By now, almost everyone’s got a smart phone. Even in Alaska, iPhones and Androids have become an indispensable part of life, helping us communicate, navigate, plan schedules, count calories, play games, and more. There is almost no aspect of life that smartphones don’t make easier and better.
So, as part of my work to make state government work better for Alaskans, I came up with a simple idea that will let us leverage modern technology to better enjoy the traditional Alaskan pleasures of hunting, fishing and trapping: digital licenses.
Sheri Boggs of Eagle River is thanking the community after another successful donation drive for Project Homeless Connect.
Boggs collects hats, gloves, socks and scarves to donate to Project Homeless Connect, an annual event in downtown Anchorage that puts homeless people in contact with social service agencies and donated goods.
Eagle River uses big third quarter to pull away from Soldotna
The Wolves outscored the Stars 21-4 in the third quarter to pull away for a nonconference basketball victory last Thursday night in Eagle River.
Although SoHi connected on 10 3-pointers, Eagle River held the Stars to just one made field goal in the third quarter, while getting 9 points from Jacob Thompson. Thompson finished with 21 points, while teammate Ryan Adkins hit five three-pointers to also score 21.
Chugiak center Daniel Casey won the opening faceoff and without taking a stride fired the puck at the Service net for the first shot game Monday night.
The puck bounced off Cougar goalie Kevin Taunton and skittered harmlessly away. That was as about good as it got for the Mustangs in the opening period of their first round of the Cook Inlet Conference playoffs.
The Chugiak Community Council met on Jan. 18 to discuss numerous issues impacting Chugiak and to hold elections for council seats and officers. Tiffany Briggs from the Municipality of Anchorage’s Real Estate Department and Officer Robin Nave of the Anchorage Police Department informed attendees about pressing local issues.
The Chugiak Mustangs toppled conference rival and powerhouse Anchorage East High 58-46 on Monday night in front of an electrified home crowd.
It was the first time in four years for the Mustangs to defeat East, which has a student population double the size of Chugiak’s. The Mustangs now sit at 9-3 overall and 2-1 for the Cook Inlet Conference.
Despite playing 10 games in the last 12 days, the Mustangs drove the pace throughout the night and challenged East’s defense with stellar passing and teamwork.
Covered in bandages like a mummy, Kolton Hala just couldn’t help himself when a server at Garcia’s Mexican restaurant in Eagle River delivered the customary hot-plate warning before serving him and his friends last year.
“I said, ‘It’s okay, I’ve been burned before,’” recalled the Chugiak teen, who suffered third-degree burns to his upper body and face in the fall of 2016.
Hala lost a lot that October night — he spent a month in ICU, left school and missed out on starting a new job — but his sense of humor has remained fully intact.