As we roll into spring, one of the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Club’s causes is Hope Community Resources, Inc. The Lions have a long history of supporting Hope’s Walk & Roll for Hope, which is scheduled for May 3 at the Delany Park Strip in Anchorage. Club members look forward each year to participating in the Walk. It is a chance for them to reconnect with Hope’s mission and the people who choose their supports. This year is no different; the club will be out in full force to support Hope.
The Senate Finance Committee has released its long-awaited version of House Bill 278, Gov. Sean Parnell’s omnibus education bill. The legislation has already passed the House and is one of the priority issues to be resolved before the Legislature adjourns its 2014 session, currently scheduled for Easter Sunday, April 20.
At Heart to Heart Eagle River Crisis Pregnancy Center, which offers free pregnancy tests and pro-life oriented counseling, it’s not uncommon for executive director Alycia Thomas to be the first person a young woman tells that she might pregnant. Sometimes, Thomas ends up being the first person a teen opens up to, to confide that she’s been raped.
It was over before it barely began. The Lions Annual Easter Egg Hunt took place on sunny and warm day out at Lions Park. Parents and children lined up a good half an hour before the event kicked off, and many shrugged off their jackets and tied them around their waists because it felt good to feel the sun on bare arms after the long winter.
The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the Major Incident Investigation (MII) Report into the incident aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, which resulted in the death of Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Obendorf.
According to the Municipal Clerk’s Office, all ballots have been counted for the April 1 election. Nothing changed for Chugiak-Eagle River races except a slight variation of numbers. In Assembly District 2 Seat C, Bill Starr received 3,714/61.3 percent of votes against Sharon Gibbons, who received 2,294/37.8 percent of votes. Over on the School Board front, Dean Williams received 10,914/27.98 percent of votes against winner Pat Higgins who received 20,250/51.92 percent.
It was 42 degrees outside with a stiff wind, but already more than a half-dozen youth were grinding the rails last Sunday at the Eagle River skate park. But all of them were riding scooters. “Skateboarding’s still popular,” said Chugiak High School junior Joshua Macalino. “Out here, scootering’s been progressing.”