It looks as if marijuana will soon be legal in the state of Alaska. According to Tuesday’s unofficial election results, Ballot Measure 2 won out by a slim margin, with 52.15 percent of voters supporting the measure and 47.85 percent voting against marijuana legalization.
The Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA) inducted Patricia Senner and the late Kathleen Gettys, of Eagle River, into the Alaska Nurses Hall of Fame on Oct. 5 at the Embassy Suites Hotel.
About 100 inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center will gather Saturday to learn about life after they leave the center, with tips including planning meals, interviewing for jobs and successfully navigating probation.
The moniker “brake light hill” should begin fading from the vernacular of Glenn Highway travelers in about a year. That’s the goal of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ Eagle River bridge project.
Saving the best for last, more than one division of the Eagle River Panthers Association Pop Warner football program avenged earlier season losses to claim a state title.
Should marijuana be legalized in Alaska? It’s a thorny issue. And the complications and emotions attributed to both sides were evident when opponents and supporters of Ballot Measure 2 presented their views at the Chugiak-Eagle River luncheon Oct. 1.
Autumn seems to rush past us like a gust of wind, and try as we might, it’s difficult if not impossible to prolong it so we can savor the brilliant colors, brisk mornings and snow-dusted mountain tops.
Ann Smith, a teacher for 30 years, has gifted the children of the Upper Sunny Circle neighborhood with a Little Free Library (http://littlefreelibrary.org).
Walking around last week’s Birchwood Bash out at the Beach Lake chalet, it was hard not to think of that old song, “The Monster Mash.” There was nothing monster-ish about the bash, of course. It was downright friendly, and there was food, too, a nice spread laid out in the corner room (is there anything more heartwarming than walking into a meeting and seeing food?).