After a four-month stand down, the Air Force's premier fighter, the F-22 Raptor, returned to the skies Wednesday.
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz approved an implementation plan developed by Air Combat Command officials that allowed the F-22 to resume flight operations.
It was noon and daily Mass was about to begin on this cold winter day. The door opened and a woman came in with her two children. The youngest was just a tiny infant that she had bundled up in a blanket and a snowsuit; the older child was a toddler. The woman stopped just inside the door to unwrap the infant in the warm church. However the toddler did not notice that her mother had stopped and continued walking up the aisle, getting about half way up the aisle before she stopped and turned, looking for her mother,
A resident of Sweetwater Circle in Eagle River told Anchorage police on Sept. 15 that someone stole a moose hindquarter that was hanging to cool in a shed. The door was left unlocked, police said. No suspects were located.
Stolen cards used for gas money
Anchorage police took reports of two separate cases involving burglaries in which thieves stole credit cards and used them to buy gasoline.
A relatively mild construction season is coming to a close in Eagle River, with crews wrapping up final punch lists on a handful of projects around town.
One of the largest projects, updating drainage systems in the Breckenridge Drive and Farm Avenue areas, is about 95 percent finished, Eagle River Street Maintenance general foreman Mark Littlefield said.
The project is part of an ongoing effort to address drainage issues in the northeast section of town that have gotten worse as Eagle River has developed.
Any given day of the week, passersby of the Eagle River Boys and Girls Club can hear the screams of Alex McCoy rising above a background of hardcore music. Though some might describe the sound of Anchors Alive as just noise, what’s going on inside the teen center is harmonious.
The five-member band has been practicing in the teen room since March — and hasn’t accepted a penny in return for three shows put on at the venue. At $5 a head, all the money raised from the concerts is put back into the teen room, said Eagle River branch manager Tracey Hupe.
It should come as no surprise that Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan first addressed the economy in his update to the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 21.
“You’ve got to have a stable fiscal regime,” Sullivan said.
In his two-plus years in office, Sullivan said he’s been able to restore the city’s operating reserves — which had dipped below mandatory levels — and that his administration has created additional operating reserves.
Chugiak's boys and girls teams finished fifth as a combined team at the Bartlett/Chugiak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Bartlett and Chugiak pools. Chugiak's boys team was third, while the girls placed fifth.
David McPhetres finished third to lead Chugiak's boys cross country team to a second place overall finish at the Cook Inlet Conference Championships on Saturday at Kincaid Park.
Isaac Lammers was sixth for Chugiak and Brady Sanders was 10th.Tim Sorensen (16th) and Alex Loan (25th) rounded out Chugiak's top five finishers.
Eagle River's Brandon King was 11th to earn his second consecutive state berth as an individual. Freshman Ben Hall finished 18th for the Wolves, while Alex Smith was 24th, Ben Smith finished 40th and Bryce Wolery was 45th.
Eagle River's girls cross country team has made history.
Led by a seventh-place finish by senior Evy Hail, the Wolves finished third as a team at Saturday's Cook Inlet Conference Championships at Kincaid Park to earn the school's first team berth at the state meet.
The top four teams (and any other individuals in the top 15 spots) earn automatic berths to state, which will be held next Saturday at Bartlett.
Chugiak's Samantha Hartke will join the Wolves' girls at state after finishing 12th to earn an automatic state berth.
Eagle River hung with the conference’s best team for much of the first half of a wild 66-36 Service win at Chugiak’s Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium Friday night.
The Wolves (1-6 overall, 1-5 Cook Inlet Conference) trailed the undefeated Cougars just 21-12 after the first quarter thanks to a 50-yard Josh Vanderlooven kickoff return and 55-yard run by Ed Hall.
Just two days after getting word that their three previous victories would be wiped away due to the use of an ineligible player, the Chugiak Mustangs played their best game of the season in a 34-32 victory over West at Anchorage Football Stadium.
"I've never been prouder of a group of kids," Chugiak coach Duncan Shackelford said after his team improved to 1-6 overall and 1-5 in the Cook Inlet Conference.
Eagle River’s Daniel J. Remillard has been named a semifinalist for the 57th National Merit Scholarship Program. Remillard is one of about 16,000 semifinalists nationwide in the running for 8,300 2012 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million.
Callison Lucille Oistad was born August 26, 2011 at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. She weighed seven pounds, three ounces. She is the daughter of Cynthia Gitling Oistad and Wesley Keith Oistad of Eagle River.
On Monday night, the world got to hear what folks in Chugiak have known for a long, long time.
Mike Christensen can really sing.
Christensen, a 2004 Chugiak High graduate, made his national television debut at 8 p.m. Monday night on NBC’s “The Sing Off,” an elimination-style reality show featuring some of the nation’s top vocal ensembles.
His mom couldn’t be more proud.
“We are really excited about it,” said Shauna Christensen, who said she’s hoping all of Eagle River will tune in. “I’ve been spreading the word.”