An influx of new retailers and a housing boom will be remaking the face of downtown Eagle River in 2013.
Most national chains venturing into Alaska open a store in Anchorage and then skip right over Eagle River en route to the Mat-Su. This year, Walgreens and AutoZone bucked that trend to open new locations on the Old Glenn Highway.
I am writing to make you aware of some things that are going on in the Eagle River area that you and your neighbors may know nothing about. Something that makes Eagle River a better place in which to live and raise a family. It is that Elks Lodge down the street that goes, for the most part, unnoticed.
The Eagle River Elks Lodge is one of approximately 2,000 across the United States and 17 in Alaska. They have 343 members whose goal is doing good deeds in the Eagle River/Chugiak community.
A man driving a pick-up truck entered Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 19, led security officers on a 10-minute chase, then escaped by leaving base through the same gate he entered.
A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson official said Monday that Anchorage Police arrested a “person of interest” in the incident at around 7:15 p.m. Saturday night in Eagle River on unrelated charges. The pick-up truck was located in Anchroage at around 11:50 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.
During nearly a decade of service on the Anchorage Assembly, Chugiak’s Debbie Ossiander has always managed to find time for local community councils. On Jan. 17, the Chugiak Community Council found time for Debbie.
“Debbie’s always been there for us,” said council member Dave Baldwin, who joined council president Amy Demboski in presenting a special award to Ossiander for her nine years on the assembly.
Neighborhood concerns about a proposed Chugiak monofill are misplaced, say developers, who believe the facility offers numerous benefits to both the community and environment.
“When we do something like this, we look for multiple wins,” said Eklutna Inc. CEO Curtis McQueen.
The first ‘win,’ he said, is that it’s an environmentally friendly project.
Eklutna, the largest private landholder in the Municipality of Anchorage, is working in partnership with Central Recycling Services, an Anchorage-based company that recycles construction site and demolition waste.