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.
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.
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 family of bears in the Eagle River Valley may have avoided a brush with death.
In early November, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said complaints about the bruins roaming the area were causing a major concern.
“We’ve been getting complaints the last week and a half to two weeks that a sow brown bear has been getting into trash,” Ken Marsh, a public information officer with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
A flurry of public meetings will keep community rooms in the area busy in the coming weeks, with topics of discussion ranging from roads to parks to neighborhood densities.
The monthly community council meeting cycle is in full swing, with the South Fork council meeting Nov. 2. the Birchwood and Eagle River Valley councils are set to meet on Wednesday, Nov. 8, with Birchwood meeting at 7 p.m. at the Beach Lake Chalet and Eagle River Valley residents meeting at Gruening Middle School at 7 p.m.