Tuesday night’s primary elections narrowed the field for November’s general election, where Chugiak-Eagle River Republicans appear to have strong financial and electoral factors in their favor over Democratic nominees. In all four area races, the Republican nominees will enter the race with a substantial lead over their opponents — a factor that proved decisive in the primaries.
After their second straight rout of a Division III opponent, the Eagle River Wolves football team will face their first major hurdle of the season Saturday, Aug. 25 when Northern Lights Conference foe Kodiak visits town for homecoming at the Wolves’ Den in Eagle River.
“This was just a step along the way,” said Eagle River head coach Bob Adkins after his team thrashed defending Alaska Division III champion Barrow 50-3 in a nonconference clash Saturday afternoon in Eagle River.
Kody Trombley and Jonathan Cannamore are doing more than just returning to Alaska to become teachers.
They’re getting the band back together.
“Every day I wake up happy,” said Trombley, the new band director at Chugiak High School.
Trombley and Cannamore are both products of the Chugiak-Eagle River music scene, having attended Mirror Lake Middle School together before splitting up for high school. Cannamore graduated from Eagle River High School in 2012, the same year Trombley graduated from Chugiak.
Though he’s the one getting the recognition, Kirk Alkire is clear about who he works for.
“This whole thing is not about me,” said Alkire, who led an effort to name a peak in the Chugach Mountains “Gold Star Peak” in recognition of families who have lost loved ones in the military.
An Army veteran who served two tours of active duty and lost several close friends in combat, Alkire said his mission from the start has been to help honor those who have given their hearts and lives in the name of service.
The board has been talking about the proposal since February 2017, and on Monday spent much of its meeting trying to decide how to proceed. But while there has been much debate, the issue is still unsettled — and board members will soon need to make a decision.
On Tuesday, the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted 4-1 to renew the ski area’s beer and wine license during the board’s meeting in Denali Park.
“We got exactly what we hoped for,” Arctic Valley general manager John Robinson-Wilson said Wednesday.
The decision went against a recommendation made by Alaska Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office staff to not renew the license based on her determination Arctic Valley didn’t fit the criteria for a “recreational permit.”