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Jan - 08 - 2004

A review of Alaska Alaska's homeland security efforts in 2003

Alaska Star Spotlight

Arctic Thunder 2003 air show named best in country

Calendar

Chugiak High football coach Cantrell resigns

Corrections

DUI enforcements net 250 violators

Eagle River hockey team stopped by familiar foe in Canada

Frahm just misses 300 game

How has the "Orange Alert" affected your life?

Legislators

Letters To The Editor

Lions donate to Station 11 firefighters

Mustang girls remain unbeaten: Bears gobble up boys

Obituaries

Old Timers Dinner tradition lives on

Opinion

Principal, teachers like stricter rule enforcement at CHS

Probasco racks up win

RDC provides irregular goods with regular old hospitality

Second time a charm for Blue Devil B hockey team in Canada

Time Was

X-mas tree recycle deadline nears

Jan - 15 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Calendar

Chief Monegan honored upon reaching 30 years with APD

Chugiak cross country skiers swift in Kincaid Relay

Eagle Academy gets conditional approval

Fort Richardson soldier killed in accident

From Chugiak to Cuba - local woman reflects on travels with choir

Informant's conversation

It's time to get involved in planning new school

It's Your Business

Letters to The Editor

Municipality doesn't want your snow

Musician turns students on to Spanish culture

Mustang girls win Challenge, lose a top player

Obituary

Opinion

Orange Alert meant many changes for local military

People We Know

Shorthanded Mustang hockey team takes care of West Eagles, 3-1

Time Was

Varsity boys

Which local state legislator best represents your views?

Wrestlers second in Kenai

Jan - 22 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Boys go 1-1 on Kenai Peninsula

Businessperson's Race was crazy, cold and close

Calendar

Chugiak High girls' basketball team remains unbeaten

Cold cancels cross country ski race

Dahl, Arnett skate to win

Don't forget to plan for what comes after the 'I do' - the food!

Gift-giving guidelines to stay wedded to

Grapplers place

He means business

Hockey team of shutouts

House Speaker Pete Kott: I am keeping my options open

Ice rink reopens

Kott defends punishing Lynn

Letters To The Editor

Municipality: ambulance fees will stay

Ogan focus of recall election effort

Opinion

People We Know

Program connects kids to troops

Seven vie for Miss Chugiak-Eagle River crown, scholarship

Should state Rep. Bob Lynn have been punished by his Alaska GOP colleagues?

Street fixes to affect homeowners

The 10 commandments of toasting at weddings

The Renaissance musher loves dogs, art, wine, life

Time Was

To teach or not to teach - couple preps for budget gaps

Why do they do all those strange things at weddings?

Willow's Ellis takes Eagle River Classic sprint dog race

Jan - 29 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Calendar

Chugiak couple fulfill Iditarod dream together

Cold temps mean fast junior mushing

From haircuts to snowmachines, white sales abound

Grapplers prep for Region tourney

Guest Editorial

How much more snow will Chugiak-Eagle River get this winter?

Letters to The Editor

Local legislators share views on Permanent Fund

Middle School skiers given options in preview

Miss Chugiak-Eagle River 2004

Mustang boys win one, lose two in T-Bird Classic

Mustang girl, boy bowlers one point short of perfect

Mustang girls

Mustang skaters blank Bartlett, best East

Ogan hopes to enshrine dividend

People We Know

Powder Ridge vote still a go

Smith files for Anchorage Assembly seat

The changing face of the U.S. Army Alaska

Time Was

University's local branch sponsors ASE certifications for auto mechanics

Winter is...

Feb - 05 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Army transformation begins: Stryker activation ceremony set for March

C team first, JV squad second at West tourney

Calendar

Chugiak-Eagle River library may be on ballot again

Chugiak's Miles sets sights on first Iditarod

Corrections

Do you agree with the cuts in eduction made by the Anchorage School Board

Education cuts target Mirror Lake, Gruening

Fewer sweeties will be getting sweets on Valentine's Day

Find Cupid in Chugiak-Eagle River

Going for the pin

How to contact your legislators in Juneau

I-DID-A-WALK: Eagle River to Nome

Letters to The Editor

Mauldins to mark 60th Valentine's Day together

Middle school skiers open season near middle of pack

Most local chamber members support secession

Mustangs 3rd in chilly Skiathlon

Mustangs crown six region champs

NWS: January was third coldest in 20 years

Opinion

Safety

Salmon can be romantic

School board: Parents may have to help pay for sports

Snodgrass takes over as Elmendorf commander

The exit exam is tough because it was meant to be tough

Three cheers for chocolate!

Time Was

Top 10 romantic movies

Valentine trivia and folklore

You're never too old to fall in love again

Feb - 12 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Anchorage emergency incident management team established

Calendar

Correction

Doing nothing is not so easy when there's nothing to do

First Fish

How to contact your legislators in Juneau

Iditarod veteran Bomhoff ready

Letters to the Editor

Math and Science plus fun equals learning at Birchwood

Opinion

Ordinance leaves out Anchorage

Plenty of local Valentine's Day events on tap

Ride-along reveals the personalities behind the snow plows

Taking a stand: Do you support a state sales tax, income tax?

Time Was

United Methodist Church turns 50; party planned

What is your favorite part of Valentine's Day?

Where's the fire? Chugiak-Eagle River's seen few

Feb - 19 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

April ballot

Begich-Roderick book awkward, but raises vital issues

Calendar

Christian high school teens fight facial hair ban

Chugiak out-battles Lynx for 3rd at state

Comp hockey teams ready for tourneys

Cross Country skiers prep for regionals

HB 441 will give fair share of oil wealth to the people

High enrollment at school prompts expansion plans

How to contact your legislators in Juneau

Lawmakers make, move assortment of bills

Letters To The Editor

National Guard: 'Just Say No' not always enough

Obituaries

Ogan: 'What does not kill you makes you stronger'

Opinion

People We Know

Public mulls Greenbelt trail choices

Seven area legislators listen to constituents' concerns

T-Birds, Mustangs split six games

Time Was

U.S. Army takes care of its own, and so should we

What is your favorite thing to do in the snow?

