Chugiak and Eagle River’s football teams earned crucial victories as visitors over the weekend, with the Mustangs earning a 22-7 Chugach Conference win over Juneau in Juneau and the Wolves crushing Kenai Central 48-14 on the Peninsula.
A 50-year-old woman was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol Wednesday evening after crashing her car on Eagle River Loop Road.
According to Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Renee Oistad, witnesses told police they saw an eastbound 1999 Toyota Corolla swerving and driving slower than the speed limit just before the crash, which occurred approximately midway between the Briggs Bridge and Hiland Road. Oistad said the Toyota was passed by another vehicle, at which point it swerved into the center median and rolled at least twice.
Chugiak’s Mikayla Monastra led a sweep of the top three all-around spots at a gymnastics tri-meet held Friday, Sept. 7 at Chugiak High.
Monastra’s 28.3 total points edged teammate Kaitlyn Forbush (28.05) in second and Autumn Thomas (27.9) in third. Monastra didn’t win an individual event but she was steady all day, finishing second in the vault, beaem and bars and eighth in the floor exercise.
Chugiak’s Emily Rand won the beam and floor exercise for the Mustangs, who took the team competition with 189.1 points.
Beach Lake Road was recently paved from Birchwood Loop to the existing pavement starting near the Chugiak Dog Mushers Association parking lot. The 2-mile municipal road is now paved from Birchwood Loop to the Beach Lake Lodge at the end of the road.
The road provides access to Beach Lake, where there’s a public fishing/viewing dock, public access, a parking area and the lodge, which is available for rental.
The Knik Little League’s Intermediate All-Stars advanced to the Western Regional Tournament in Tempe, Arizona, by winning the Alaska District 1 championship. The team finished fourth in the region, dropping their final game 16-9 to Northern California.
Alaska State Troopers arrested a 30-year-old Chugiak man wanted by U.S. Marshals following a high-speed chase early Saturday morning between Houston and Willow.
According to an online trooper dispatch, Kyle Wilson was driving a 2004 Ford pickup on the Parks Highway near Houston at around 3:37 a.m. Saturday when a trooper tried to stop the vehicle for an equipment violation. Instead, Wilson sped off at a high rate of speed, troopers said.
An 8-year-old Eagle River boy died Thursday when a rock smashed through the front windshield of the vehicle he was riding in near mile 58.7 of the Sterling Highway on the Kenai Peninsula.
According to the Alaska State Troopers, Noah Schwebach was in the back middle seat of a northbound Volkswagen GTI Hatchback when a “volleyball-sized rock fell off the back of a rock truck” heading in the opposite direction.
On June 12 at around noon, police received a report of a robbery on the Glenn Highway. According to police, a man arranged for his mother to get a ride from Wasilla to Anchorage from someone he met on Craigslist. During the ride, police said another female passenger in the car tried to steal the woman’s purse. Police said the man driving the car pulled over, and the victim got out without her purse near the North Birchwood overpass.