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Tuesday, Jan. 30

2:28 a.m.: Warrant service, Birchwood Loop

2:28 a.m.: Warrant service, Birchwood Loop

3:39 a.m.: Driving without license, North Eagle River Road

9:58 a.m.: Drugs, Ashley Park Lane

2:19 p.m.: Warrant service, Hesterberg Road

3:00 p.m.: Stolen vehicle, Business Drive

5:47 p.m.: Assault, Ridd

10:24 p.m.: Traffic collision, Farm and Old Glenn Highway

Wednesday, Jan. 31

7 a.m.: Stolen vehicle, Heritage Court

11:29 a.m.: Theft/larceny, Heritage Court

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.

A woman went to her boyfriend’s residence to collect personal items on Feb. 3. The boyfriend is currently incarcerated and there is another couple living in his home while he’s away. The victim began to crawl through the window of the home.

A beautiful if frosty morning with a temperature of -10 degrees greeted nearly 100 fat bike enthusiasts as they wound their way through Saturday’s Icy River Rampage, a 10-mile loop at the Eagle River Nature Center this past Saturday.

Shadows and sun played across the course as the surrounding peaks blocked the late morning’s warmth from reaching Eagle River’s frozen surface during most of the race, an annual fund raiser for the center.

In his opinion piece Feb. 3 in the Anchorage Daily News, House District 22 Rep. Jason Grenn calls for ending the annual “Pink-Slip Circus.”

Many agree with him that this is bad local political theater, and that indeed pink-slipping of teachers must end.

However, bills offered by Rep Grenn, and Kodiak Sen. Gary Stevens make the assumption that pink-slipping — a politically valuable annual hostage taking event — will end due to these early education funding bills.

The Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Cub will be holding our annual Dollars For Our Scholars fundraiser on Feb. 24 from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Eagle River Lions clubhouse.

We would like to extend an invitation to the community to attend our fundraiser and support our efforts to provide local high school graduates with scholarships.

We will be having a taste of beer and wine provided by local vendors Odom and Midnight Sun Brewery; brisket provided by Mike’s Meats; vegetarian lasagna, cole slaw, salad along with snacks and drinks at a self yourself buffet table.

The Chugiak varsity basketball teams doubled down on impressive wins Saturday night as the home squads played aggressive defense against their Bartlett visitors.

In the opening game, the girls stifled their Golden Bear opponents early, coasting to a 35-9 first-half margin then withstanding a second half rally to end their game with a comfortable 56-37 win.

Chuck Schumer started a government shutdown he couldn’t finish.

The New York Democrat, among the shrewdest operators in national politics, stumbled badly because he succumbed to the siren song of the anti-Trump resistance.

He believed that any charge could be made to stick to President Donald Trump, no matter how implausible, and chose the dictates of an inflamed Democratic base over common sense.

Anchorage Police Department calls for Jan. 22-29.

Monday, Jan. 22

1:22 a.m.: Trespass, Goliath Drive

1:16 p.m.: Traffic collision, Dolly Drive and Songbird Ave.

2:17 p.m.: Burglary, Easy Street

2:38 p.m.: Robbery, Snowmobile Lane

3:08 p.m.: Warrant service, Hesterberg Road

8:57 p.m.: Drugs, North Eagle River

10:31 p.m.: Assault, Bill Stephens Drive

Tuesday, Jan. 23

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.

A male suspect stole a bag from Polaris at about 2:38 p.m. on Jan. 22, ran out of the business with it, and got into the driver’s seat of a vehicle. As the suspect attempted to drive away, the Polaris employee stood in front of the vehicle and was subsequently struck by it.

Eagle Academy Charter School was recently honored by Eagle River Rep. Lora Reinbold with a citation from the 30th Alaska Legislature as one of the highest performing schools in the Anchorage School District.

It is a tuition-free, school of choice that emphasizes a challenging curriculum with high expectations of students, families and staff. In Spring AimsWeb test scores, the school had 93.75 percent score as Tier I students in mathematics and 88 percent scored in Tier I in English language arts. It has enrollment of about 170 students.

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