Hundreds of people respectfully roamed the sun-drenched grounds of the Fort Richardson National Cemetery Monday during the facility’s Annual Memorial Day Service. “This is a day for both mourning and meaning,” said Glenn Madderom, Chief of Cemetery Improvements and Development for the National Cemetery Administration.
For the second year in a row, the Anchorage area set a new snowfall record. This year it wasn’t the amount of fluffy stuff that went down in the history books — last year Anchorage had more than 11 feet — but the days between the first and last snowfall.
Work is underway on a $16.9 million state project to improve Eagle River Road. Alaska Department of Transportation project manager Steve Frey said the initial tree-cutting phase caused some consternation among residents in neighborhoods along the road.
Anchorage Police are looking for Daniel “Fat Dan” Rosendahl in connection with an April 24 shooting in the Eagle River Alaska Club Parking lot on Business Boulevard. According to APD spokeswoman Dani Myren, Rosendahl, 26, is a heavyset white male, about 5-feet-11 with short dark hair and green eyes.
A large crowd of vocal Chugiak residents turned out for the Thursday, May 16 meeting of the Chugiak Community Council at the Oberg Center in Chugiak to show opposition to an inert debris monofill site proposed for their community.
The students won’t be the only ones leaving Chugiak High this week. The last day of the 2012-13 school year is today (May 23), while tomorrow is the last day for teachers — marking the end of three longtime teachers’ careers. Robin Pekrul, Andy Sullivan and Jon Schroeder have been working at CHS for a combined 83 years.
Five Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 212th Rescue Squadron became the first group to reach the 20,320-foot peak of Mount McKinley this year, summiting North America’s tallest mountain May 9.
Throughout his two-decade-long career in the Coast Guard, Cpt. Paul Mehler III has traveled throughout the country and the world. Now, he can add Alaska to his list.