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NTSB releases report on mid-air crash near Wasilla

...from Wasilla in a state trooper airplane and was headed to Beluga. Bara, in a plane equipped with skis, took off from Birchwood Airport in Chugiak and was on his way to Johnson Creek.Duell told investigators he had climbed 1,500 and 2,000 feet...
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...
Anchorage negotiates for police shooting range

...Central Law Enforcement Tactical Range is a parcel next to the Birchwood Shooting Range north of Eagle River, the Alaska Dispatch...worries about noise. Jill Flanders Crosby, co-chair of the Birchwood Community Council, said she'd like to hear a municipality...
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...
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...
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen win Instrumental Group of the Year at the IBMAs

...on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart in August, under Alan Jackson and Nickel Creek.In a review of the album, writer Iain Birchwood, of the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association, wrote: "Ever since Bill Monroe implored devotees of his music to get their...
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...


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