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The Anchorage School District will unveil public comments and the superintendent’s recommendations for what to do next school year at Eagle River Elementary during a public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Eagle River High School.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory warning of a rush-hour storm that’s expected to bring 4-8 inches of snow to the area starting Wednesday afternoon.

Anchorage police said they made no arrests after a middle school student deployed pepper spray on a school bus last week in Chugiak.

According to APD, on Feb. 13 at around 10 a.m. police contacted a pair of students from Mirror Lake Middle School about an incident involving pepper spray on a school bus. According to police, one of the students sprayed “a small amount of pepper spray that belonged to the other student.” Police said the pepper spray was not aimed at anyone but did irritate some of the students on the bus.

The task of untangling the complex web of choices, courses, controversies and complications concerning Chugiak-Eagle River schools began Tuesday night at Chugiak High, where about 200 people gathered for the first in a series of public meetings that will help determine the future of virtually every Anchorage School District student living north of Muldoon Road.

“We have a lot of work to do,” ASD superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop said that the outset of the meeting, which was attended by district officials and members of the Anchorage School Board.

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.

Uber driver claims passenger flashed her

Police arrested two people in Eagle River last week after a woman slipped a note to a gas station attendant saying she’d been kidnapped.

According to police spokeswoman Renee Oistad, the incident began at around 5:41 p.m. on Feb. 6 when an employee at the Chevron station in Peters Creek called police to report a woman came into the store and passed the clerk a note saying she was being kidnapped. Police said the clerk told dispatchers the woman then got into the front passenger seat of a black Dodge Durango that left the area.

Police are searching for two people accused of robbing a man Saturday in Eagle River.

According to the Anchorage Police Department, a man called police to report that he was in a parked vehicle in Eagle River with Ian M. Blodgett, 27, of Eagle River and Sarah J. Norton, 27, of Anchorage, along with two other unknown people. Police said the man told them Blodgett and Norton stole cash from him.

The following article originally appeared in the June 2, 1983 edition of the Star:

Subscribers get bills for juvenile calls to hear recorder talk dirty

When an Eagle River residence opened her Matanuska telephone bill Wednesday and found that she’d been charged for 31 calls to New York, she thought there’d been some mistake.

The Anchorage School District has released an online survey to solicit opinions about what to do about a pair of damaged schools in Eagle River.

The survey was announced to parents in a mass email sent by the district Friday night.

“The purpose of this survey is to seek community comments and recommendations concerning options for the next academic year,” reads the survey.

Anchorage Assembly candidate Clayton Trotter has withdrawn from the race, leaving two candidates for the open Chugiak-Eagle River seat in April’s election. Trotter withdrew his name from the ballot Tuesday, meaning Crystal Kennedy and Oliver Schiess will compete for a District 2 seat on the 11-member board.

Trotter told District 13 and 14 Republicans he was stepping aside during its regular meeting Tuesday night at Piccolino’s Restaurant. Both he and the local Republican Party then endorsed Kennedy in the race.

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