Erin Johnson loved the backcountry trails of Chugiak and Eagle River and believed getting outside was good for the soul.
That’s why a network of friends decided to dedicate the Ski the Beach 2018 event in her honor. Everyone is invited to pick a skiing level and join the Chugiak-Eagle River Ski Club Feb. 25 on a route that starts at the Beach Lake Ski Chalet off the South Birchwood Loop exit. The chalet is on the left one-third of a mile past Chugiak High School.
The Birchwood Community Council met on Feb. 14 to discuss issues ranging from a water transmission pipeline approved in December by the Anchorage Assembly to conversing about a potential new cemetery in Eagle River or Chugiak. Attendees also heard from several candidates for upcoming elections.
The Eagle River High Nuclear Wolves won the State Championship at the First Tech Challenge Tournament held at University of Alaska Anchorage’s Wells Fargo Sports Complex.
It’s the second state title in three years for the Nuclear Wolves. Team members Isiah Bauzon, Gage Friesen, Alex Oleniczak, Ryan Sabroski, Keith Sellers, and Sebastian Tunley finished the qualifying rounds in fifth place with a 4-1 record.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski visited Eagle River High School students Tuesday with a question she wanted to hear answered by students.
After the recent mass shooting with 17 killed and dozens more wounded at a high school in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, what should Congress do?
“I need your help,” she told Danielle Lewis’ student government class Feb. 20. “My reality is that I go back to Washington, D.C., on Monday and there is an expectation being built that in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Florida, Congress will have the answer.”
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.
APD officers responded to a residence at around 3:44 a.m. on Feb. 9 in response to a physical disturbance between four people. It was determined that 37-year-old Stephanie Thibedeau of Eagle River had been out with two others.
Alaska’s congressional delegation of Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young have released their service academy nominations that include several local students.
“This year’s selection of candidates was exceptional — all exhibited the characteristics that will help them to succeed as leaders in our nation’s military: academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, and a commitment to serving their community and nation,” said Senator Sullivan.
The Eagle River Community Council met last Thursday to discuss voting protocol for the upcoming municipal election, capital improvement projects, reports from the Eagle River Community Patrol, and to listen to individuals running for various offices in upcoming elections.