Feb - 27 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Begich, Comeau to do chamber luncheon

Briefs

Briefs

Brunke takes pet sitting to the highest level: Love

Cabin Fever brightened up by Air Force base program

Calendar

Chugiak girls right ship with wins

Correction

Elmendorf airmen train in Cope India exercise

Fast times, fastidious moose highlight junior ski races

How to contact your legislators in Juneau

Letters to the Editor

Local athletes

Local 'Screaming Eagle' shares Iraq tales

Mustang Bantam B

Mustang buzzer-beater earns win over Service

Obituaries

Opinion

Police crack

Seven to run for three MEA seats

Ski team strength puts CHS near top at region meet

Taking a Stand: Do you support seceding from Anchorage?

Thinking Day promotes global awareness, business minds

Three local businesswomen share secrets to success

Time Was

To be or not to be a Mustang

Top 10 facts concerning women business owners

Watering the greenhouse

Where is the most slippery place you have to go?

Mar - 04 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Bowlers end season on a roll

Calendar

Chugiak girls beats Lynx, fall to Cougars

Chugiak High Grad Blast seeks donations

Coal bed mundane

Educators getting creative in getting kids to read books

Former Chugiak teacher dead; police suspect suicide

Head sport: Chess club offers company, competition

How to contact your legislators in Juneau

Iditarod visit nixed again

Kott: Information is the ultimate renewable resource

Letters to The Editor

Mustang boys fall to Dimond, beat Service

Mustang boys second, girls fourth in ski finale

Obituaries

Opinion

People We Know

Podvin leaves rich legacy

Privatized housing transition nears completion at EAFB

Sled dogs have personalities too, as mushers know too well

The yolk's on you

Time Was

What is your favorite vantage point for watching the

Why Chugiak-Eagle River should support Proposition 16

Mar - 11 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Anchorage's future is bright despite negative ad campaign

Bowlers collect hardware

Briefs

Bunde seeks to make seatbelt law primary

Business Briefs

Calendar

Catering due opens Jo-Hansen's restaurant

Correction

Eagle Academy holds meeting

East boys defeat Mustangs; Stallworth injures back

'Evicted' students get homeless lesson

Griffin returns in Chugiak's overtime loss

How to contact your legislators in Juneau

Iditarod cancellation not convincing

International soldiers plentiful in Fort Richardson U.S. Army unit

Letters To The Editor

Local contigency of athletes return from Arctic games

Locals do well in Tour

New flares burn off gas from landfill

Obituaries

Opinion

Parents battle over boundaries

Short Takes

Snowmachine racer goes national

Taking a Stand: What is your most important piece of legislation?

They managed to find love before Saigon fell

Time Was

Victims' rights package passes House, moves to Senate

Would adding lanes to the Glenn Highway ease traffic snarls?

Mar - 18 - 2004

611 Squadron returns home from Iraq tour

Alaska Star Spotlight

Boundary Commission to discuss secession

Calendar

Chugiak girls earn state berth

Correction

Eagle River man, 72, dies in house fire Monday

Garbage bear debate begins early

Garbage hauling costs to drop here, rise in Anchorage

Letters to the Editor

Mustang boys fall short at regionals

Mustang track coach eager for more sets of legs

On to the state tournament

Opinion

Shackelford is named Mustang football coach

Stephanie Lagerlef knows how to dance

Stryker activation ceremony set for Friday at Fort Rich

Students learn while tracking Iditarod musher-teacher

Time Was

What is your favorite part of the St. Patrick's Day celebration?

Yes, we face difficult challenges, but look on bright side

Mar - 25 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Calendar

Comm Center events coming in April

Commission: 44 ways to secede

Correction

Couple says patience key to remodeling homesteader's house

Crowd, weather boost Fun Run

Don't forget to remodel those home insurance policies

Don't shelve the scissors, paper and glue

Fort Rich unit activated, Stryker Brigade complete

Homeowners warming up to radiant kitchen floors

How to contact your legislators in Juneau

Kindergarten aides - expendable or necessary?

Lanier finishes Iditarod 18th

Letters to the Editor

Local math teacher honored at White House

Mustang softball team looks strong, despite few at tryouts

Mustangs battle back to fourth-place finish at state

New roof, paint first line of defense against elements

Opinion

People We Know

Propositions, bonds have local impact

Sweet

Taking a Stand: How do you assess Alaska's fiscal situation?

Three battle for local MEA seat

Time Was

Wash your windows

What are you doing during spring break?

Apr - 01 - 2004

9-hole disc golf course slated for Schroeder Park

Alaska Star Spotlight

Briefs

Briefs

Calendar

Collaborative health care comes to Chugiak-Eagle River

Colonist Vanover recalls Depression-era farm life

Definitions are key when engaging in budget debate

Fire destroys family's valuables in shed

Fully involved

Fun times in the snow

Glacier Bear Squirts third

Glacier Bears beat Mustangs in Peewee hockey finals

Hockey tryouts start next week

Knowles was on right track with state's Quality Schools Initiative

Letters To The Editor

No locked positions yet on young Mustang baseball squad

Obituaries

Officer school changes awards program

Opinion

Ossiander or Smith?

People We Know

Short Takes

Six vie for two school board seats

Sping snow delays soccer practice progress

The DMV confiscated my expired Blockbuster youth card

Time Was

Two of three election bonds would fortify local schools

Village concept unveiled by Senior Center officials

Voters to decide Powder Ridge fire service area matter

When will it stop snowing?

