Eklutna Inc. and the Municipality of Anchorage have agreed to settle a dispute over millions of dollars claimed by the Native corporation for natural gas generated at the Anchorage Landfill and sold to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Southcentral Alaska will have to wait until at least 2017 for its storm of the century.
On Thursday, forecasters predicted half a foot of snow would fall in the Anchorage and Eagle River areas, with a foot or more dumping on the Mat-Su. Office workers were encouraged to leave work early to avoid the rush hour carnage that was expected.
“The largest snowfall in several years is possible for portions of the Matanuska Valley” north of Anchorage, wrote the National Weather Service in a public bulletin about the storm.
The National Weather Service is predicting a major winter storm will hit Eagle River and surrounding areas beginning Thursday afternoon (Dec. 29) and continuing into Friday, Dec. 30.
According to a bulletin posted to weather.gov, the service expects two to five inches in the Anchorage area, with snow totals increasing north along the Glenn Highway.
“The largest snowfall in several years is possible for portions of the Matanuska Valley,” according to the bulletin.
EAGLE RIVER -- Twenty-seven months ago, a choirgirl’s voice was silenced by a real-life “monster.” Now, the family of a 19-year-old murder victim wants the public to help them speak for her.
“Our daughter doesn’t have a voice,” said Lonny Bower, whose daughter, Linda Anne Martz Bower, was murdered in 2014 by her ex-boyfriend.
Bower is one of four parents whose lives were shattered on Sept. 10, 2014, when David Joseph Thomas, 28, was arrested in the parking lot of an Eagle River drug store with Linda’s dead body in the back seat of his car.
The big news right now in Chugiak-Eagle River is, well, the news.
Since September, two new weekly newspapers have set up shop, including a local start-up that has the support of several longtime area journalists and a paper backed by an Arizona-based company that also owns papers in Anchorage, the Mat-Su and on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.