Six Chugiak-Eagle River students were among 37 Alaska high school seniors nominated to U.S. service academies on Monday, Jan. 23 by Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
“This year’s nominees are stellar candidates who embody the leadership capabilities and strong characters we expect from our men and women in uniform,” Murkowski said in a press release. “It is a privilege to nominate such accomplished Alaskans for admission to our service academies.”
Those craving meat have to look no further than Peters Creek.
That’s the focus of new restaurant Gatling’s Steakhouse, located in the same building as American Legion Post 33 on the Old Glenn Highway. Owner Rod Van Buren said he wants the eatery, which opened Dec. 8, 2011, to be famous for its steaks and hamburgers.
The restaurant is the brainchild of Van Buren’s business partner and executive chef Shilo Thorp.
“He’s the one that’s created this,” Van Buren said. “I think Shilo and I are a really good match.”
The Hoppers never miss the Anchorage Folk Festival.
It’s something the Chugiak family of four has been involved with since 23-year-old Caiti Hopper can remember.
“I’ve grown up with the festival,” she said. “It’s a huge highlight.”
Caiti, a music education major at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, flew back from the Golden Heart City two days after the start of a new semester so she wouldn’t miss playing the 23rd annual event with her family band.
“It’s something I look forward to all year,” she said.
Tex Daniels, 22, of Chugiak, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 24 on two counts of first degree assault, DWI and failure to render aid for an incident that occurred early New Year’s Day in downtown Anchorage.
According to Anchorage Police, Daniels lost control of his pickup truck near the corner of West 15th Avenue and I Street after passing another vehicle. Police say he struck a rock pile and snow bank, along with pedestrians Ashley Brotherton and Clayton Wilbanks of Anchorage.