It was 42 degrees outside with a stiff wind, but already more than a half-dozen youth were grinding the rails last Sunday at the Eagle River skate park. But all of them were riding scooters. “Skateboarding’s still popular,” said Chugiak High School junior Joshua Macalino. “Out here, scootering’s been progressing.”
Looking through Chris Lundgren’s “Legendary Locals of Chugiak-Eagle River” is like taking a stroll through Eagle River’s past. So many familiar faces peer out from the pages, face belonging to names such as Ruth Alice Briggs and Bill Lowe, Billie and Vern Moore and Natalie Haskell Brooks, Marianna Koehler and Lee and Barbara Jordan.
Brigadier General Catherine Jorgensen, director of the joint staff, Joint Forces Headquarters, Alaska Army National Guard, was inducted into the Anchorage Athena Society at a luncheon at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, March 31.
The big topic at the March 26 Birchwood Community Council was Eklutna, Inc.’s presentation. Or more pointedly, their lack of presentation. According to council co-chair Jill F. Crosby, Eklutna, Inc. emailed in a cancelation to their presentation the day before the meeting, stating that they were in the process of requesting a postponement of their Anchorage Assembly hearing date on the master plan rezone until August or September.
Eric Morrison is a happy man these days. The roads and bicycle paths around town have pretty much cleared and his shop, Alaska Velo Sport, has settled down in its new location. Situated on Old Glenn Highway right off the new Glenn Highway and Artillery Road intersection, the shop features an array of gleaming bicycles from such top performance manufactures as Redline and Scott.
An 11-year-old child is alive today thanks to the quick thinking of two local Chugiak High School Naval Junior ROTC students. Cadets Ethan Espe and Paul Cockreham were on lifeguard duty at the Anchorage Community YMCA on March 19 when the 11-year-old child was discovered unconscious in the pool.
The gowns hung on a rack in the back of the smartly decorated Feather Skin & Body Studio in Eagle River, shimmering with possibilities. There was a delicate pale blue dress and deep maroon dress, a sophisticated white and black dress and a short pink dress with a flirty, flared skirt.
While Iditarod mushers and their dogs were trotting toward Nome last month, local seniors were also trotting. Not in dog booties, of course, but in thick-soled sneakers and snazzy Zumba shoes.
The Eagle River High School robotics team didn’t fare as well at the FIRST-Tech Challenge West Super-Regional competition held March 20-22, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif., as they did on March 8 in Fairbanks when their alliance with teams from Dimond and South high schools won them first place in state competition.
Kajetan Groicher and Tim Shaw drank in the view of Knik Arm and Mount Denali from the top of Skyline Drive last Sunday afternoon, while a paraglider sailed just below them under clear blue skies. The buddies chatted next to the trail head leading to the Old Wallace Homestead.