Over 300 people turned out for the Girls Scouts Young Women of Distinction Luncheon on March 26 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. The event honored recipients of the coveted Gold Award. The award is the seen as the highest achievement in Girl Scouting and challenges high school-aged girls to improve their corners of the world through actionable plans containing sustainable and far-reaching results.
An 11-year-old child is alive today thanks to the quick thinking of two local Chugiak High School Naval Junior ROTC students. Cadets Ethan Espe and Paul Cockreham were on lifeguard duty at the Anchorage Community YMCA on March 19 when the 11-year-old child was discovered unconscious in the pool.
In a strange turn of events, missing Eagle River man Samuel Ephram McAlpine, 37 was found dead in his home on Meadow Creek Drive on March 31. His body was discovered in a storage area beneath a stairwell. Tenants had been renting the house for the past year.
The newspaper notice was published some weeks after the earthquake, saying that the road to the Kenai Peninsula from points north would open— but travel would be by convoy only. The first group of cars had to be on the Seward Highway past Indian by early evening to take advantage of the low tide. Bridges along the route were now—like the quake—history. They had crossed rivers whose snowmelt waters were gushing fro the mountains to meet this tidal arm of the sea. They had washed out when Turnagain Arm had been shaken during the upheaval, a misnomer, since the area had dropped considerably. So how were we to cross when the land was lower than it had been, and with the bridges out, too?
It’s too early to know for sure but late Tuesday night (before the Star went to press), unofficial Anchorage Municipal election results saw Bill Starr leading Sharon Gibbons for Anchorage Assembly District 2 Seat 3.
The Anchorage School District and Alaska Laborers Local 71 reached a tentative agreement last week on a three-year contract that extends through June 30, 2017. The current contract, which covers approximately 325 custodial and building plant operator employees, expires on June 30.
The Eagle River High School robotics team didn’t fare as well at the FIRST-Tech Challenge West Super-Regional competition held March 20-22, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif., as they did on March 8 in Fairbanks when their alliance with teams from Dimond and South high schools won them first place in state competition.
While Iditarod mushers and their dogs were trotting toward Nome last month, local seniors were also trotting. Not in dog booties, of course, but in thick-soled sneakers and snazzy Zumba shoes.
It began with “Crazy” and ended with “Get Here.” In between ran a wild and exhilarating journey for Eagle River resident Cierra Mickens, whose reign on “The Voice” came to a halt on March 31.
Kajetan Groicher and Tim Shaw drank in the view of Knik Arm and Mount Denali from the top of Skyline Drive last Sunday afternoon, while a paraglider sailed just below them under clear blue skies. The buddies chatted next to the trail head leading to the Old Wallace Homestead.