TIME WAS: Winter of ‘92 arrives with massive snow storm

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 11:24

The following stories appeared 25 years ago this week in the Chugiak-Eagle River Star:

Let it snow…

Large areas of Chugiak-Eagle River were without power after a heavy snowfall hit the area Oct. 26-27, according to a story in the Oct. 29, 1992 edition of the Star.

According to the front-page story (which featured a photo of Chugiak High students Devin Wentworth and Kris Palmer playing in the snow with junior high schoolers Chuck Palmer and Ryan McMurray), the storm was believed to have dropped more than 20 inches on parts of the area, leaving as many as 3,000 customers without power. Most of the outages were in Chugiak, Peters Creek and Birchwood, according to the story by Star reporter Don Alexander.

The wet, heavy snowstorm caused school cancellations across the Anchorage area on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

A new era

A full-page ad in thee Oct. 29, 1992 Chugiak-Eagle River Star heralded the arrival of a new warehouse shopping experience in Anchorage.

“Costco wholesale opens Thursday, November 5, 1992 at 8:00 AM in N. Anchorage” read the ad, which included a one-day shopping pass to the membership-only warehouse giant, which was located (and still is today) at 4125 DeBarr Road in Anchorage.

Disappointed in coverage

An upset Chugiak-Eagle River Star reader wrote the paper to complain about a lack of coverage for youth sports outside of high school.

“I’m very disappointed in the junior high sports coverage,” read a letter to the editor by Tyler Keene. “The biggest problem is it is late and it’s sometimes not accurate. But the photos are good.”

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