They’re still looking for a place to live, but a family of three believes they’ve found a community in Eagle River after receiving an outpouring of support from locals in the aftermath of a dispiriting campsite robbery.
“It’s made it home,” said Sarah Marble Wednesday outside her temporary home at Beach Lake Park, where she and her two sons are staying in a dry cabin owned by the local Parks and Recreation department.
It’s a little more complicated than that, but Municipality of Anchorage watershed hydrologist (and Peters Creek resident) Jeff Urbanus told the Chugiak Community Council be believes the ongoing effort to increase stream setbacks and clarify municipal wetland code is being done for the right reasons.
“The biggest reason is there is benefit to the community,” Urbanus told the council during a presentation at its Sept. 20 meeting at the Elsie Oberg Center in Chugiak.
The star Chugiak runner won an individual title Saturday at Bartlett High to help lead the Mustangs to a boys team championship at the Cook Inlet Conference Cross Country Running Championships despite battling a fever.
UPDATE: On Friday, the state issued a response to concerns from citizens about the percieved light sentence Schneider received as a result of his plea agreement. Prosecutors said Schneider was sentenced in accordance with existing state law and explained some elements of his alleged crimes — specifically the most serious charge of kidnapping — couldn’t have been proven.
An Eagle River woman has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for stealing from an Eagle River youth hockey association while serving as treasurer.
Jennifer Suchan, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to 14 months in prison at a Tuesday hearing in Anchorage. Suchan previously pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud. As part of her plea deal, Suchan agreed to pay $170,353 in restitution.
Nominations are open for positions on the Birchwood Community Council.
The council will hold its annual elections at its October meeting. Up for election are the group’s chair, vice chair and a representative at large. Nominations are open between now and the next meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. at the Beach Lake Lodge. BCC meetings are normally held at the Beach Lake Chalet, but the October meeting has been moved due to a scheduling conflict.
A lone athlete walked the cross country running course at Russian Jack Springs Park in Anchorage, the remainder of the 3-kilometer course stretched out like an endless ordeal in front of her. It would have been easy for the girl to quit if it weren’t for the lone coach walking alongside her yelling encouragement.
“Ok, let’s get up this next hill,” shouted Eagle River head coach Jacob Bera to the girl, a member of a rival team.
Runners smiled and slogged through the sunshine Saturday at Kincaid Park, where the final regular-season cross country running race of the high school season gave athletes a chance to test themselves while in the midst of training.
“This race should have been their tiredest,” said Eagle River coach Jacob Bera, whose top athlete, Emily Walsh, finished second in the girls varsity race, two seconds behind South’s Ava Earl.