32 years ago this week...
New look for the Old Glenn
The Eagle River Urban Project, which would widen the Old Glenn Highway to five lanes through Eagle River, was about to start, according to highway officials. Keith Morberg, with the state highway department, said the final details of the plan were being ironed out with the company set to build the project, Wilder Construction.
Senate staff makes summer swing
The mobile office of Sen. Ted Stevens was planning a stop in Chugiak on the Old Glenn Highway near the post office. Members of the staff of both Stevens and Sen. Frank Murkowski planned to discuss problems and concerns with local residents. After hitting Chugiak, the mobile office was set to visit Houston, Sheep Mountain, Eureka, Gulkana, Paxon, Delta and North Pole.
From page 5 of the June 25, 1981 edition: “A large number of honey bees were killed when thieves removed 20 pounds of honey from a hive in the Eklutna area. Police said it appeared an insect spray was used to kill the bees and the frame of the hive was damaged during the incident. The beekeeper, who police said had been raising bees for three years, told them he had 100,000 bees with a value of $500. Value of the honey was not listed in the report.”