Anchorage police said they arrested a 34-year-old man after he was caught trying to sell a firearm stolen from an Eagle River home the week before.
On Aug. 7 at around 8 a.m., police were called to a residence on David Avenue for a report of a burglary. There, homeowners reported that while they were away, someone tampered with an exterior fuse box before prying open a window to get into the home. Police said two vehicles were stolen, along with several other items.
Though he’s the one getting the recognition, Kirk Alkire is clear about who he works for.
“This whole thing is not about me,” said Alkire, who led an effort to name a peak in the Chugach Mountains “Gold Star Peak” in recognition of families who have lost loved ones in the military.
An Army veteran who served two tours of active duty and lost several close friends in combat, Alkire said his mission from the start has been to help honor those who have given their hearts and lives in the name of service.
The board has been talking about the proposal since February 2017, and on Monday spent much of its meeting trying to decide how to proceed. But while there has been much debate, the issue is still unsettled — and board members will soon need to make a decision.
Several readers have wanted to know how to collect seeds and when is the best time to do so. Over the years friends have given me seed, and it was not until a couple of years ago that I became interested in collecting seed and using this seed in my garden. Well worth the effort, seed collecting is one of my favorite pastimes in the fall. Here are some suggestions to consider when wanting to collect seed yourself for further use in your garden.
On Tuesday, the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted 4-1 to renew the ski area’s beer and wine license during the board’s meeting in Denali Park.
“We got exactly what we hoped for,” Arctic Valley general manager John Robinson-Wilson said Wednesday.
The decision went against a recommendation made by Alaska Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office staff to not renew the license based on her determination Arctic Valley didn’t fit the criteria for a “recreational permit.”
The ongoing debate over dog parks in Eagle River is set to resume.
After taking July’s meeting off, the Eagle River-Chugiak Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at the Eagle River Town Center Building.
In addition to its regular agenda items — including a regular monthly update on the McDonald Center from facility manager Reid McDonald — the board will discuss an ongoing plan to bring dog parks to municipal land in Chugiak-Eagle River.
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.
An Alaska State House member with deep pockets and a union-aligned newcomer hoping to replace her are leading the local fundraising race as the primary election season enters the home stretch.
According to 30-day reports filed with the Alaska Political Offices Commission, Senate District G hopeful and current State House Rep. Lora Reinbold had raised $51,472 through the July 20 filing deadline — with more than $30,000 of that coming from Reinbold herself.
There’s no surer sign of fall than the annual closure of the Albert Loop Trail at the Eagle River Nature Center.
The popular trail was closed Thursday and will remain off-limits until freeze-up, according to an announcement sent out Thursday.
Since 1997, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources has closed the trail near the Eagle River in Chugach State Park due to the presence of spawning salmon. The salmon attract bears, who use the bridges and beaver dams near the trail to fish.