Archive » Articles of Faith

Never walk alone

We live in a world that is highly connected. If you want to get or stay in touch with someone, there are many options to find them, regardless of how far away from you they might be. Incredible advances in technology have made this instant communication possible and easily accessible: Facebook, Skype, Google, GPS tracking, texting and emails. Even something as “old,” in terms of modern advances, as a simple phone call. There are few places one can go where you cannot be reached or found anymore (and, yes, there are two sides to that reality, especially if you are trying to “get away from it all.”)

Individuals recognized and honored

The Alpenglow Ward Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is pleased to recognize the following individuals: Jordan Crowther, Webelos Badge; Bella Johnston, Advancement from Primary to Young Women; Bradley Kendall, Webelos Badge and Religious Knot; Nathan Walser, Bear Badge; Thomas Jensen, Bear Badge; Zion Bennett, Advancement from Primary to Young Men; Tate Porter, Wolf Badge; and Brock Hiett, Wolf Badge.

God be in my Head

God be in my head, and in my understanding; God be in my mine eyes, and in my looking; God be in mouth, and in my speaking; God be in my heart, and in my thinking; God be at mine end, and at my departing.

Archive » Time Was...

Archive » Recipes

Chocolate Drop Cookies

Venezuelan Baked Corn

This recipe is from excellent cook Margaret Swanson, who lived in Chugiak many years until she passed away in 2006. She was the wife of the Chugiak postmaster Paul Swanson.

The ’64 Shake

Cabbage Rolls with Moose

Pepper Cabbage

Submit a Recipe

Click to submit recipes

Archive » Lions Corner

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Here is a little history for all the adults and children out there that might like to know about the Easter Bunny. Early German writings from the 1500s mention the legend of the Easter Bunny. As the legend goes, the Easter Bunny would visit good children and lay colored eggs for them in nests that the children would make out of their hats. As the story of the Easter bunny spread throughout the country, Easter baskets became the tradition. The bunny would also expand its edible Easter gifts to children as the decades went by, with candies, chocolates and even small toys becoming popular deliveries.

Lions Family and Friends Month in April

April is special time where Lions around the world are planning events to bring families and friends to learn, serve and celebrate in your local communities. Organize a service project, plan an open house, or host a lunch or picnic—you decide how to introduce your family and friends to the club you love.

Lions Joint Sight Program

As you begin your spring cleaning think about donating your used eyeglasses (prescription and non-prescription) as part of a unique recycling program. We need everyone to donate their used eyeglasses. The collected glasses will be cleaned and prepared for distribution in Alaska and developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible. In most developing countries, an eye exam can cost as much as one month’s wages and a single eye doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.

Support Your Local Lions

The local Lions Clubs throughout the Chugiak-Eagle River area have coordinated or assisted multiple community service projects and events for over 50 years. Beginning with the Eagle River Lions Club and now including the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions, Chugiak Lions and our local teen Lions, the Bear Mountain Leos, volunteers have hosted and coordinated great community and family events including the children’s ice fishing derby, Independence Day celebration, Tree of Giving, free Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners, charity food baskets, vision screening, community Easter egg hunt, and even a fantastic full blown rodeo, just to name a few.

It’s Scholarship Time

As graduation time nears so do thoughts of going to college. How am I going to pay for it, is a discussion that many kids are having with their parents. One way to off set the growing cost of college is to apply for scholarships. There are numerous non-profit organizations, such as the Elks Club, Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, VFW, Women in Business and a number of others. These organizations offer scholarships to those attending high school in our area. Whether you attend Chugiak or Eagle River High School, private high schools or are home schooled, you are eligible to be recipients of these scholarships. Many groups are going to the high schools within the next couple of weeks to review these folder, so the sooner that you submit your scholarship folder the more organizations are able to take a look at them.

Archive » Down memory lane

“The mystery of the Chugiak High School time capsule”

The following account is taken from notes former CHS teacher Andy Kirk handwrote in July 1997, shortly before he died. Since the 50th anniversary of Chugiak High School is being celebrated this summer, we thought it appropriate to print it here now.

“Pipple building burns”

Spontaneous combustion was named as the cause of a fire which completely destroyed a storage building at Mile 14 ½ on the Old Glenn Highway last Wednesday.

“Chugiak gets organized, part II”

At the next community meeting, it was decided to continue the carnival as an annual event. The sponsor of the event would be an association of all fraternal and community organizations. Members of the association would consist of all residents of the area. The name would be Chugiak Benefit Association. The directors of CBA would be elected by the membership. The purpose of CBA was to coordinate fund drives and assist member groups in supporting themselves. All groups were to share in proceeds of the CBA.

“Chugiak gets organized”

“Chugiak Minutes”

The Chugiak Community Club was a small group of early residents that met in February 1947 to decide on a name for their community and to get organized into a group that could oversee activities in their area.

Archive » Star light

Starlight October 20

Starlight October 20

“Residents line up to buy new 4S iPhone.


“What would Chugiak's pioneers think of the Palmer Highway if they were to drive through the community today?”
Facebook page connects Chugiak-Eagle River

Facebook page connects Chugiak-Eagle River

Calendar of Events