At the Upper South Fork Eagle River Trailhead, where valley views stretch for miles, an ongoing parking problem has no clear solution in sight.
The popular local trailhead is a magnet for hikers. The parking lot often fills with traffic. On sunny days, cars regularly overflow onto the surrounding residential streets, lining the sides of the roads and flouting “no parking” signs along the way.
Frustrated by the crowds, neighbors are turning to the Municipality of Anchorage.
Crime in Chugiak-Eagle River rose in the first four months of 2017, according to figures shared by Anchorage Police Department Capt. Sean Case at a May 17 meeting of the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce.
“The numbers are starting to go up a little bit in this area,” said Capt. Case, pointing to a graph showing an increase in serious “Part 1” crimes during each of the first four months of the year.
According to the FBI, Part 1 crimes include homicides, assaults, rapes, robberies, burglaries, theft, vehicle theft and arson.
A woman was taken to the hospital after being attacked by a moose in the Eaglewood neighborhood of Eagle River on Monday evening.
According to the Anchorage Police Department, the woman suffered non life threatening injuries in the incident, which occurred at around 7:30 p.m. A police dispatcher said Monday evening the moose left the immediate area after the confrontation. The moose was apparently a cow with two calves, according to an Alaska Department Fish and Game biologist.
Alexis McKinnon’s path to college soccer took a detour when the Chugiak High senior suffered a knee injury last season. But with the help of family and friends, McKinnon said she’s once again ready to lace up the cleats.
“It’s finally happening,” an emotional McKinnon said during a National Letter of Intent signing held Wednesday, May 10 in the Chugiak library.
Strained by a snowy winter and shortened spring, one high school soccer team has reached its breaking point.
A scheduled Cook Inlet Conference match between Eagle River and South Anchorage will go down in the books as a 1-0 forfeit in favor of the Wolverines after Eagle River coach Steve Johnson decided his team needed a break.
Chugiak got a dominant pitching performance when it was most needed Friday night as Garret Nevells and Sam Hall combined to allow just one East hit in a crucial 9-0 Cook Inlet Conference baseball game at Mulcahy Stadium.
The win lifted Chugiak to 3-2 in the seven-game CIC season and put the Mustangs a game clear of West (2-3) for the crucial fourth spot in the league standings with just two games left to play in the season. It also set up a Saturday showdown with second-place Dimond and dropped East to 1-4 in the CIC.
Like a comfy old recliner that just needed a second chance to rock, an Eagle River thrift store has found new life in a new home.
Gone since November 2012, the Salvation Army Family Store officially marched back into town Friday at a festive grand opening that featured a sun-splashed celebration complete with balloons, a food truck dishing free hot dogs and a parking lot full of $1 Levis.