Whew, what a busy time in our community! In just the past week, Eagle River has hosted a pair of huge events, including a sun-drenched Highland Games and an explosive fireworks show and July 3 celebration. Then just yesterday, Chugiak hosted its 42nd annual Fourth of July parade, an annual American tradition that proves there isn’t a more patriotic town anywhere.
If you’re lucky enough to live in some parts of Anchorage, getting a ride somewhere isn’t that big of a deal. Taxi service is timely and efficient, and whether you live on Dimond or Debarr, it usually takes just a couple minutes to get a cabbie to pick you up at your doorstep and take you anywhere you need to go.
If you think giving up meat to become vegan or vegetarian will destroy your chances of eating out — think again!
Hilcorp’s recent announcement that it plans to reopen the Drift River oil storage facility comes with concerns about operating a tank farm in an environmentally sensitive area that also happens to be at the foot of an active volcano.
A dad’s job isn’t always fun. Sometimes, fathers are the ones who end up doing a lot of the “dirty work” of raising children — things like putting together cribs and running to the store for baby formula — that moms don’t always have time to take care of. Other times, dads have to mete out discipline, laying down the law or stepping in when roughhousing escalates or tomfoolery proliferates.
Well, there’s one big silver lining to the June 12 postponment of the planned home opening for the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks Alaska Baseball League team: We get another chance to experience history!
A landmark event for this community will occur the evening of Tuesday, June 12, when the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks sprint onto their new home field at Loretta French Park in Chugiak.
It was great to see the large turnout on Memorial Day at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery, and heartwarming to see young children placing flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers. That we live in a country where honoring those veterans who gave their lives for others is truly a blessing.
Sure, it’s just numbers and a ranking. Who cares that Alaska has fallen behind North Dakota on the list of states producing the most barrels of oil per day?
We applaud the recent decision by the municipality to close the Eklutna River Bridge.