The Anchorage Police Department is making an effort to be more visible in Chugiak-Eagle River.
“You should be seeing more officers,” said Nora Morse, a special assistant to Mayor Ethan Berkowitz last week.
Morse spoke at a meeting of the Chugiak Community Council, where she presented the results of a recent community policing survey. According to Morse, the survey showed residents want more patrol during late night hours, want the same officers assigned to the area as much as possible and want to see increased traffic patrols in residential areas.
One of the most notorious intersections in a notoriously tricky traffic town is set for an overhaul – and the state wants to hear what people have to say about it.
A meeting is planned for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Eagle River Town Center (12001 Business Boulevard) to discuss plans to revamp the intersection of the Old Glenn Highway and Eagle River Road, a fix that’s the first phase in a larger Eagle River Traffic Mitigation project.
“We’ve come up with some conceptual improvements we wanted to present to people,” said Dean Karcz, a project manager with PTS Inc.
Finding a job in a challenging economy isn’t always easy, but the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is trying to make the task a little less daunting.
“Our goal is to develop the workforce of Alaska,” said Anne Velardi, who works as a community development specialist for the department, which maintains a Job Center office in Eagle River’s Parkgate Building.
The end of a bitter cold snap ushered in the second straight weekend of heavy snow as winter's triumphant return to Southcentral Alaska continued Saturday, Jan. 21.
The Glenn Highway was briefly closed in both directions early Saturday afternoon as the dry, drifting snow played havoc with visibility on roads in Anchorage and Eagle River. Numerous cars found the ditch, and police took the added step of asking people to stay home as the storm dropped between six inches and a foot of snow in the area.
Two local athletes are about to become international shooting stars.
“I’ve heard stories that your skis will be waxed faster than they’ve ever been before, and everybody will be asking for your autograph,” said Helen Wilson, a 15-year-old from Eagle River who is one of two Eagle River athletes who made the U.S. Junior Biathlon team that will compete at the World Youth/Junior Biathlon Championships next month in Slovakia.