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.
Anyone doubting Alaska faces a looming energy crisis hasn’t been attending Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce meetings.
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.
Want to learn more about Alaska history? You won’t have to travel far. An eight-part lecture series — which is open to the public — about the history of the greater Cook Inlet area continues Friday, March 1 at the UAA Eagle River campus.
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.
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.
Get ready for an adventure under the sea. Mirror Lake Middle School is presenting Disney’s “Little Mermaid Jr.” on Friday, Feb. 22.
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.
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).