JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson broke ground July 23, 2013, in preparation for construction of a 50,000-square foot addition to the Buckner Physical Fitness Center. Finally, the project is nearing completion.
Ginny Kinnebrew loves to run. She loves trails and gnarly hills and obstinate, rocky terrain. Mostly, though, she loves distance and the feeling of confronting, and surpassing, self-imposed limitations.
Hiking east on the ridge past Mt. Eklutna (4,110 feet) above Peters Creek, Pete Panarese and I had our first glimpse of our entire route--a 17-mile circumnavigation of the entire Four-Mile Creek drainage. On most hikes a person only sees single parts of the trip at a time; but here it was laid out before us -- and needless to say-- was quite intimidating.
Taking a trigonometry exam on a spring afternoon might not sound like the most people’s idea of a fun time. Unless you’re David Stockhouse. The Chugiak High School junior won the state level of the Trig-Star math exam, administered at the school last April.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Approximately 50 Soldiers with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 761st Military Police Battalion returned home to various parts of Alaska Aug. 30, after a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Last week’s trek back-to-school in the Chugiak-Eagle River area featured plenty of trendy and uber cute outfits, new classes, locker assignments and oh yes, a reconvening of the sharing of the germs, viruses and bacteria inadvertently and unintentionally attached to the students who have been separated for the past couple months by summer vacation.
Anyone who isn’t aware we have one of the best berry crops in years has been locked inside a closet. If you’re inclined toward hiking above the tree line you’ll notice a proliferation of blueberries and crowberries. I haven’t seen it myself, but I’m told that down toward Girdwood and farther south on the Kenai Peninsula, the wild salmon berries and raspberries are also profuse.
The spacious and airy new Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center dining room was packed with a standing-room-only crowd during the open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on July 30, and they came for more than the food and cake, too.
Two bedroom units remain available for applicants 55 years or older interested in taking up residence at the new Coronado Park Senior Village in downtown Eagle River.
HOMER: Roan Hall, 16, of Chugiak, has become the first recipient of the AFS-Peter Larson Memorial Scholarship. Hall was awarded the $1,000 grant by Flo Larson and met with her at Finn’s Pizza on Monday. The funds will help support a year living and studying in Steinkjer, Norway, as an AFS exchange student.