Every racer in the Iron Dog has a reason for wanting to make the 2,000-mile run across the frozen Alaska wilderness. For Eagle River’s Vince Salzbrun, reaching the starting line on Big Lake Sunday, Feb. 17 was the culmination of a lifelong dream.
Get ready for an adventure under the sea. Mirror Lake Middle School is presenting Disney’s “Little Mermaid Jr.” on Friday, Feb. 22.
What’s it take to be a military wife? Just ask Meghan Wieten-Scott. Military Spouse magazine recently named Wieten-Scott as Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Military Spouse of the Year. She’s also in the running for the overall Army Spouse of the Year. That winner will be announced today (Thursday, Feb. 21).
For the first time in more than six decades of service, the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department has a female chief. Virginia McMichael was elected to that position at the department’s annual meeting Feb. 6. While she might be the department’s first woman boss, McMichael said she won’t have any trouble fitting into her new role.
Oil topped the list of issues when the five area legislators returned from Juneau to hold a town hall meeting at the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center on Saturday, Feb. 16.
High-schoolers from Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley and Kenai Peninsula put their engineering skills to the test during a two-day robotics competition Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16 at Eagle River High.
Three Chugiak-Eagle River residents have filed to fill the Anchorage Assembly seat being vacated by Debbie Ossiander this spring.
Eagle River High’s gym was transformed into a sea of colors and deafening noise during the Wild And Crazy Kid’s Olympics (WACKO) on Friday, Feb. 8.
Two Eagle River brothers had their first movie released last week — and they’re only in kindergarten. Asher and Brenden Farmer, who started school at Birchwood ABC Elementary this year, appeared in “Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels,” which was released on DVD on Feb. 5.
Anyone who pays for electricity in Alaska is in for a shock. “Everybody’s bill is going up,” said Matanuska Electric Association general manager Joe Griffith at a meeting of the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce Feb. 6 at the Eagle River Ale House.