Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series highlighting our local “Top Forty Under 40” winners. The Chugiak-Eagle River community racked up six Alaska Journal of Commerce “Top Forty Under 40” selections this year. In addition to Chugiak’s Colin Fay and Eagle River’s John Sims, four more of Eagle River’s finest were honored.
The Chugiak-Eagle River Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Monday, March 11 to undo a previous board action that removed a skate park from potential uses of municipal land adjacent to Fire House Lane in Eagle River.
Looking for an activity the entire family can participate in? Chris West has the answer — taekwondo. West started his own business, West Tae Kwon Do, in January and holds classes Monday and Thursday evenings at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.
A dozen of Chugiak-Eagle River’s finest teachers were honored March 6 for their efforts in education during the annual “Excellence in Education” awards banquet at the Bear Mountain Grill in Eagle River.
A project that’s expected to bring nearly 200 new housing units to Eagle River will break ground this spring. Cook Inlet Housing Authority senior finance development manager Tyler Robinson said the Coronado Park project plan includes a 56-unit senior housing development, along with plans for 28 to 35 townhouses and 98 condominiums.
Steve Hokanson used to run a hedge fund. But he couldn’t deny what he was born to do — work with his hands. “The money was really good, but at the end of the day, I didn’t make anything,” he said.
Three local residents are vying for the Anchorage Assembly seat being vacated by three-term assemblywoman Debbie Ossiander. It is one of two seats that represents Chugiak-Eagle River.
For Army Staff Sergeant Justin Grimm, getting shot at is all in a day’s work. “When you sign up for a job that you’re going to fight in and you deploy enough, you get the sense that it’s going to happen sooner or later,” said Grimm, a member of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.
An Eagle Academy Charter School sixth-grader won the 2013 Alaska State Spelling Bee on Friday, March 1 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage.
Eagle River’s John Sims and Chugiak’s Colin Fay were recently named to the 2013 Alaska Journal of Commerce “Top Forty Under 40” list.