Apr - 08 - 2004

35-year well pumper likes old customers, new tools

Academy separates wheat from tares

Alaska Star Spotlight

Briefs

Calendar

Cameras at Chugiak Elementary fill blind spot at entrance

Chugiak High bowlers shine in 2004

Chugiak-Eagle River: place of many climates

CO detectors given away

Costumes, eggs, Easter Relays end mushing season

Eagle Academy meets its enrollment requirements

Easter food donations needed

Felon-free proposal stirs controversy

Hairdressers know secret to longevity in business

How to contact your legislators

Letters To The Editor

Local legislators fight for nuisance moose, crime victims

Middle school track numbers up

Obituaries

Opinion

Ossiander in; yes on Prop 16; no on libraries

People We Know

Pierce charged with robberies

Shattuck, DeVilbiss, Massie elected to MEA board

Short Takes

Snow delays CHS soccer season start

Tae Kwon Do tourney held

Taking a Stand: Should the capitol be moved from Juneau?

Time Was

Two Easter Egg hunts planned

What should the United States do in response to the recent killing of four security contractors in Iraq?

Write-in election candidate Kendall, supporters cry foul

Apr - 15 - 2004

22 Knik swimmers in Junior Olympics

Alaska Star Spotlight

APD wants local neighborhood watch groups

ASD to examine fallout of proposed anti-felon ordinance

Beaudion sentencing scheduled April 27

Briefs

Burnett will be principal

Calendar

Cheney makes fuel stop at Elmendorf

Cool customers

Crimes against 'unborn child' legislation gets boost, boos

Eagle River's Underwood earns First Lady's volunteer award

Elmendorf's 'Eggstravaganza' builds sense of community

Exam dates might move spring break

Fire Lake dam is failing

How to contact your legislators

'Lady on purple bicycle' keeps daughter's memory alive

Letters To The Editor

Mustangs kick off soccer

National military family award program launched

New school lines get Board's approval

Obituaries

People We Know

Shop Talk

Short Takes

Softballers content with inside practice

Time Was

Track team to go this week at Dimond High mini-meet

When did you file your taxes?

Wrestling invitational this week

Apr - 22 - 2004

5-year-old is pilot for a day

Alaska Star Spotlight

Briefs

Briefs

Calendar

CHS boys burn up the track

Correction

Dam still two weeks out; road stays closed

Down for the count

Earth Day - what we can do

Editorial

Her students are the best medicine

Host Eagles win wrestling invite, look ahead to state

How to contact your legislators

It's Your Business

Job fair set for April 29

Letters to the editor

Local bus service to expand this summer

Local swimmers swift at JO meet

McDonald Rec Center turns 20, looks to grow

Military members get chance to 'Experience Alaska' on base

Mustang soccer teams split Juneau series, lose to Linx

Obituary

People We Know

Post office lobby to close nights, Sundays

Pullens mark 60 years of marriage

Search for Miss Bear Paw underway

Short Takes

Taking a Stand: What issue must still be addressed this session

Team Fullmer wins Rec hoops trophy

Time Was

Traini backs off anti-felon ordinance idea

Upscale senior duplexes coming to Powder Ridge

Vehicle struck by hanging steel ball

What environmentally friendly things do you do?

Apr - 29 - 2004

$30,000 in budget to study Chugiak-Eagle River secession

98 percent pass graduation exam at Chugiak High

Alaska Star Spotlight

Birchwood

Calendar

Calling all military bargain hunters

CHS boys track team wins big against West; girls fall

Colts coach impressed despite loss

Consider for a moment the rake

Coyotes drop one as they get on track

Crunch time: Legislators prepare for session's end

Dan Kendall bids Assembly farewell

Early bird planters might not get greenest garden

Election breakdown puzzles local officials

Gardening - read all about it

Girls soccer team splits; boys win 2

Governor signs victims' rights bills

How to contact your legislators

JROTC Dining Out held

Letters To Editor

Mustangs start season with no-hit win over Bears

Obituaries

Opinion

People We Know

Spring Market set for Saturday

Streetlight vote goes both ways

Time Was

Tips on how to garden without a yard

We must set limit on spending - but not on 'rat races'

What do you think about the post office lobby closing at night?

Year-round poop scooping prevents springtime mess

May - 05 - 2004

A recipe even a child - or husband - could follow

Alaska Star Spotlight

Bad Palmer air chases Relays athletes to Bartlett

Bears roaming Eagle River

Calendar

Campbell gets a second star

CHS choirs sweep in Texas

Chugiak High girls softball team hot out of slow gate

Chugiak-Eagle River darters shoot up another season

Eagle River nurse to be honored

Eagle River's Loan wins Bike For Women

End-of-season team rankings

Girls soccer team struggles into Regions

How to contact your legislators

It's official: Boundaries for new high school approved

Letters

Mother's Day gift ideas for younger children

New parking fees required at 10 state

Obituaries

Opinion

Saturday is Cleanup Day

Stevens makes trip to Iraq

The history of Mother's Day

Time Was

Two new principals hired at local schools

What is your favorite memory of your mom?

May - 13 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Business Briefs

Calendar

Colts win final home track meet

Dirt roads becoming history

Elemendorf aviators hold open house

Essay: People who live at the end of dirt roads

Fatal crash Saturday

Guest Editorial

Hardballers start season with wins

Letters To The Editor

Local lakes ready for summer fishing

Mirror Lake Middle School track squad victorious on all four fronts

Mosquito season begins

Motorized use scarring trails

Mustang kickers advance to state

Mustangs track team rides losses into Region IV Tournament

Obituaries

Old Glenn work begins

People We Know

School radio star given award

Scout camp ranger pulls stakes

Short Takes

Softball team remains unbeaten

Spring break dates changed

Spring cleaning for safety

Time Was

Trail etiquette and safety guide

What did you bring to the landfill during Cleanup Week?

