Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
On Aug. 19 at around midnight, police received a report of a skateboard robbery on the Old Glenn Highway.
Ryan Adkins threw for 259 yards and six touchdown passes and Eagle River raced to its best start in program history with a 65-15 Northern Lights Conference win over Kodiak Saturday in Eagle River.
“It means a lot,” said Eagle River’s Quanard Cox, who ran for a touchdown and caught another in front of a large Homecoming Day crowd at The Wolves Den. “Now we’ve got to just keep pushing and pushing.”
Eagle River is 3-0 for the first time in the school’s 13 seasons of varsity play. More importantly, the Wolves improved to 1-0 in the four-team Northern Lights Conference.
It is surprising the number of people that do not know the importance of deadheading spent flowers to enjoy continued blooming of their flowering plants. Deadheading refers to the removal of faded dead flowers from your plant. As it turns out, there is a right and wrong way to deadhead flowers and so we will look this practice to better understand it.
Photos don’t do justice to the yard at 17216 Alice Loop in Eagle River, site of this week’s Greater Eagle River Garden Club Garden of the Week. The home Bill and Bobbie Gosseiler have lived in since 1981 is home to more than 100 varieties of trees and shrubs, including many that don’t normally grow in this part of Alaska. The lawn features a waterfall and numerous hidden treasures such as gnomes, gargoyles and a sea serpent. This week’s business Garden of the Week is O’Reilly Auto Parts. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
With a massive hurdle to fish passage in the Eklutna River now gone, it’s up to local utilities to take the next step toward restoring the river to its natural state.
In the first week of August, a yearlong project to remove an abandoned diversion dam in the Eklutna River Valley was completed. Although the dam removal hasn’t restored water flow into the river, it’s a major step toward returning the 22-mile stretch of prime salmon habitat to its natural state.
Police say they’re unaware of an organized “smash-and-grab” ring targeting vehicles in Anchorage area parks, but at least one municipal department believes otherwise.
“It’s well known that from Girdwood to Mirror Lake there is a massive smash-and-grab group,” Anchorage Parks and Recreation director John Rodda told the Eagle River/Chugiak Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors on Aug. 13.
Rodda said he believes the brazen group uses similar techniques and appears to include the same people time and time again.
Chugiak got an 80-yard touchdown run from Chasity Horn, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 13-0 halftime deficit as East took a 20-7 Cook Inlet Conference flag football win over the Mustangs at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium on Wednesday.
Jessica Titzel had two touchdowns for the T-birds, who scored twice in the final two minutes of the first half. Chugiak’s next game is at South at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Tuesday night’s primary elections narrowed the field for November’s general election, where Chugiak-Eagle River Republicans appear to have strong financial and electoral factors in their favor over Democratic nominees. In all four area races, the Republican nominees will enter the race with a substantial lead over their opponents — a factor that proved decisive in the primaries.
With all area precincts reporting, it looks like Chugiak-Eagle River voters will be sending a quartet of Republican women through to the general election.
In Senate District G, Lora Reinbold picked up a convincing win over Dan Saddler, while District 13 House candidate and former legislator Nancy Dahlstrom won her three-way race and Kelly Merrick won hers in District 14. Reinbold, Merrick and Dahlstrom will join incumbent Cathy Tilton — who ran unoposed in the District 12 Republican primary — on the party’s ticket in November.
After their second straight rout of a Division III opponent, the Eagle River Wolves football team will face their first major hurdle of the season Saturday, Aug. 25 when Northern Lights Conference foe Kodiak visits town for homecoming at the Wolves’ Den in Eagle River.
“This was just a step along the way,” said Eagle River head coach Bob Adkins after his team thrashed defending Alaska Division III champion Barrow 50-3 in a nonconference clash Saturday afternoon in Eagle River.