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.
The updated design study report on the new Eklutna Bridge was recently released, according to the Eklutna Bridge Replacement Project. The new designs, termed the pre-final design, were tweaked based on community and agency feedback of design drafts showcased at the December Eklutna Bridge Project meeting at Chugiak High School.
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.
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.
About 15 people gathered at Town Hall Center on Feb. 13 for the Eagle River Community Council meeting. Paul Witt with HDR Inc. and Brian Schumacher of Department of Transportation gave an update on the Glenn Highway Capacity Improvement Project.
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.
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.
Think you’re as smart as a fifth grader? OK, answer this: In what book are boogers used as ammunition? If you answered, “Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins and other Nasties” by Lesley M. Blume, pat yourself on the back and award yourself eight points.