The bodies of three Eagle River residents were recovered Tuesday, March 5 from the scene of a small plane crash near Rainy Pass.
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.
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.
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.
Lanier is six years older than the next-oldest musher, but with a healthy dash of pepper left in his beard, he looks much younger. Before the race start on Willow Lake March 3, he said running sled dogs is his personal fountain of youth.
Cessna en route to Takotna was overdue since Monday, March 4.
No matter how many times he reads “The Importance of Being Earnest,” James Jensen never tires of it. “I’ve always loved this play,” he said. Now, Jensen is sharing his fondness of Oscar Wilde’s famous comedy with the Chugiak-Eagle River community.
During Fur Rendezvous, Brian Nosich transforms from a mild-mannered father of two into a master craftsman for the ages. “I draw my inspiration from Bernini and Michelangelo,” said Nosich — his tongue firmly in cheek — as he sculpted an 8-foot block of snow on Feb. 22 in downtown Anchorage.
Anyone doubting Alaska faces a looming energy crisis hasn’t been attending Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce meetings.
On June 1, 2012 Sgt. Maj. Michael Van Engen had just finished eating lunch in the mess hall at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Southern Afghanistan when all hell broke loose.