UPDATE (Friday, Sept. 22): The woman arrested Thursday, Sept. 21 was identified Friday by Anchorage Police as 23-year-old Brandy L. Nolcini. Court records show Nolcini was released the same day she was arrested and is currently free on $3,000 cash/corporate bail. Records show that at the time of her arrest Thursday in Eagle River, Nolcini was out on $250 bail for a misdemeanor case filed Sept. 17. Charging documents were pending in both cases as of Friday, Sept. 22.
A year after a routine municipal audit revealed more than half a dozen administrative and accounting issues at the Harry J. McDonald Memorial Center, local park supervisors are still searching for answers to lingering financial questions at the popular Eagle River rec center.
A group of Homestead Elementary fifth-graders were celebrating after their rap placed in the top 10 in a national “We the People” essay contest.
According to a front-page story in the Sept. 10, 1987 edition of the Chugiak-Eagle River Star by reporter Sherri Spangler, the students decided to submit their entry as a rap when they noticed the essay contest put no rules on the format.
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A town hall meeting on proposed water and sewer improvements drew a standing-room-only crowd to the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center Sept. 14.
“I know this is a big topic for a lot of our community,” assemblywoman Amy Demboski said to the people gathered in the senior center dining room Thursday night. “This is effectively our way of engaging the community, just to start to explain the process, what people are talking about, what they’re thinking about.”
Early every weekday morning, long before the first school bells ring, a fleet of buses shifts into gear in a spacious parking lot high on a Chugiak hillside. From there, dozens of drivers head out onto the Old Glenn Highway, bound for bus stops throughout Chugiak-Eagle River. School can’t start without them.
Despite administrative adjustments, shifting schools and classroom changes, some things stay the same.
“We hit the road every day,” said Warren Ulrich, assistant general manager at Reliant Transportation, a transportation contractor for the Anchorage School District.
As new construction continues to spring up throughout the Eagle River Valley, a cluster of local residents are pushing back against a planned development off Hiland Road.
The proposed expansion within the Bernard Subdivision – a heavily wooded swath of land about a mile-and-a-half up the road – calls for several new homes and a cul-de-sac with sweeping valley views. But the new development would also cut off the public right-of-way along Bernard Drive. Neighbors are saying no.