Crime is on the minds of local residents, who continue to voice their concerns about everything from an increase in vehicle thefts to drug needles found on residential streets in community forums throughout Chugiak-Eagle River.
Although the 2017 Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention is being held in Anchorage, the communities just north of town will be well represented Thursday when the annual gathering of Alaska Natives begins at the Dena’ina Center.
When the opening session begins Thursday morning, representatives from the Native Village of Eklutna and Eklutna Inc., will welcome between 4,000 and 5,000 delegates on behalf of the Dena’ina people.
Native Village of Eklutna president and chairman Lee Stephan said he was having a hard time containing his excitement at the honor.
A proposed water and sewer line expansion in Chugiak continues to generate strong opposition among neighborhood residents.
The Birchwood Community Council recently passed a resolution stating its “serious concerns” about the potential expansion, which municipal and Eklutna, Inc. officials say is needed to develop a proposed subdivision in the area.
An anti-bullying program last week at Birchwood ABC Elementary was a slam-dunk.
Much to the delight of the hundreds of screaming children packed inside the school’s gymnasium, Harlem Globetrotter Julian “Zeus” McClurkin provided the high-flying lesson as part of the world-famous basketball team’s community outreach program.
At one point during a frantic Friday night at Anchorage Football Stadium, steam rising from the turf at Anchorage Football hung over the players like a fog.
Even the field was breathing heavy.
In a First National Bowl Division I semifinal thriller, Bartlett used an unstoppable running game to outlast Chugiak 75-62 and reach the state title game — ending the Mustangs’ dream of a perfect season in the process.
The family of a 41-year-old Chugiak man shot and killed during a traffic stop in Seward is speaking out about an investigation they say has shed little light on what happened to Micah McComas in a Safeway parking lot in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 1.
“Right now we are just searching for the truth,” said Krista Smith, who appeared at a press conference with her husband, Scott Smith, on Thursday morning in Anchorage.
The Matanuska Electric Association general manager gave an up-beat presentation on the state of the local electrical cooperative, which serves a 10,000 square mile area covering Chugiak-Eagle River and the Mat-Su Valley.
“We’ve made a bunch of member services improvements over the years,” he told the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce during its bi-weekly luncheon Oct. 4 at the Eagle River Ale House.