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It's been that way since 1967, when Paige Morton founded Golden Wheel Amusements after traveling to Anchorage from Washington state one winter to purchase a carnival ride.

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Soon after Kyle Frost was walking, he knew what his life's passion was — aviation. On Saturday, Aug. 13, Frost took a major step toward turning that passion into a career by earning his private pilot's license at age 17.
magine you bring your child to a routine eye appointment and the doctor turns to you and says there is a problem with your child's eyesight. Not just any problem; they are going blind. Many of us can only imagine this scenario, but many more parents live it.
I love our community! We have lived here since 1989, raising our three kids (Hillary, Ryan, and Abi) in Eagle River. They graduated from Chugiak High School. I teach Kindergarten at Homestead Elementary, and my husband John teaches band at Gruening Middle School. Our family is very invested in our amazing community.
Trick or Treat in the Heat, a fundraiser for the Hospice of Anchorage, Ronald McDonald House and Make-A-Wish Foundation, will be held in the Eaglewood subdivision of Eagle River on Sunday, Sept. 11. Blue wristbands, which serve as tickets for the event, can be purchased for $10 at House of Bounce, Picture This and The Crave.


Chugiak continued its football dominance over Eagle River on Aug. 19, rallying for a 35-14 win at Chugiak.
Cross country runners were all business on Saturday, Aug. 20 when the Bartlett Invitational officially kicked off the season with one of the year's largest meets.
For children in military families, moving multiple times throughout their adolescence becomes commonplace. But that doesn't make entering a school full of unfamiliar faces any easier.
Thanks to an influx of first-year players, Chugiak High's tennis team is growing by the day.
Eagle River will host its first Cook Inlet Conference football game Saturday at 3 p.m. against Bartlett.
Duke University freshman Kelly Cobb, a 2011 Chugiak High graduate, is already making a name for herself at the NCAA Division I level.
Chugiak's Sheryl Loan won the expert women's class at the Arctic Bicycle Club's Triple Hill Climb race on Sunday, Aug. 21. Loan, who used her dominance in climbing stages to win the recent Tour of Anchorage, beat second-place Rachel Steer by more than six minutes.


Approximately 15 Alaska National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, along with service members from Mongolia, the Republic of Korea, India, the United States and Canada were recognized during a dedication ceremony for their efforts during a medical civil assistance project as part of Khaan Quest 2011 held at school in the 9th Khoroo, Khaan-Uul District of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 11.


Members of the winning football team walked off their home turf Friday night with sadness. Instead of the usual rush to meet adoring families and girlfriends and pals, the boys shuffled slow and quiet, some pausing in the shadows cast by empty bleachers to wipe their eyes and breathe.


THIS ISSUE marks the debut of the Chugiak-Eagle River Star.
The shale slide leading up to the mountain's ridge was easy to climb, and grass for most of this stretch provided relatively good footing. After about 500 feet I finally reached the ridge, which I expected would be somewhat gradual. However, I was surprised to see that it became precipitously steep on both sides. I recalled my dad's admonishment, when as a child I first showed an interest in climbing: "Stay off the cliffs."

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