20 years ago this week...
Games bid continues despite questions
A group interested in bringing the 1996 Arctic Winter Games to Eagle River planned to continue its efforts despite sparce information on economic impact available at a meeting held in Eagle River. The group working on the project said it likely would determine the economic feasibility of bringing the games here within eight weeks.
Note: Eagle River eventually received the bid and hosted the 1996 event.
DWI spotters net $100 bond
A new program was offering Alaskans a $100 U.S. Saving’s Bond for reporting drunk drivers to Alaska State Troopers under the Alliance Against Intoxicted Motorists’ national “Drunkbuster” program. According to a story on page 5 of the June 4, 1992 Chugiak-Eagle River Star, “Operation Soberstreet” was in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Any citizen whose report resulted in an arrest by a state law enforcement agency for DUI would receive the bond.
Someone’s after Snoopy
A Greatland Circle resident reported an arson May 23 near their pet’s dog house.
According to police, the arsonist lit a small pile of straw at around 3 p.m. and ran away with the complaintant saw caught him in the act. The caller told police the arsonist was dressed in black clothes and a mask.
Other than a burned spot on the ground, no damage was reported.