Get hungry, folks. The annual community Christmas buffet known as Merry Merchant Munch is set for this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) in downtown Eagle River. According to Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce special events director Merry Braham, this year’s Munch features a record 55 participating businesses.
Eagle River’s Daiquiri Wright, 10, still has extensive scars from a horrific 2007 house fire that claimed the lives of her brother and cousin. And she’s not afraid to show them.
Chugiak High is kicking off the holiday season in classic style. “A Christmas Carol” opens today (Thursday, Nov. 29) at the Steve Primis Auditorium at 7 p.m. The play runs through Saturday, Dec. 1. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for children.
No human injuries reported after fire breaks out in condo.
Lillian Crayton, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Alaska Anchorage, was named the 2013 “Miss Chugiak-Eagle River” on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Mirror Lake Middle School auditorium. Crayton performed a piano solo of Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” for the talent portion of her performance.
Jumping from the tail of an HC-130 into the dark frigid night, two elite pararescuemen of the Alaska Air National Guard felt their parachutes deploy, before descending safely to frozen ground 160-miles north of the Arctic Circle.
Described as a “soldier’s soldier” by a member of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Private 1st Class Vincent Ellis was killed in action protecting his fellow “Spartans.”
Every Saturday, Sarah Jane Coffman visits Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River — a place she called home while serving a 14-year sentence for second-degree murder and first-degree burglary.
The Anchorage Fire Department’s Eagle River Station 11 ladder truck was involved in a traffic accident at around 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 on the Glenn Highway in Anchorage.
Ask any service member who’s been deployed what they miss most while overseas — family undoubtedly tops that list.