In mere minutes, Army paratroopers recently turned a quiet, empty field into a battleground. The more than 500 paratroopers who filled the skies were members of the Army’s 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, which dropped onto the Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson as part of a massive three-day training mission designed to simulate the quick takeover of hostile enemy territory.
In a sure sign the team’s support is growing, many fans showed up to this year’s Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks home opener already wearing their team’s red, white and blue gear. One of those fans was little 3-year-old Theodore Manolas IV, who toddled into Loretta French Park wearing a proud grin and a blue Chinooks t-shirt.
The latest chapter in Eagle River’s history has been written by one of the town’s own. Zane Treesh, a 1988 Chugiak High grad who moved to Eagle River as a baby, recently completed Eagle River, a pictorial history that’s part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series.
Got art? The Alaska Fine Arts Academy does, and the Eagle River community arts center wants to share. The AFAA is currently offering a variety of summer camps and workshops geared toward everyone from beginning dancers to aspiring magicians.
A bizarre attempted car theft ended with a 27-year-old Washington state man in jail after police established an eye-catching perimeter in Chugiak on Sunday, June 2. Anchorage police said they responded to a report of a disturbance that day at the Security Self Storage on the Old Glenn Highway in Chugiak.
STAR PHOTO by Matt Tunseth Eagle River’s Josh James, 15, fishes in Lower Fire Lake on Monday, June 10, 2013.
A persistent drizzle didn’t keep hundreds of people from enjoying the festive atmosphere Sunday, June 2 outside Eagle River’s newest downtown retailer. “Come on in!” said Walgreens District Manager Bruce Philipp during a gala grand opening for the company’s new pharmacy at the corner of the Old Glenn Highway and Eagle River Loop Road.
Christie Holshouser was doing some spring yard work outside her home the morning of March 30 when she began to hear something unusual. “All the sudden I start hearing water,” Holshouser said.
Collette Ohotnicky has proven her mettle to JBER residents by organizing the construction of the Upper Otter Lake Nature Trail. This trail was constructed to provide residents with a path to traverse the north side of base and take in all of JBER’s scenery.
A Birchwood home was destroyed by fire Friday, May 24 on Jayhawk Lane off Birchwood Loop. According to the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department, a fire was reported at around 12:30 a.m. When crews arrived, an attached garage was fully engulfed in flames, said CVFD spokesman Jeff Hartley.