Time Was 1/19/12

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 20:00
10 years ago this week
Fred Meyer gets commission’s blessing

The Anchorage Planning and Zoning commission approved site plans for an Eagle River Fred Meyer store at the north end of Eagle River’s downtown.

Although the commission gave the new store its blessing, it said the Portland-based retailer must reduce the height of its main sign and makes sign changes to the “monstrous façade” on the north face of the building.

Chair Daphne Brown objected to a proposed 40-foot-high sign, saying it was excessive.

“Everyone will know where that store is as soon as it is open,” Brown said.


APD to get trio of local officers

Three graduates of the Anchorage Police Academy were from Eagle River, according to an item in the Jan. 17, 2002 edition of the Alaska Star.

Alan Rydberg, John Bennett and Jason Allen were among 13 graduates honored during a ceremony at the Loussac Library in Anchorage. Allen was named class valedictorian.

During his speech, Allen told his fellow graduates that, “Our education is about to take on a new reality.”


No need for speed reduction

The Eagle River Valley Community Council decided not to go along with the rest of the municipality when it asked not to have its area’s standard residential speed limit lowered from 25 miles per hour to 20 mph.

“People who are speeding are going to keep speeding, regardless of the speed limit,” noted council member Lee Cline.

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