A brown bear mauled and seriously injured a hiker on a trail above Eagle River Road on Sunday afternoon.
Bob Eder, 50, was about an hour off of Moriah trail when he encountered a grizzly with three cubs, said Lt. Dave Parker, spokesman for the Anchorage Police Department. He remained in the hospital Tuesday with "severe" injuries.
Eder did not have any puncture wounds, Parker said, but he suffered lacerations to his back, legs and scalp from the bear’s claws.
“He had significant injuries, but they were not life threatening,” Parker said.
Actor Erik Estrada led a band of 76 motorcycle riders on Saturday, July 14 from Anchorage to Alyeska and back to Chugiak in the “Riding to End Childhood Hunger” event to support Eagle River-based non-profit organization Dare to Care. The motorcycle riders raised $7,000 for the school lunch program, which benefits students in the Matanuska-Susitna and Anchorage School Districts.
A 24-year-old paratrooper assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division was killed on July 14 when his patrol was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire in the Khost Province of Afghanistan.
Cheryll Heinze, a former Alaska state legislator who served as Matanuska Electric Association's Director of Human Resources and Public Affairs, was killed in a plane accident Tuesday, July 10, in Homer, according to Alaska State Troopers and MEA.