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A 6-year-old Eagle River girl is expected to make a full recovery after a terrifying encounter with a mama moose on Monday, May 28 in Eagle River.

Chloe Metzger had to have several surgeries on her injured shoulder after being stomped by the angry moose behind her family’s home on Sokolof Circle.

“Her spirits are high,” said Metzger’s mother, Julie, on Thursday, May 31.

Julie Metzger said Chloe and an older girl were jumping on the family’s trampoline when they decided to walk toward the nearby woods.

A pilot was forced to land his home-built single engine airplane on the Old Glenn Highway near the Rural Discount Center in Chugiak on Sunday, June 3.

Anchorage poilce spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said pilot Craig Walls landed on the road and then veered into the ditch.

When Dustin Slinker first arrived in Anchorage as a member of the U.S. Army, he couldn’t wait to go find out how to catch Alaska’s famous salmon. Six years later, he’s someone locals ask for advice.

State Senator Fred Dyson, along with Representatives Anna Fairclough, Bill Stoltze, Mike Hawker and Dan Saddler, will be the guest speakers at the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting at noon on Wednesday, June 6 at the Bear Mountain Grill (12300 Old Glenn Highway) in Eagle River.

The five legislators are scheduled to give a briefing on the recently completed legislative session.

Chugiak was just three innings away from playing for a state title, but fell short in the semifinals and finished third at the Large Schools ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Softball State Championships at Cartee Fields in Anchorage on June 2.

“They wore the Mustangs [uniform] very proudly and represented the school very well this weekend,” head coach Jim Huber said after West eliminated Chugiak with a 7-2 come-from-behind win.

A pilot was forced to land his home-built single engine airplane on the Old Glenn Highway near the Rural Discount Center in Chugiak on Sunday, June 3.

Anchorage poilce spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said pilot Craig Walls landed on the road and then veered into the ditch. Parker said Walls was uninjured. 

"Something went wrong and he put 'er down," Parker said.

A six-year-old Eagle River girl is expected to make a full recovery after a terrifying encounter with a mama moose on Monday, May 28 in Eagle River.

Chloe Metzger, 6, had to have several surgeries on her injured shoulder after being stomped by the angry moose behind her family’s home on Sokolof Circle.

“Her spirits are high,” said Metzger’s mother, Julie, on Thursday, May 31.

Julie Metzger said Chloe and an older girl were jumping on the family’s trampoline when they decided to walk toward the nearby woods.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will close the Eklutna overpass the morning of Monday, June 4. It is scheduled to reopen two weeks later Monday, June 18.

Inbound traffic on the Glenn Highway will be detoured via the on- and off-ramps starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 8, said DOT project engineer Ted Meyer. Detouring on the outbound lanes of the Glenn Highway will start at 9 p.m. the same day, he said.

The inbound lanes will be open by 4 a.m. on Monday, June 11, Meyer said, and the outbound lanes will be open by 2 p.m.

A big run of fish is about to arrive in Chugiak-Eagle River.

The first members of the Alaska Baseball League’s Chinooks begin reporting for duty June 5 in advance of the team’s June 12 opening day clash against the Anchorage Bucs at Loretta French Field in Chugiak.

General Manager Chris Beck arrives in town today. Beck said last week he’s excited about the group of players he’s got lined up for the upcoming season.

“Best case scenario we could add one more [pitcher], but I think it looks good,” Beck said.

Stacey Eichenlaub pulled her Dodge Neon into the driveway on Eagle River’s Walrus Circle so she could run inside and grab a paint swatch on the evening of May 21.

Her two young children waited in the Neon, strapped in car seats.

But within minutes, Eichenlaub’s 3-year-old son managed to unbuckle his restraints, scramble into the front seat, find a purse tucked under the passenger seat — and grab the .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver inside. Eichenlaub had the swatch and was about to head back out to the car when she hard a single gunshot.

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