Sharon Jackson’s wait is over.

Jackson was officially sworn in as Rep. Sharon Jackson of District 13 on Thursday after the Alaska House of Representatives selected Neal Foster (D-Nome) as speaker pro tempore, relieving Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer of that task and allowing the House to conduct business.

The Chugiak boys claimed three of the top nine spots at the Bartlett 2X2X2 cross country skiing relay races Wednesday at the Bartlett High trails.

Max Beiergrohslein and Michael Earnhart claimed third place in the A boys relay, in which each member of the two-person teams skied two relay legs. Earnhart’s overall time was the day’s fourth fastest behind West’s Maxime Germaine and the service duo of Eli Hermanson and Alex Maurer, who combined to win the boys relay. Germain and teammate Everett Cason were third.

Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Chugiak Community Council will undergo a shake-up at Thursday’s meeting at the Elsie Oberg Center in Chugiak.

In addition to hosting a community discussion on building safety codes in the wake of the November earthquake, the council will also hold elections for four open seats at the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.

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Jarett Beckett needed less than six minutes to score a natural hat trick Wednesday, leading the Chugiak Mustangs to a 3-1 Cook Inlet Conference win over Service at Ben Boeke Ice Arena.

Beckett’s goal rush started 90 seconds into the game when he scored off a Chris Kennedy assist. He racked an unassisted goal 61 seconds later, then added a power play tally with 9:32 left in the period — making it three goals in a span of 3 minutes, 58 seconds.

Tyler Huffer and Riley Lindberg added assists for Chugiak, which improved to 8-3 in the CIC.

Eagle River’s boys and girls basketball teams took a pair of Cook Inlet Conference defeats to South Wednesday at Eagle River High.

Grace Harder had a game-high 16 points in the Wolves’ 48-35 loss to the Wolverines. Eagle River (0-2 CIC) outscored South 21-16 in the second half. Abby Jensen scored six points for the Wolves, who also got five from Paige Sharpe.

In the nightcap, the Eagle River boys dropped a 71-55 decision to the Wolverines. The Wolves fell to 0-2 in the CIC.

Sharon Jackson, who was appointed by Gov. Dunleavy to the District 13 State House seat in Eagle River, participated in what Rep. Josh Revak described as a “swearing in” ceremony Wednesday at a courthouse in Juneau.

Jackson has yet to be officially sworn in by the Legislature, which is currently in the middle of trying to organize and has yet to form a majority.

The Anchorage Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man seen on video trying to break into cars in the early morning hours of Jan. 13 off Skyline Drive.

Two of the nation’s best young skiers call Chugiak-Eagle River home.

Chugiak’s Adrianna Proffitt and Eagle River’s Michael Earnhart will travel to Otepaa, Estonia Jan. 20-23 for the U18 Scandinavian Championships. The Alaska Nordic Racing and Chugiak High School teammates were named to the team in an announcement by U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Sport Development Manager Bryan Fish.

UPDATE (Jan. 17): The resolution in question has been postponed until the Feb. 12 Assembly meeting at the request of Anchorage Assembly chair Forrest Dunbar.


Birchwood residents are concerned about possible impacts to their neighborhood if a proposed infrastructure coordination agreement (ICA) between the Municipality of Anchorage and Eklutna, Inc. is approved by the Anchorage Assembly.

After a decade of warming Anchorage’s homeless, Sheri Boggs isn’t slowing down any time soon.

Each year, the Eagle River woman collects hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to donate at the annual Project Homeless Connect event in Anchorage. What first began as a small-scale project run out of Boggs’ living room has grown into a massive effort involving local school children, prisoners from Hiland Mountain and avid area knitters.

“The first two years I would count, but not it’s in the thousands,” of items Boggs said last week.

Overtime was unkind to the Eagle River boys basketball team once again at the Alaska Prep Shootout Saturday, where the Wolves blew an eight-point fourth quarter lead and fell 55-53 in OT to the Grace Christian Grizzlies.

Chugiak and Service split a pair of Cook Inlet Conference basketball doubleheader Friday night at Chugiak.

The Chugiak girls opened the evening with a 63-12 rout of the Cougars, with the Service boys returning the favor in a 50-34 runaway win over the Mustangs in the nightcap.

Eva Palmer scored a game-high 17 points for the Chugiak girls, which improved to 1-1 in the CIC. Layla Beam added 12 points and Chasity Horn had nine for the Mustangs, who led 44-2 after the first half and didn’t allow a field goal until the third quarter.

The Chugiak Stampede nordic ski races were held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2018 at Chugiak High and the Beach Lake Trails.

West’s Aubrey Leclair won the girls race for the second straight year, while Service’s Eli Hermanson was the boys winner. Both racers’ wins helped lift their teams to overall titles.

Racers braved temperatures that hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit for the classic technique races. The A boys skied a 9.6-kilometer course and the A girls skied a 6.8-kilometer layout.

The Eagle River boys basketball team advanced to the 4th place game at the Alaska Prep Shootout Friday with a 64-56 win over Kenai Central at Dimond High.

Bryson Rollman had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Wolves, who also got 11 points and eight assists from Ryan Adkins and 14 points from Jalen Jones.

Adam Trujillo scored a game-high 22 points for Kenai, which also got 12 points and eight assists from Connor Felchle.

The Wolves will play at 4 p.m. Saturday against the winner of Friday’s game between Grace Christian and West Valley.

This tribute to Lee Jordan is written on behalf of all Chinooks baseball alumni who have spent a summer or two in Alaska and who had their lives touched by Lee’s passion for the game.

A Chugiak High student was arrested Friday after allegedly making threats via the message sharing platform Snapchat.

According to an Anchorage Police Department Nixle notification, police were notified at around 8 p.m. Thursday that a male student from the school had “posted a threat against the school, its students and its staff.”

Police said the student was located at his home, interviewed by police and arrested with unspecified charges forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Eagle River remained undefeated in high school bowling behind big days from Allison Szewcyzk and Cameron Spano Thursday at Center Bowl in Anchorage.

Szewcyzk had a session-best 238 for the Wolves girls, who rolled to a 33-2 Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League win over Bartlett, while Spano had the day’s third-best score with a 238 to lead the Eagle River boys to an identical 33-2 win over the Golden Bears.

Eagle River, Dimond and South each picked up sweeps.

Ryan Adkins had a game-high 29 points but it wasn’t enough as Eagle River dropped a 76-73 decision to Barrow in overtime Thursday in the opening round of the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High.

The Whalers led 27-26 at halftime in a game that turned into a shootout in the second half. By the time the dust settled, Barrow had 14 3-pointers and the Wolves had nailed 10 — including eight by Adkins.

Dimond scored twice in the first two minutes of the third period to earn a 3-1 comeback Cook Inlet Conference hockey win over Chugiak Thursday in a showdown of two of the conference’s top teams at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

The Mustangs led 1-0 after one period on a strike by Jarett Beckett off a Christopher Kennedy assist.

Chugiak fell to 7-3 in the CIC.

Dimond (6-3) tied the game on the first of two goals by Teague Porter early in the second period.


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