May - 19 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Begich: City Hall's coming to Eagle River

Briefs

Calendar

CHS grads offered $2.26 million in scholarships so far

Chugiak Elementary teacher named tops

Chugiak High girls soccer team sneaks into state tournament

Chugiak High Honor Grads

Class of 2004

Editorial

Era ends: Thomas sells 'duck pond carwash'

Fort Richardson graduates 115, education center in 2005

Fred has left the duck pond

Gruening works toward track

How high are gas prices going to go?

Kickers prepare for state playoffs

Letters to the Editor

Military golf courses open

MLMS athletes have high hopes

MTA holds election

Mustang softball team remains perfect on season

Mustangs stumble into region meet

Obituaries

People We Know

Saved by the Legislature

Short Takes

The dilemma: Evacuate wildfire or defend your home?

Time Was

What they accomplished

Wildfire evacuation drill planned in Eagle River Valley

Young CHS sluggers lead league

May - 26 - 2004

2OT loss derails boys soccer bid

Alaska Star Spotlight

Barking law takes bigger bite

Boys fifth, girls tenth in track finale

Briefs

Briefs

Calendar

CHS girls soccer sixth at state

Chugiak softball team keeps winning

Correction

Eagle River family mourns fallen Marine

Editorial

Eklutna Challenge draws families with moms in lead

Hewitt sets three track records, leads MLMS

Homemade root beer incident raises ruckus, questions

Letters to the Editor

Memorial Day events planned

Military outdoor equipment rentals available

Mustang hardballers tops in region, head to state

Nervous grad parents can always blame the Locker Monster

Obituary

People We Know

Retired prison chef follows new passion

Time Was

What are you going to do over Memorial Day Weekend?

Jun - 03 - 2004

Airmen volunteer to feed Anchorage's hungry

Alaska Star Spotlight

At last!

Bear dumping ground disturbs Eklutna, state

Calendar

Community helps family after fire

Eagle River man charged with Correira's 2003 murder

Editorial

Elmendorf Community Center to open Friday

Fort Rich program builds tomorrow's leaders

Harnish, Bailet-Stoner out-muscle field, named Mr. & Mrs. Chugiak

In the summer, I like to...

Letters to the editor

Local pair going uncommon places on common bikes

Mitchell hangs up whistle after 25 years of coaching

Moose watchers 'go to school' in own backyard

More than 100 DARE to say yes to drug-free lifestyle

My summer plans...

Non-GOPs challenge legislative incumbents

Obituaries

Old Glenn project down the road but causing stir now

Promises leave them bald-headed

They say I'm afraid to fly - but what do they know?

Time Was

What is the most disgusting thing you found when cleaning out your school locker?

Jun - 09 - 2004

14 Chugiak High grads are first Spanish Immersion students

1-501st to get help transitioning from war to home

Alaska Star Spotlight

Calendar

Chugiak boys close second in state baseball tournament

Dam rehabilitation engineers fishing for federal funds

Eagle River teen wins Fort Rich volunteer of the year award

Eagle River Triathlon pulls in top names, fast times

Guest Editorial

JV softball finals Black and Blue again

Letters to the Editor

Local soldiers help Mongolians

Mustang girls place second

Neighbors fight wildfire until crews arrive

New Birchwood flight planning center takes off Saturday

Obituaries

Officials: Wildfire drill right on time

People We Know

Seven locals to compete for Miss Alaska crown

Short Takes

Time Was

What do you remember most about President Ronald Reagan?

Jun - 16 - 2004

Airmen play 'bad guys'

Alaska Star Spotlight

Bear-spooked moose makes off with swing set

Beekeeper kills sweet-toothed grizzly

Briefs

Calendar

Commentary

Crime reports increase

Editorial

Elmendorf sets stage for Arctic Thunder Air Show coming to town

Father and son contracting business blooms

Foster, adoptive and biological father all same person

He taught me to never give up on mushrooms and life

'Homeless' Eagle Academy to miss 2004 start date

Is Chugiak-Eagle River prepared for a major wildfire?

Legislators discuss accomplishments, special session

Letters to the Editor

Local disc golf tournament draws 30

Locals fare well in Run for Women

Locals win Colony Days tourney for 2nd straight year

Moose Run Creek Course: Where old golf balls go to die

Obituaries

People We Know

Post 33 Mustangs unbeaten

Pregnancy Resource Center's future is uncertain

Short Takes

Time Was

Wasilla woman dead after Glenn Highway accident

Jun - 23 - 2004

3-year-old Eagle River boy dead after accident

Alaska Star Spotlight

All-Star teams selected

Arctic Thunder air show set for this weekend

Briefs

Businesses celebrate building boom's 20th anniversary

Calendar

Chugiak Fire Department offers CPR, first aid classes

Corrections

Eagle River woman named Mrs. International Alaska

Editorial

Eklutna transmission line upgrade plans irk MEA

How did you beat the recent heat?

Letters to the Editor

Local Dems club hopes to loosen GOP grip

Locals make mark in Mayor's Marathon races

'Mac' Center celebrates 20th birthday

Military training exercise finished for now

NHL's Swanson off to Germany

Northern Impact, Arctic Storm, Heat hit national softball trail

Obituaries

People We Know

Robin's nest at summer cabin a welcome nuisance

Scottish Highland Games Saturday

Short Takes

Time Was

Tired Post 33 team takes break

Jun - 30 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Army unveils new Stryker vehicles

Beach Lake Park set to expand

Briefs

Calendar

Chugiak parade to feature plenty of flags

Chugiak third in hot, hazy Fairbanks tourney

Correction

Disc golf tourney opens new Eagle River course Saturday

Eagle River brown bear killed last week

Editorial

Extravaganza kicks off local Fourth fun - on the 3rd

Knights take Knik

Letters to the Editor

Obituaries

People We Know

Pipes on the grass

Sexist behavior alive at hair salon, snipped at Ship Creek

Time Was

Too hot to handle

Wechter doesn't wilt in kilts despite hot Highland Games

What is your favorite type of fireworks?

