From nearly $30 million to fix Eagle River Road to $5,000 to replace the kiln at Fire Lake Elementary, the 2013 capital budget has something for almost everyone. Here’s a run-down of local projects approved for state funding:
Eagle River Road rehab MP 5.3-12.6 $29.8 million
Eklutna Bridge replacement $14 million
CVFD replacement fire house $6.15 million
Traffic mitigation, Artillery Road interchange $6 million
Two crumbling stretches of local infrastructure were among the biggest winners when the 27th Legislature wrapped up its regular session earlier this month in Juneau by passing a $3.3 billion capital budget that includes millions for local infrastructure improvements.
“If you notice a theme, the projects are roads, roads and more roads,” said Rep. Bill Stoltze, co-chair of the House Finance committee.
On a sunny spring evening, the Birchwood Community Patrol rolls into the parking lot of a local park, where several cars sit idling. In short order, two vehicles full of teens decide the big green pick-up is an unwelcome neighbor and high-tail it out of the parking lot.
“That’s pretty typical,” says patrol member Jeff Hartley.
There’s a party Saturday — and everyone’s invited.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (ORLC) is welcoming the entire Chugiak-Eagle River community to celebrate its 50th anniversary Saturday, May 5. A potluck will be held at the church (18444 Old Glenn Highway) at 5 p.m. and a polka band will perform at 6:30.
Anchorage Police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said a 44-year-old woman was killed when she crashed her Hummer SUV into the gate emplacement at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's Muldoon gate in Anchorage on Monday, April 30.
Parker said driver Brenda Kay Davis was declared dead at a local hospital.
Police were called to the scene by JBER security, Parker said.
Invesigators found no skid marks leading up to the crash site, and Parker said there was no immediate indiction that alcohol was a factor in the accident.