On display at the Harry J. McDonald Memorial Center Saturday, Bill Crawford’s 1960 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia looked as good as the day his uncle bought it new.
The square-weave wool rugs were made in Germany, just like they were 57 years ago, Crawford said. The paint is still the original color. The brand new upholstery is just like the upholstery from the original factory. He still drives on spotless white-walled tires.
During the annual Alaska Custom Car and Cycle Show April 28-30, Eagle River was filled with history on wheels.
The trouble usually happens in the night: Prowlers slip between parked cars, thieves strike and suspicious vehicles linger in parking lots and quiet residential neighborhoods.
For months now, Eagle River residents have noticed what seems like a surge in local crime, reported via word-of-mouth and social media. Recently, Powder Ridge resident Cliff Cook decided to take action.
“I’m old-school military retired, and I’ve always been taught, when you bring a problem forward, you also bring forward a solution to fix the problem,” Cook said.
The Chugiak Community Council saw a board shake-up Thursday night, with a small group of council members taking on new leadership positions, elected by several unanimous votes.
Council members called the emergency election following the resignation of president Randy McCain last month. McCain left several vacancies, including positions with the Chugiak-Birchwood-Eagle River Rural Road Service Area board and the Chugiak-Eagle River Advisory Board.