Work winding down on Old Glenn right on schedule

Youth movement, Loan impress onlookers in bike marathon

Jul - 06 - 2004

A good day to dance

Alaska Star Spotlight

Briefs

Calendar

Cannes, Sundance and now the Bear Paw Film Festival

CHS Class of 1984 reunion this weekend

Chugiak Parade features plenty of red, white and blue

Correction

Eagleglen: manicured to perfection

Editorial

Fifty locals conquer - or at least survive - Mount Marathon

Five local bands to perform Friday and Saturday at Bear Paw

Golf course tough enough without ball-thieving fox

Hotel owner pulls out of Microtel chain, goes it alone

It's your business

Joyce and Ed Willis celebrate 55 years of marriage

Legion goes .500 in game spree

Letters to the Editor

Make way for Bear Paw!

Mariners win Knik Majors title

New North Slope owners embrace tall order

Once sad and overweight, Faulk is Ms. Fitness again

People We Know

Rapp gets fresh in Chugiak-Eagle River - fruit, that is

Revised all-star schedule announced

Rotten sneaker judges selected; get your T-shirt

Seniors try rafting on Placer and love it

Time Was

What is your favorite part of the Bear Paw Festival?

Jul - 13 - 2004

75 skaters compete at McDonald Center

Alaska Star Spotlight

Alward, Ekemo win Bear Paw 5K

Army space used for bird rehab

Bear Paw breaks records

Bear Paw fun-runners cool in heat

Briefs

Briefs

Calendar

Chamber doles out five community service awards

Chili's backs out of 'challenging' Eagle River lot

Editorial

Even short day on slime line is long for this rookie

From duct tape to smelly shoes, here are the winners

Letters to the Editor

Lions Club wary of MTA hut plans at park

Locals offer 'real' Alaska

Obituaries

People We Know

Short Takes

Time Was

Two Knik teams top Little League tournament so far

What's biting?

When do you water your lawn?

Jul - 22 - 2004

Air Force provides outdoor adventures

Alaska Star Spotlight

Birchwood family bringing it to State Fair

Calendar

Cops nab mail theft suspects

Cosmos shine, win in Far North Soccer tournament

Crossing record bows to Schwoerer's relentless pursuit

Did Martha Stewart get what she deserved?

Editorial

Guard supporting firefighting efforts

Heat, Storm win tourneys

Juniors looking to defend district title

Knik 9/10 All-Stars still in the mix

Knik Majors teams exit with identical records

Lack of umpires subjects 'civilians' to verbal abuse

Letters to the Editor

Meetings on Community Center to begin Wednesday

Misty Moose

New DART bus pickup service to begin Monday

Obituaries

People We Know

Post 33 rights ship for tourney

Safety Briefs

Short Takes

Softball teams exit tourneys

Time Was

Upgraded lights, signage slated for Birchwood Airport

Jul - 29 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Calendar

Chugiak runners ready

Correction

Editorial

Eye on the sky

Fire Lake dam reconstruction delayed another year

First month of summer hottest, driest on record

Football practice under way

Huge ice slab perplexes railroad engineers

Knik Juniors win district title

Locals hold bible school in Shishmaref

No primary heat in five local races

Obituaries

People We Know

Post 33 wins district, earns top seed at state

Sharing The Success

Swim Team wins Improvement Award in state LC meet

Time Was

Top ten tips to prevent mail theft

What do you think of People Mover's new DART pickup system?

Aug - 05 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Black bear loses battle with Harley-Davidson

Calendar

CHS volleyball coach expects team to contend in conference

Chugiak battles state tourney foes

Chugiak Volunteers add fifth fire station

Correction

Family, friends welcome soldier home from Iraq

Gymnastics set to go

It's your Business

Japan forces call Alaska home for week

KidsDay on Fort Rich

Letters to The Editor

Mattison is All-American

Mustangs voted to District team

Obituary

One butterfly coming up

Opinion

Read all about 'em!

School bond packages include CHS renovation funds

Short Takes

Stampede slated for Saturday

Swim coach looks for large turnout this season

Tennis begins on Monday

Time Was

Vandals slash through neighborghood

What has been your favorite summer movie so far?

Aug - 13 - 2004

4 sports start at Chugiak

Alaska Star Spotlight

Blueberries early, small this year

Calendar

Chamber soliciting comments on Title 21 code update

Chugiak showcases team at Stampede

Chugiak takes fourth in state

Consulting group shapes town center idea

Elmendorf children take to the stage

Fresh produce coming to the Commissary

How do you feel about recent increases in the terror security alerts?

Letters To The Editor

Middle schools fail No Child standards

Opinion

People We Know

Playground fire spreads fast, saddens community

Time Was

Traveling baseball team prepares for coming tourney

Warrens celebrate golden wedding anniversary

Aug - 19 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Alaska's post-traumatic stress cases increasing

Calendar

Chugiak runners open season; Cherry records win

Correction

Editorial

Four wildfires snuffed in Chugiak

Godfrey, Muni reach lawsuit settlement

How important is a playground to elementary education?

