An influx of new retailers and a housing boom will be remaking the face of downtown Eagle River in 2013. Most national chains venturing into Alaska open a store in Anchorage and then skip right over Eagle River en route to the Mat-Su. This year, Walgreens and AutoZone bucked that trend to open new locations on the Old Glenn Highway.
At the top of the road that begins as Skyline Drive in Eagle River is a place almost every local knows. It’s where couples go to drink in the view. It’s where hikers, snowboarders, skiers and scouts gain access to the popular Mount Baldy, bypassing the private property gate that gives almost no one pause. And, it’s where many have gone to explore the mysterious ruins that lie scattered at the end of the property’s narrow old road, where it curves around an artesian-fed pond.
A soldier from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has been charged with the Christmas death of Private 1st Class Grant Wise.
Three local grapplers won Cook Inlet Conference titles Saturday, Jan. 26 at Chugiak High. Eagle River’s Xavier Horton (152 pounds) and Chugiak’s Alex Medeiros (182) and Richard Burroughs (220) stood atop the podium following the two-day tournament.
I am writing to make you aware of some things that are going on in the Eagle River area that you and your neighbors may know nothing about. Something that makes Eagle River a better place in which to live and raise a family. It is that Elks Lodge down the street that goes, for the most part, unnoticed.
During nearly a decade of service on the Anchorage Assembly, Chugiak’s Debbie Ossiander has always managed to find time for local community councils. On Jan. 17, the Chugiak Community Council found time for Debbie.
A man driving a pick-up truck entered Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 19, led security officers on a 10-minute chase, then escaped by leaving base through the same gate he entered.
Of all the reasons musicians play the Anchorage Folk Festival year after year, one tops the list — the other musicians. “Once a year I get to see all my musical buddies,” said Eagle River’s Cheri Spink, who’s played at nearly all 24 festivals.
Neighborhood concerns about a proposed Chugiak monofill are misplaced, say developers, who believe the facility offers numerous benefits to both the community and environment.