Chugiak-Eagle River legislators asked for an earful and got one Tuesday night, hearing from constituents on everything from the state budget gap to the ruts in local highways during a town hall meeting at the Eagle River Town Center.
“We are here to listen to you,” said Sen. Anna MacKinnon, who along with Sen.-elect Shelley Hughes, Rep. Lora Reinbold and Rep. Cathy Tilton attended the meeting.
Many of the participants spoke in favor of cuts to government in lieu of new taxes or spending from the Alaska Permanent Fund.
If the kids and bikers of Eagle River have anything to say about it, cancer’s in for one heck of a fight.
Tears and locks were shed Tuesday at Eagle River High School as seven members of the school’s Air Force JROTC program had their heads shaved as part of a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which benefits children’s cancer. The fundraisers have become popular in recent years, but the event at ERHS had a couple unique twists.
There’s a lot more to bird watching than meets the eye.
Take finance, for example.
“The economy has a big effect,” on bird numbers, said John Abrams, a longtime Eagle River birder and one of a couple dozen volunteers who turned out for the annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count on New Year’s Day.
When the economy is down, birders say they see fewer birds in winter. Their hunch is that when people have less money to spend, one of the first places they save is on things like birdseed and suet.
Eklutna Inc. and the Municipality of Anchorage have agreed to settle a dispute over millions of dollars claimed by the Native corporation for natural gas generated at the Anchorage Landfill and sold to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Southcentral Alaska will have to wait until at least 2017 for its storm of the century.
On Thursday, forecasters predicted half a foot of snow would fall in the Anchorage and Eagle River areas, with a foot or more dumping on the Mat-Su. Office workers were encouraged to leave work early to avoid the rush hour carnage that was expected.
“The largest snowfall in several years is possible for portions of the Matanuska Valley” north of Anchorage, wrote the National Weather Service in a public bulletin about the storm.
The National Weather Service is predicting a major winter storm will hit Eagle River and surrounding areas beginning Thursday afternoon (Dec. 29) and continuing into Friday, Dec. 30.
According to a bulletin posted to weather.gov, the service expects two to five inches in the Anchorage area, with snow totals increasing north along the Glenn Highway.
“The largest snowfall in several years is possible for portions of the Matanuska Valley,” according to the bulletin.