People in Chugiak really, really don’t like a proposal to allow for higher density housing on a parcel of land located near the McDonald Center in Eagle River.
At its Nov. 16 meeting, the Chugiak Community Council renewed its objection to the much-maligned proposal by the Heritage Land Bank board of directors, which will go before the municipal Planning and Zoning Commission Dec. 11.
“Heritage Land Bank is proceeding along just as they planned,” said Sandy Quimby, who has been an opponent of the proposal since she first learned of it more than a year ago.
An advisory board representing Chugiak-Eagle River area community councils renewed its objection to plans by the Heritage Land Bank to change the allowable housing density on 92 acres of municipal owned land in Eagle River.
At its Saturday, Oct. 28 meeting at the Eagle River Town Center, the Chugiak-Eagle River Advisory Board voted unanimously to oppose any changes to increase housing density in the Carol Creek Site Specific Land Use Plan.
When was the last time you checked your phone? If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you’re doing it right now — more than 60 percent of Star readers now get their news from a mobile device; if not, it’s likely you looked at the device in the last hour — studies show Americans check their devices dozens to hundreds of times per day.
The use of screened devices has become ingrained in modern society, and that’s especially true among teens, who according to the Pew Research Center send an average 30 text messages a day.
Dozens of local wrestlers were among hundreds of athletes who packed the Menard Center in Wasilla over the weekend for the Lancer Smith Memorial Wrestling Tournament, the state’s largest.
With wrestling on eight mats and tournaments for varsity, junior varsity, middle school and girls’ wrestlers, the tournament attracted teams from as far away as Kiana in Northwest Alaska and Ketchikan in Southeast.
On his own time and his own dime, an Eagle River man has recently started driving around town as part of a one-man community patrol effort.
Cliff Cook began making the rounds as the new Eagle River Community Patrol Saturday, Nov. 4. Over the course of his first week, Cook said he covered more than 100 miles over 13 hours spread across five days of driving around Eagle River.
Dimond scored five times in the first period en route to a Cook Inlet Conference rout over Chugiak Tuesday night at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.
Blake Hausinger opened the game with a natural hat trick for the Lynx, which went up 5-0 in the frame after Sean Carey and Max Hickel added strikes of their own.
The Mustangs — who became the first CIC team to score on the Lynx this season — briefly stopped the bleeding, getting a Danny Casey goal late in the first period and another by Luke Momblow early in the second to cut the lead to 5-2.
Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events is provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
On Nov. 1, police received a call about a vehicle parked on the side of Steeple Drive with its hazard lights on. Officers arrived and contacted two occupants, including a female driver and male passenger.
Members of the local parks board believe steps taken over the last year have improved several areas of concern at the Harry J. McDonald Center in Eagle River.
Following a joint work session earlier this month with the Fire Lake Arena Management Inc. (FLAMI) board of directors, the Eagle River/Chugiak Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors is crafting a memorandum of understanding acknowledging improvements to the center’s finances and management.
Red-hot goaltending and a buzzer-beating finish highlighted a pivotal first period in Chugiak’s 7-3 win over Service on Friday, Nov. 10 at the McDonald Center.
Chugiak goalie Riley Fugere stopped all 22 shots he faced in the period, and Luke Momblow scored with 0.0 seconds on the clock as the Mustangs raced out to a 3-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
Chugiak was never threatened from that point on, going up 4-0 early in the second period on a goal by Danny Casey.
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.
Snowy, icy conditions were causing commuting carnage Thursday afternoon on the Glenn Highway.
The Anchorage Police Department said an accident in the northbound lanes near the Eagle River exit caused the far left lane to be closed, according to a special alert sent out by APD at around 4:15 p.m. Thursday. Roughly 15 minutes later, the department said the lane had been reopened.
One of the cold realities of high school hockey in Alaska is good things don’t often last long, and such is the case with both Chugiak and Eagle River this season as each team will strive to find new identities after historic success a season ago.