Several high-profile stories dominated the headlines in 2018 Chugiak-Eagle River, where a tragic bear mauling, a controversial court ruling and a powerful earthquake all made national news. There were also several big local stories that
drew attention throughout the year, including a much-barked-about dog park proposal, a ballyhooed bridge strike, a costly vandalism spree and an ongoing community discussion about crime.
A longtime thorn in the side of Peters Creek residents was finally removed Thursday when municipal workers demolished a pair of buildings that have been the source of decades of problems in the neighborhood.
“It’s been a major source of irritation for years,” said Jack Frost, acting director of Development Services for the Municipality of Anchorage.
From used syringes and junked-out cars to reports of thefts and residents brandishing weapons, the property in an otherwise unassuming neighborhood near Mirror Lake Middle School has been a neighborhood nightmare.
Waffling about what to eat? A new restaurant in Eagle River has you covered.
Waffles and Whatnot owner Derrick Green says customers who visit his new eatery are guaranteed to leave happy — even if they don’t know what they want to eat.
“When you offer the Chef’s Special it’s very simple: If you like it, you pay for it. If you don’t like it, all we ask is that you tell us what you didn’t like it so we can fix it for next time,” he said.
It’s a guarantee that usually pays off in satisfied customers.
The Chugiak-Eagle River Library has reopened three weeks after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake caused damage to the Eagle River Town Center Building.
The library announced the opening Friday on its Facebook page. The library is oepn from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, then closed from Dec. 23-25 for the Christmas holiday. The library will reopen with its normal hours on Wednesday, Dec. 26, though regular programs will not resume until after the New Year.
The Alaska School Activities Association has granted an eligibility waiver to Chugiak High senior Robert Sheldon that will reinstate the eligibility of the player at the center of a basketball recruiting scandal at the school. Chugiak will also be fined $250 for the recruiting violation that resulted in the firing of head coach Jocquis Sconiers on Thursday.