Some of the most visible students on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus are speaking out against sexual assault.
“We’re using our voices for a good cause,” said Sarissa Lammers, a senior Nordic skier and mechanical engineering major.
A 2014 Chugiak High grad, Lammers recently helped organize a public service campaign in which UAF athletes posed for photos in their uniforms while holding signs with slogans such as “It’s On Us” and “No More.”
More than 13,000 Matanuska Electric Association customers in Eagle River and Chugiak lost power Tuesday afternoon after the cooperative worked to fix outages caused by a large windstorm that hit Southcentral Alaska.
According to MEA, the outage affected customers from Peters Creek to Eagle River.
On April 18 at around 8:47 p.m., an APD officer pulled over a Ford Focus allegedly driving 95 MPH in a 65 MPH zone near the North Eagle River exit on the Glenn Highway. Police said as the officer approached the vehicle, its driver sped off.
The officer was able to locate the Ford at a nearby residence, and witnesses there identified the driver as Justin Lunsford, 30, of Chugiak. The witnesses reportedly told the officer Lunsford went into the home, and police said they found him hiding under a bed.
For years, Chugiak-Eagle River area residents have doggedly pursued a public place for their pooches to play. While the disucssions have been mostly bark, there’s finally some teeth in plans to bring a dog park to town.
A draft feasibility study on a Chugiak-Eagle River dog park was recently completed by R&M Consultants, which looked at five different sites in the area that might be suitable for a dog park. At the Eagle River/Chugiak Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors meeting April 9, R&M’s Van Le said the study found two sites most suitable for a park.
A nationwide debate about gun violence arrived Friday at Chugiak High, where opinions about guns are as varied as the rugged terrain surrounding the Anchorage School District’s least urban high school.
Despite strong differences of opinion, organizers of a Friday morning school walkout deemed the event a success.
Local students will be among thousands who leave their classrooms Friday morning for a nationwide protest against gun violence.
The Anchorage Daily News reports students across the Anchorage School District will participate in the walkout, which is scheduled to coincide with the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado.