Eagle River resident Andrew North is waiting for snow. “It’s very strange,” he said of the unusually warm, low-precipitation winter Southcentral Alaska’s been having. “I normally would appreciate if there was snow down. That means there’s more activities to do outside.”
It’s going around. If you caught it – or perhaps more accurately – if it caught you, you certainly know the misery it brings: Fever, coughing, sneezing, stuffed and dripping noses, nausea, tiredness and just that insatiable feeling of general yuck are some of the symptoms.
My father fought in the Korean War. Growing up, my sisters and I would sometimes play with his medals, encased in a small box lined in blue velvet. We were forbidden to play with these and so we treated them with reverence. We were too young to understand their solemn importance, we only knew that they were heavier than they looked, and that when we held them in our hands the medal warmed to the touch.
The Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center was rocking out the holiday cheer last Saturday during its annual Holiday Bazaar. The parking lot was packed, and inside the center folks browsed from vendor to vendor, enjoying everything from handmade jewelry to scarves to candles to hair accessories and wood art and hats and books and, well, just about anything one might want to purchase as holiday gifts.
It looks as if marijuana will soon be legal in the state of Alaska. According to Tuesday’s unofficial election results, Ballot Measure 2 won out by a slim margin, with 52.15 percent of voters supporting the measure and 47.85 percent voting against marijuana legalization.
A new refrigerator might not seem like something to get excited about. Couple it with a new microwave, new counters and, well, a brand spanking new kitchen, and people begin cheering. At least, the kids at the Eagle River Boys & Girls Club.
Bright Beginnings has experienced a couple of thefts this week. The thieves are targeting cars left running while the parents dropped their kids off in the morning. Sounds like some purses were grabbed. Happened over multiple days.
The moniker “brake light hill” should begin fading from the vernacular of Glenn Highway travelers in about a year. That’s the goal of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ Eagle River bridge project.
About 100 inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center will gather Saturday to learn about life after they leave the center, with tips including planning meals, interviewing for jobs and successfully navigating probation.