Al-Can Highway Construction Starts 75 Years Ago

The 75th anniversary of construction of the Alaska Highway brought recognition of the contribution by black soldiers who played a role in that project.

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Chugiak-Eagle River Has History of Political Pull in Legislature

In 1974, a delegation from Eagle River traveled to the Legislature to allow Chugiak-Eagle River to separate from the Anchorage Borough.

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Television in Early Days

Live radio and television programming was a necessity because of Alaska’s remote location. Television images are transmitted by line-of-sight waves.

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Former Army Airstrip Now A Bustling Airport

What started out as an emergency landing strip in the woods 20 miles north of Elmendorf Field now is an airport home to 303 aircraft.

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Chugiak Spring Carnival Drew Fans From Far, Wide

The town is well-known now to who had a good time at the carnival . . . It was the devotion of the people to their community that made the carnival a success.

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Attu – Aleutian Islands invaded 75 years ago

On Attu lived some 40 Aleut Natives and one non-Native couple. Their world changed forever on the morning of June 6, 1942.

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Volunteer Mission Continues Into Seven Decades

Volunteer fireman Dallon Oberg remembered that he was the first person to respond to a call not long after the fire company was established.

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Young Athletes Anticipate 2017 Baseball

Those teams have won several state championships. The Chugiak and Eagle River high school baseball teams have continued a good tradition in the sport.

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Arctic Winter Games Held Here In 1996

Chugiak-Eagle River went on the global stage in 1996 when 1,625 athletes from around the world were hosted for the 13th Arctic Winter Games.

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