A municipal review has found the Chugiak Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department has resolved all outstanding issues related to a 2018 audit that found deficiencies in the department’s cash-handling controls.
“Management action corrected and significantly improved all issues identified in Internal Audit Report 2018-16,” wrote Municipality of Anchorage Internal Audit Director Michael Chadwick in a memo to the Anchorage Assembly.
Items in the police briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual incidents are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
On Feb. 3 at around 6:45 a.m. police received a report that a 2019 Subaru parked at the North Birchwood park-and-ride had been stolen. Later that day an APD officer found the vehicle unoccupied and parked at the South Birchwood park-and-ride. Police said nothing was taken and there was no damage to the Subaru.
When electric bills came due this month, a lot of people were in for a shock.
“I’ve certainly noticed some chatter about it,” said Matanuska Electric Asssociation Public Relations Manager Jennifer Castro on Tuesday.
But MEA’s rates didn’t go up. In fact, Castro said there was a slight decrease in rates this quarter. Instead, Mother Nature turned the thermostat outside way down — which Castro said sparked an increase in people’s usage.
“The biggest consumers of energy are heat and light, whare the two things we’ve been using lots of this past month,” Castro said.
Rob Webb doesn’t think his backyard wood-splitter is anything special. Sure it’s a 170-pound scrap metal splitting maul mounted on a 7-foot swing arm attached to the side of his shed. But he does live in Peters Creek, Alaska.
Anchorage school and health officials are working to allay concerns from parents in Chugiak about the new coronavirus after a student at Mirror Lake Middle School returned to class following a visit to mainland China.
In a letter sent to parents Wednesday, Mirror Lake assistant principal Suzanne Brown said there is no cause for alarm.
“The collective medical and epidemiological assessment that there is no current concern for possible novel coronavirus at our school,” she wrote.
Three people were rescued after a plane apparently crashed near the Knik Glacier on Thursday.
According to the Alaska State Troopers, an emergency signal was received at around 12:30 p.m. from a pilot who reported “a downed plane” near the glacier. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center responded and transported two of the three passengers to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, while another passenger was picked up by a Good Samaritan and taken to the Birchwood Airport in Chugiak.
Troopers said none of the three people were injured.