Chugiak picked up a key Cook Inlet Conference win with a five-set (16-25, 27-25, 25-21, 11-25, 16-14) win over defending state champion Dimond on Sept. 2 at Chugiak. The Mustangs improved to 3-0 in the CIC with the win.
Anna Matthews led the charge for the Mustangs with 12 kills, 18 digs and two blocks, while Karlee Kavanaugh added seven kills, four blocks and 23 digs for the Mustangs.
Palmer 3, Eagle River 0
Palmer was a rude visitor to Eagle River High on Sept. 1, handing the host Wolves a 25-15, 25-21, 25-13 loss.
After watching members his team laugh after committing a backbreaking penalty late in their 20-7 loss to Dimond on Sept. 2 at Dimond Alumni Field, Eagle River flag football coach Matt Turner screamed at his players from the sidelines.
Homecoming can’t come at a better time for the Chugiak Mustangs, who dropped their second straight game at Anchorage Football Stadium with a 35-13 Cook Inlet Conference loss to Bartlett on Saturday, Sept. 3.
That towel rack in the bathroom finally gave way, and there are a dozen nail-holes in the wall from where the four-year-old got into the tool box.
Don’t worry — the U-Fix-It shops on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are here to help.
“The intent is for residents to take pride in ownership,” said Wendy Mekinda, general manager at Aurora Military Housing. “It also provides continuity in the units - the same light bulbs, the same towel bars. It’s a convenience; they can pick things up for free, and they’re also learning a skill.”
As I get older, the list of what I know for sure continues to shrink — the corollary statement is that what I do know I know with more certainty. On that list is the truth that life is hard on people. The late M. Scott Peck begins his huge bestseller “The Road Less Travelled” with the statement “Life is difficult.” This was written in 1978, the year before I was married. Now, I have had a great marriage but 32 years later I can say that he was right (not a commentary on my wife). Life has not gotten easier. At the same time, there is always reason for joy.
A resident of Kaskanak Drive in Eagle River told Anchorage police on Aug. 27 that someone broke into his home at about 6 a.m. that morning and stole his wife’s purse. The purse contained credit cards and gift cards, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said. Someone used one of the credit cards later in the day, Parker said. An investigation continues.
Although I tout myself as a lifelong Alaskan, I spent five years in Texas from 2002-2007 so that I could take advantage of a career opportunity in the energy industry. During that time I journeyed back to Alaska frequently where my family remained.
Looking back on our college years many of us laugh about living on ramen noodles or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; some of us as children can think of creative meals our mom made, which somehow stretched the little food we had in the house to feed the whole family. Whatever our situations were as children, young adults or college students, we found with perseverance, faith and the support of friends and family, we somehow we got through those times. It may have been many years since we’ve worried about where our next meal might come from.
For the past 59 years, the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department has been serving the community. Today, the department has roughly 80 members — all state certified emergency medical technicians, paramedics and firefighters — and just two paid staff positions, according to spokesman Jeff Hartley, who’s been with CVFD since 1984.
Its fleet contains four tanker trucks, five pumpers, two heavy rescue trucks, three ambulances, four brush trucks and other miscellaneous vehicles such as snowmachines and command vehicles, Hartley said.