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.
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.
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.
Doña Mahurin has an iron-grip handshake forged by years as a civilian firefighter and medic on the U.S. Army’s Fort Richardson. But those years of toil also took a toll on Mahurin’s back, and the Chugiak retiree now has a difficult time with household chores like cooking dinner.
Last summer, three people were mauled by bears in Eagle River and another — a young girl playing behind her home — was trampled by a moose.
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.
Anchorage Landfill superintendent Jim Brown thinks it’s a good idea for the public to be able to see where their trash goes. “I think for a lot of people it’s an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ thing,” Brown said during a recent ride-along tour of the muni’s sprawling facility off Hiland Road.
A member of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a court martial on base Thursday, May 2.