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Name of helicopter pilot killed in crash released

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police have released the name of the pilot of a helicopter that crashed at the Birchwood Airport in Chugiak.Police say the pilot was 62-year-old Thomas Moore of Anchorage.Moore was flying a Robinson R-44 Wednesday...
Volunteers train search dogs at Birchwood

BIRCHWOOD - Search-and-rescue dogs and their handlers put in a day of training Sunday at Birchwood, about 15 miles northeast of Anchorage. KTUU reports volunteers trained the Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs to follow a scent and to find bodies...
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Anchorage school district may buy Birchwood site

ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage School District is looking to buy 15 acres in the Birchwood area for a new Chugiak-Eagle River elementary school. KTUU-TV reports the district wants to take advantage of favorable prices...
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Teens injured, 1 critically, in rollover accident in Birchwood

...not needing medical attention. Police say the accident happened Tuesday morning when the Ford Escort ran off the road in Birchwood, just north of Anchorage, and went down a 15-foot embankment. It landed on its roof. Police Lt. Dave Parker identified...
Welling repeats as 3-event winner on state track

...13; 12. Cook Inlet Academy 11; 13. Birchwood Christian 10; 14. Valdez 6; 15...Eielson, 13.2; 4) Tia Goward, Birchwood, 13.44; 5) Haille Landess, Skyview, 13...Eielson, 26.943; 3) Tia Goward, Birchwood, 26.977; 4) Jodi Davis, Grace...
Woman dies in house fire in Chugiak

...getting out safely.Chugiak volunteer fire department chief Virginia McMichael says the woman was seen coming out of the South Birchwood Loop Road with two other occupants.McMichael says the woman's body was found inside several hours after firefighters started...
Gravel mining makes way for industrial park

BIRCHWOOD - Eklutna Inc., the Anchorage Native corporation, is laying the groundwork for a 162-acre industrial park in Birchwood. Eklutna Inc. says gravel on the site just north of Anchorage will be mined over the next three years, helping...
Neighbors band together against Chugiak crime

...CHUGIAK - On a sunny spring evening, the Birchwood Community Patrol rolls into the parking...after a rash of burglaries in the South Birchwood area, Hartley said the patrol's main...patrol operates under the guidance of the Birchwood Community Council. He said the original...
Plane loses power, hits fence on landing

...ANCHORAGE - The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a single-engine aircraft at Anchorage's Birchwood Airport. A pilot and an instructor on board landed hard but were able to walk away. NTSB investigator Clint Johnson said...
'Fill the Boot' fundraiser taking place Friday, Saturday

...wheelchairs which "can cost as much as a car," Shedlarski noted.The money also helps the MDA host its annual summer camp in Birchwood for children ages 6 to 17 years old. Thirteen kids from all over Alaska attended the camp last month."It's the one time...


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