The pool — which had been closed for nearly two months due to damage from the Nov. 30 earthquake — reopened Tuesday according to the Chugiak-Eagle River Parks and Recreation Department. The facility is located at Chugiak High School (16525 S. Birchwood Loop).
A dispute over dogs in Eagle River earlier this month resulted in a call to police after a man allegedly brandished a handgun at two women walking their animals off leash.
On Jan. 12 at around 4 p.m. police said they responded to a report of a man brandishing a handgun. According to APD, two women told them they were walking their dogs off leash at the Briggs Bridge lower parking lot. Police said the women told officers a man approached them on the trail “holding a handgun, and yelling that he almost shot the dogs and that they needed to be on a leash.”
Shaken to action by November’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake, some Chugiak residents believe it’s time to bring additional building safety measures to their community.
At its Thursday meeting, the Chugiak Community Council passed a resolution asking the Municipality of Anchorage to require that an engineer review plans for all residential structures requiring a municipal land-use permit.
“Somebody needs to look at these things,” said Bart Quimby, an engineer from Chugiak who spoke in favor of the resolution.
Jackson was officially sworn in as Rep. Sharon Jackson of District 13 on Thursday after the Alaska House of Representatives selected Neal Foster (D-Nome) as speaker pro tempore, relieving Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer of that task and allowing the House to conduct business.
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.
The Chugiak Community Council will undergo a shake-up at Thursday’s meeting at the Elsie Oberg Center in Chugiak.
In addition to hosting a community discussion on building safety codes in the wake of the November earthquake, the council will also hold elections for four open seats at the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.
Sharon Jackson, who was appointed by Gov. Dunleavy to the District 13 State House seat in Eagle River, participated in what Rep. Josh Revak described as a “swearing in” ceremony Wednesday at a courthouse in Juneau.
Jackson has yet to be officially sworn in by the Legislature, which is currently in the middle of trying to organize and has yet to form a majority.