JV team opens season with win over West Valley

Letters

Mustangs trample Wolfpack

Obituaries

Ossiander asks for more cops

People We Know

Peters Creek Park disc golf course a go; club plans 21 'holes'

School nurses: quality education depends on quality sleep

Senior walk nets enough for new wheelchair van for Chugiak center

Some advice to take to heart

Take folic acid - every day

Task force soldiers return home

Teaching kids healthy eating

The ABCs - of washing your hands

Time Was

U.S. Senate candidates stump in Eagle River

Veterans get helping hand at Stand Down

Volleyball and tennis set to go

Where to vote

Aug - 27 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

ALCOM employee retires after 42 years

Back to school functions begin today

Calendar

Chugiak runners cruise in timeless Bartlett Relays

Commission to discuss its secession role

East downs CHS in non-conference game

Editorial

Geronimos get new commander

Guard reaches accident-free flying milestone

H.U.G.S.S. coat giveaway today

How to protect homes from burglaries

JV Mustangs tie T-birds

Letters to The Editor

Local anglers win coho derbies

Locals earn State Fair Farm Family of Year award

Loken named Realtor of the Year

Mustang tennis team opens at Service

New glass and steel sculpture welcomes all to CHS

Obituaries

Olympians inspire Chugiak swimmers

People We Know

Primary end marks beginning for seven local candidates

Stevens Visits

Time Was

V-ball squad hosts two-day invitational

What is your favorite part of the Alaska State Fair?

Sep - 05 - 2004

Acting like a pro: Local attends military theater camp

Alaska Star Spotlight

ASD seeks name for new school

Calendar

CHS swimmers excel at first meet, ready to take on Service

Chugiak Elementary celebrates 53rd

Chugiak learns from bottom of Invite

Friend's problem spurs local man's aircraft invention

Good, Clean Fun?

Gymnastics team needs more bodies

High school expulsions up 29 percent

Junior ROTC holds camp

Letters to the Editor

Mustang tennis team drops opener

Mustangs shut out Wolverines

Nature Center fans mourn loss of Dick Lloyd

Obituaries

Ogan out; Stoltze in? Up to Murkowski

Opinion

Parks rainmakers had to step in for Mother Nature

People We Know

Runners sixth at Skyview

The spirit of nature made Dick Lloyd tick

Time Was

What is the one thing you want to do before school starts?

Sep - 10 - 2004

CES reunion was strictly 'old school'

Firm to study secession feasibility

Go Mustangs!

Letters To The Editor

Memorial planned for halftime at football game

Mustang tennis team collects first win

Sep - 16 - 2004

Alaska Army Guard unit activated

Alaska Star Spotlight

Borough formation marks 30-year anniversary

Briefs

Brothers sentenced for fraud

Calendar

Chugiak fall baseball season begins

Chugiak netters split week's matches

Chugiak swimmers split with Service

Eagle River greenbelt alternative unveiled

Is the nation any safer three years after the 9-11 attacks?

Letters to The Editor

Local pingpong champs qualify for National Senior Games

MTA utility hut not going in Lions Park

Mustang cross country runners in hunt as Region nears

Mustangs avenge only loss

New equipment to be in by winter

Opinion

People We Know

Playground fire brings blast from the past

Police quickly catch suspected bank robber

Short Takes

Solemn remembrance

Stoltze won't replace Ogan

Time Was

Volleyballers successful at invitational

Wrestlers rock

Sep - 23 - 2004

Boys suffer first swim loss

Calendar

Cat is out of the bag - finally

Chugiak gymnasts outperform East, Service in tri-meet

Chugiak High School JV football and C teams win big

Corrections

Cross country team runs into sickness before Region IV meet

Editorial

Fall means

Fall Means Cleaning Gutters

Five years

Group home owner, neighbors at odds in South Fork

Head lion roars into town

High Rollers

Homecoming Winners

Hometown Holiday Greetings come to Alaska

Jeremy Nicolls realized his dream of coming home

Letters to the Editor

Local Army father

Mustangs

Outdoor decorations more than pumpkins on the porch

People We Know

School roundabout community's first

Shop Talk

Tennis team falls

Time Was

Volleyball squad splits with Region IV foes

What yard work do you have left to do before winter?

Winterization tips from the pros at Consumer Energy Center

You can never go back - unless you make new memories

Sep - 30 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Briefs

Calendar

CHS gymnasts aim high, fall short

CHS Rifle team drops season opener to Service

Chugiak High tennis team wins one, loses one

Coyotes dominate first tri-meet

Dimond swimmers beat Chugiak

Eagle River entrepreneur redefines 'woman's work'

Eagle River trail just another bait-and-switch swindle

Editorial

Families participate in mock deployment

Female chaplain first for Fort Rich

Gruening harriers balanced

Letters to the Editor

Mustang boys swift in snow

Mustang spikers

Mustangs fall short in Juneau

Obituaries

People We Know

Question of the Week:

Road plan to take a bite out of Chugiak

Schools race for health in Jamboree

Shop Talk

Snow catches community off guard

Time Was

Valley veteran to fill Ogan's shoes

Winter safety fair set for Saturday

Oct - 07 - 2004

ALASKA STAR SPOTLIGHT

Briefs

Calendar

Cherry defends state crown

CHS tennis team drops two, preps for region tournament

Chugiak downs South on rifle range

Chugiak High gymnasts second in three-way meet

Chugiak JV team defeats West in season finale

Cigarette vendor up in arms

Community School pogram returns with new, unique classes

Correction

Corrections

Editorial

Elemendorf F-15s touch over Japan skies; no injuries

Good cause brewing

Hot Job

Letters To The Editor

Military dollars one are step closer

Military fire departments to merge

Munch plans under way

Mustangs edged by top-ranked Eagles

Nordic ski chalet to open next month

Obituaries

Question of the week:

Snowing, snowing, GONE! - Chamber auction beats elements

Stoltze, Angell face off

Time Was...

Training kicks in for Mustang swimmers

Yard of the year

Oct - 14 - 2004

$919 ways to spend the PFD

Alaska Star Spotlight

Alaska State Parks volunteer spots available close to home

Bank tellers must wear permanent smile on PFD day

Begich takes on Kott

Birchwood meets Old West when 49ers ride in

Briefs

Calendar

CHS Rifle team sweeps Bartlett

Chugiak bounced from playoffs by West

Clarification

Correction

Coyotes set to run with pack

Early season shopping

Editorial

Elmendorf preps to keep flight line free of snow

Floral design course attracts variety of students

Fort Rich housing fire extinguished

Gruening girls win division relays

It's Your Business

Letters to the Editor

Making the sale

Mustang boys, girls place third in three-way swim meet

Naming committee picks 'Eagle River High School'

Obituaries

People We Know

Playground reopened

Question of the Week:

School safety award created

Shop Talk

Short Takes

Tennis team finishes 6th; coach pleased

Time Was

Title 21 concerns prompt forums

Truth about Leman initiative motive twisted by knaves

U.S. Attorney asks for help from Chugiak-Eagle River

Volleyball team splits matches with West, Palmer

Wallace hands Fuji Gifts over to niece

Oct - 21 - 2004

ALASKA STAR SPOTLIGHT

Begich takes campaign to DVD

Briefs

Briefs

Briefs

Calendar

CHS Girls hockey games to get brighter spotlight

CHS hockey practice under way

CHS shooters split with East

Comeau backs name: Eagle River High School

Corrections

Editorial

Elmendorf's Honor Guard - a closer look

Gear up for the Nordic ski season

Hawker faces Democrat Moore, Independent Brown

Kicking habit was easy until the patch fell off my arm

King leads Gruening to championship

Letters To The Editor

Mustang swimmers swept in South riptide, but coach satisfied

Mustangs survive volleyball invite

Nurse shortage evident in open position at new school

People We Know

Question of the Week:

School to go all-computer all the time

Several parks projects budgeted for construction

Shoptalk

Singing In The Fall Season

South High wins gym meet

State tennis tourney draws some Chugiak entries

Sundts celebrate golden anniversary

Time Was

Oct - 28 - 2004

ALASKA STAR SPOTLIGHT

ASD approves name: Eagle River High School

Briefs

Briefs

Briefs

Calendar

CHS gymnasts defeat Bartlett; key athlete injured

CHS student moderates U.S. Senate debate at West

Chugiak rifle A team outshoots West

Chugiak volleyball team splits four-match flurry

Coach likes hockey talent

Editorial

Fall Fest coming to Elmendorf

Fine Arts Academy grows, adds Alaska Dance Company

Fort Rich to gain 2,000 soldiers by November '05

Girls hockey program grows

Hitting the streets

Hurt dog gets nationwide support

It's time to make choices

Letters To The Editor

Local campaign coffers - who's been contributing to whom?

New fleet

Obituaries

People We Know

Question of the Week:

Shop Talk

Swimmers lose to South, prep for regions

Time Was

What to do on Elmendorf

Wrestlers aim higher

Nov - 04 - 2004

Alaska Fine Arts Academy holds annual fund-raiser

Alaska Star Spotlight

Alaska Veterans Museum plans march forward

Big wins for Kott, Stoltze, Hawker

Boys third, girls fifth in swimming regionals

Briefs

Calendar

Christian rock band has high hopes

Chugiak High, North lose all-star game

Chugiak ready to hit wrestling mats

Clock tower plans move ahead one tick, brick at a time

Correction

Country Fair this weekend

Did asymmetrical warfare require taking battle to Iraq?

Editorial

Gun show attractions

Gymnasts head to Region IV finals

Let there be light

Letters To The Editor

Mustangs lose hockey opener

People We Know

Question of the Week:

Shop Talk

Short Takes

Students collect box tops for books, music class

Time Was

Veterans Day events on planned in area

Volleyball team is longshot in Region IV tournament

Youth sports a plenty

Nov - 11 - 2004

ALASKA STAR SPOTLIGHT

Alaskan Joint Command officer Everson retires after 23 years

Bears leave, blowdown cleared, trail re-opens in time for ski season

CABA donates money for student reflective patches

Calendar

CHS gymnasts battle for third in region

Chugiak girls blanked in hockey opener

Chugiak thrashes Service

Correction

Country Style

Eagle River's Kott out as Speaker

Editorial

Gruening grapplers find middle ground

Horse helpers need help

Letters To The Editor

Mustang wrestlers place seventh at Palmer Invitational

Mustangs finish fifth at Region volleyball finals

Mustangs flat in state swimming, diving championship

Nine to compete for two local pageant crowns

NRA banquet set for Saturday

Obituary

Off road sliding

Our land is not your land

Parks department wants staffing boost

People Mover celebrates

People We Know

Question of the Week:

Rifle team shares league lead

Santa lands at Fort Greely

Short Takes

Snowfall just the ticket for cross country ski troupe

Stoltze bill would slow new Capitol building plans

Students fight leukemia one quarter at a time

Time Was

Veterans Day events today and Saturday

Nov - 18 - 2004

ALASKA STAR SPOTLIGHT

A day to remember

Alaskan veterans recognized

Arsenic levels lower here than in Anchorage wells

Bedroom burglar surprises Eagle River couple

Briefs

Briefs

Calendar

Editorial

Fort Greely gets final components

Letters To The Editor

Local claims Taekwondo gold in Florida

Local holiday bazaar schedule

Local reps' fate unknown after power grab fails

Local royalty

Locals compete in Air Force flying competition

Mirror Lake undefeated, Gruening wrestlers faring well

Mustang rifle team continues streak with 5-2 win over Bartlett

Mustang varsity boys hockey squad snake-bitten twice

Obituaries

Paint-splattered canvas motivates students to behave

People We Know

Perfect Presents for Pets 2004 Holiday Gift Guide

Question of the week:

Secession financial study downsized to fit budget

Short Takes

Soap maker hopes to make holiday memories

South Fork's Johnson files for Assembly

Time Was

What to get teens - just ask them!

