13 years ago this week
Lifeguards save toddler
Two lifeguards at the Chugiak High pool saved a 2-year-old girl from drowning.
Moriah Chambers was at the bottom of the pool for about a minute before Dan Hagarman spotted her. Hagarman brought Chambers to the surface where Keith Childers successfully resuscitated her.
“The lifeguards did a remarkable job,” Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department spokesman Jeff Hartley told the Star.
Moriah’s mother, Desiree Chambers, said she was “beyond grateful.”
Teens lobby for skatepark
Local teenagers recently attended the Parks and Recreation meeting to lobby on behalf of a skatepark in Eagle River.
The teens argued that they have nowhere to skate or ride BMX bikes, and they are often kicked out of everywhere they go.
The Parks and Rec board had tentative plans to include a skatepark on a bond issue for the April 2002 election, chair Janet Brand told the Star. The park will cost an estimated $250,000.
Peewee football heads to regionals
The Eagle River Panthers peewee football team downed Kenai 40-0 to earn a trip to the Pacific Northwest Regional Championship in San Francisco. A win at regionals would earn the team, made up of 8, 9 and 10-year-olds, a spot in the national tournament in Orlando, Fla., in December.