The executioner wore tennis shoes, scuffed white sneakers peeking from beneath his solemn robe. He deftly raised his scathe in preparation for the beheading. Suddenly, Victoria Otte’s voice rang out. “Shoes,” she yelled. “You can’t wear those, you need black.”
Big woofs of good luck to long-time musher Jim Lanier, 73, who sets off on the ceremonial Iditarod Trail Saturday morning and the real trail Sunday. Lanier has entered and completed a whooping 16 Iditarod competitions.
It’s a dream within a dream, a musical within a play, a sweeping epic within one beautiful and perfect song. And the finale, with all the actors’ voices blending together in a rendition of “The Impossible Dream,” very well might bring a few tears to your eyes.
Eagle River is growing. That’s good news for all, of course. It means additional business options, a healthier economy plus a wider variety of choices for local residents.
Alaska’s president Tina Stoddard of Anchorage, a member of Eagle River Auxiliary #9785, was honored during the National Mid-Year Conference of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, held Feb. 8-13.
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an injured mariner from a vessel 70 miles northwest of Cold Bay on Feb. 12. The helicopter crew safely transported the patient to emergency medical services in Cold Bay for a commercial flight to Anchorage.
Three Wasilla teens have been selected as 2014 Spirit of Youth award recipients in the categories of Media & Technology and Service to Peers. Heather Johnson will receive a Business & Government award for her recently published book, “Hidden Voice: A Story of Discovering Strengths,” about helping youth build self-esteem and deal with bullies and negative comments.
About 30 Chugiak and Eagle River residents gathered in an airy and open room of the new Chugiak Senior Center on Feb. 15 for a Legislative Delegation Town Hall Meeting. The serene atmosphere lent an odd juxtaposition to the seriousness of the matter.