Wrestlers fifth in Bob Bailey Invitational

Nov - 25 - 2004

ALASKA STAR SPOTLIGHT

Alaska to get defense dollars

Archers take aim for the holidays

Avid angler fishing for new heart

Briefs

Briefs

Briefs

Calendar

CHS choir fund-raiser coming soon

CHS hockey girls lose to North, South

Correction

Dahlstrom, Hawker lose chairmanships

Editorial

Elemendorf wins William Tell flying competition

Holiday spirit is up for grabs!

It's Your Business

Letters To The Editor

Man, 72, kills wife

Mary Alice Adams retires, sells Christian bookstore

Merchant Munch approaching

Mustang hockey team collects trio of wins

Neuschwander commits to playing ball for UConn

Obituaries

Puppet maker follows tradition

Question of the Week:

Short Takes

Students make new friends whether they like it or not

Time Was

UAA chancellor: Local campus has good thing going

UAA's Fitt-Chappell embraces role as Alaska Shootout veteran

Visiting General

Wrestlers stumble, place 11th in tourney

Dec - 02 - 2004

50 boys try out for hoops team

Air Force Band offers free family concerts

Alaska Star Spotlight

Briefs

Briefs

Calendar

Chaparrals

Eagle River Elementary resurrects student leadership

Editorial

Fairclough and Ossiander:

Forfeits factor in Chugiak rout of Service grapplers

Griffin signs with Nebraska

Harris: Kott likely

'Invasion' burglaries continue

Letters To The Editor

Like Father Like Son

Local author Smelcer hits big time

Lynx pounce on Mustangs

Modest Merry Braham is queen of the Munch

Munchers, start your appetites!

Mustang rifle team tripped up by East T-Birds

Obituary

People We Know

Santa's helpers

Short Takes

Time Was

What vice do you feel you can't live without?

Winless Mustang girls hockey team faces Team Central

Dec - 09 - 2004

ALASKA STAR SPOTLIGHT

Briefs

Briefs

Calendar

Chugiak High bowlers improve as season rolls on

Chugiak wrestlers third at Bartlett

Chugiak-Eagle River church special events calendar

Editorial

Elmendorf Airmen, wax your skis

ERCS Eagles place third state hoops tournament

Federation of Community Councils receives funding

Funds approved to replace leaky Fire Lake Dam

Letters To The Editor

Merry Merchant Munch winners

Mirror Lake grapplers repeat as eight-time city champions

Mustangs optimistic about rifle finals this weekend

Mustangs split with Dimond, Service in hockey action

National Guard photographers, writers honored

Obituaries

Parachute Infantry leader talks about deployment

People We Know

Question of the Week:

Schnell: snow piles in right-of-way illegal

Shop Talk

Short Takes

Snow arrives just in time

Snow brightens spirits, covers ice

Students get pointers on how to land a job

Time Was

What's blue, silver, and howls?

Dec - 16 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

Boys start hoops season with easy win

Boys third, girls sixth in Lynx Loppet

Briefs

Calendar

Chugiak High hockey team goes 0-1-1

Chugiak rifle teams place fourth in Region Finals

Eagle River High School: A first look inside

Editorial

Experts prep community for disaster

Exxon Valdez spill still news in Ott's new book

Girls hoops: Mustangs overwhelming on Peninsula

Grandmother, Dyson combine efforts to get path plowed

He delivers more than hot food

Knik Swim Club fares well at age group finals in Fairbanks

Letters to Santa

Mirror Lake girls volleyball team wins Jamboree

Obituary

People We Know

Public Safety Briefs

Question of the Week:

Santa Claus coming to base breakfast

Seawolves sign Fort Rich sergeant and hoops star

Short Takes

Short-handed CHS wrestlers 2nd in Homer

Sports Briefs

Student debaters take on both sides of Patriot Act

Time was

Dec - 23 - 2004

Alaska Star Spotlight

$20,000 grant keeps clock plans ticking

Besh Cup racers invade Chugiak trails

Briefs

Briefs

Calendar

CHS Hockey team loses one then wins two

Chugiak bowlers lose some ground

Chugiak's Galligan top gun in Mayor's 100 Rifle Meet

Correction

Deployed DVDs

Eagle River Elementary brings Jewish history to life

Editorial

Finding the joy of light during the darkest of days

Fire Lake graduates 27 students from D.A.R.E.

Gallagher, Wells score in girls hockey loss

Hard-working Mustang girls win first three

Here's a handy holiday recipe for Grandma's tea ring

Holiday lights display is 'gift to community'

Holiday lights guide - your eyes won't be bored

Kott's future still uncertain, says legislative aide

Lawmakers promise to conserve

Letters to Santa

Letters To The Editor

Local dog mushers sweep in Su Valley championships

Man dies in snowmobile accident

Mustang grapplers place second in West High Christmas Tournament

Obituaries

Question of the Week:

Secession study nets one taker

Smoking performance

Time was..

Undefeated Chugiak High boys win Hoops Classic

Wow, that was one successful football season!

Dec - 30 - 2004

2004s quirkiest public safety reports

50 from Fort Rich head for Iraq

Alaska Star Spotlight

Armed Services YMCA loads 95th with books, snacks

Ballplayers good, but Cherry tops 2004 sports news

Big bucks, records fall in local contest

Bill Lierman leaves legacy of integrity, baseball

Briefs

Briefs

Calendar

Editorial

Elmendorf's SAP youth learn spirit of giving

Farewell

Finding loved ones on map next best thing

Here they are: the top 10 stories of 2004

If the old Converse All-Stars fit, bid on them

Letters To The Editor

Obituaries

Question of the Week:

Rare evening race draws junior mushers

Short Takes

The teachers who stole Christmas?

Time Was