20 years ago this week
Carrs gets a facelift
A front-page story in the Aug. 22, 1991 edition of the Chugiak-Eagle River Star showed officials with Carr Gottstein Foods breaking ground on an expansion outside the company’s Eagle River store.
According to the story, the grocery store would grow from 40,000 square feet to 65,000 square feet, according to CEO John Cairns.
The original store was built in 1977 and first enlarged in 1983.
Construction was to be completed within a year, with new features including a Chinese food takeout, a custom meat department and a 59-minute photo department.
Concession stand vandals apprehended
A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a series of burglaries and an arson at the Knik Little League concession stand at Eagle River Lions Park. Anchorage Police Department investigator said the arrest of a second 14-year-old was imminent. The boys were accused of burglarizing the stand three times between July 27 and July 31. During the last burglary, they allegedly set the stand on fire.
Local radio station goes silent
Eagle River radio station KCFA station manager William “Billy” Byrd said that the station planned to stop broadcasting by week’s end. The 10,00-watt “contemporary religious music” station first went on the air in 1988. Byrd said the closure was for financial reasons.