The Hoppers never miss the Anchorage Folk Festival.
It’s something the Chugiak family of four has been involved with since 23-year-old Caiti Hopper can remember.
“I’ve grown up with the festival,” she said. “It’s a huge highlight.”
Caiti, a music education major at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, flew back from the Golden Heart City two days after the start of a new semester so she wouldn’t miss playing the 23rd annual event with her family band.
“It’s something I look forward to all year,” she said.
Tex Daniels, 22, of Chugiak, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 24 on two counts of first degree assault, DWI and failure to render aid for an incident that occurred early New Year’s Day in downtown Anchorage.
According to Anchorage Police, Daniels lost control of his pickup truck near the corner of West 15th Avenue and I Street after passing another vehicle. Police say he struck a rock pile and snow bank, along with pedestrians Ashley Brotherton and Clayton Wilbanks of Anchorage.
The Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center is asking for help with the sudden influx of more than 100 animals brought in over the weekend.
Along with the more than 40 birds and 39 dogs from an Eagle River animal-cruelty case, a separate Anchorage case last Saturday added 22 cats to the center's population.
Melissa Apodaca is currently training six hours a day with the goal of representing the United States in one of the toughest sports around, freestyle wrestling. The muscular 22-year-old’s typical day includes running and lifting weights followed by a couple hours of technique work and sparring.
Think that’s tough?
The 2008 Chugiak High graduate does all that training while keeping up with her college courses at Northern Michigan University, where last semester she earned a 4.0 grade-point average.
The 2011 Chugiak High football team will go down in history.
The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame selected the Mustangs for the first-ever Trajan Langdon Award for “displaying sportsmanship and integrity” after their season was cut short due to use of an ineligible player that forced the team to forfeit three wins and miss the state playoffs.