On his own time and his own dime, an Eagle River man has recently started driving around town as part of a one-man community patrol effort.
Cliff Cook began making the rounds as the new Eagle River Community Patrol Saturday, Nov. 4. Over the course of his first week, Cook said he covered more than 100 miles over 13 hours spread across five days of driving around Eagle River.
Members of the local parks board believe steps taken over the last year have improved several areas of concern at the Harry J. McDonald Center in Eagle River.
Following a joint work session earlier this month with the Fire Lake Arena Management Inc. (FLAMI) board of directors, the Eagle River/Chugiak Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors is crafting a memorandum of understanding acknowledging improvements to the center’s finances and management.
Red-hot goaltending and a buzzer-beating finish highlighted a pivotal first period in Chugiak’s 7-3 win over Service on Friday, Nov. 10 at the McDonald Center.
Chugiak goalie Riley Fugere stopped all 22 shots he faced in the period, and Luke Momblow scored with 0.0 seconds on the clock as the Mustangs raced out to a 3-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
Chugiak was never threatened from that point on, going up 4-0 early in the second period on a goal by Danny Casey.
A family of bears in the Eagle River Valley may have avoided a brush with death.
In early November, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said complaints about the bruins roaming the area were causing a major concern.
“We’ve been getting complaints the last week and a half to two weeks that a sow brown bear has been getting into trash,” Ken Marsh, a public information officer with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Mike Wallace, the last of three well-known brothers who helped shape early Chugiak, died on Oct. 24, 2017 at his home. He was 82.
The Wallace brothers — Mike, Art and Til — arrived in 1950s Chugiak-Eagle River and quickly established themselves among the town’s foremost characters. Art and Til started a brick business that helped build several of the area’s early buildings. According to his obituary, Mike Wallace and his parents came to Alaska to join Art and Til after Mike got out of the Army.
It’s party time for one class of seventh-graders at Gruening Middle School.
Brad Kirr’s third-period class at the Eagle River middle school was the Mat-Su/Eagle River regional winner in Chugach Electric’s recent Power Pledge Challenge, an energy saving education program designed to educate kids about energy use. The class will receive a pizza party and a tour of the Matanuska Electric Eklutna Generation Station.
According to a Chugach press release, students completed an activity to learn how to calculate their own energy usage and learned ways to reduce usage.