There will be a legislative town hall meeting with all five area senators and representatives on Saturday, Feb. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Chugiak High cafeteria.
Scheduled to attend are Sens. Lora Reinbold (R-Eagle River) and Shelley Hughes (R-Palmer/Chugiak) along with Reps. Kelly Merrick (R-Eagle River), Cathy Tilton (R-Palmer/Chugiak) and Sharon Jackson (R-Chugiak/Eagle River).
After tearing through a rapid-fire speech at the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce last week, the nation’s longest-serving congressman shook a dozen hands or more before barreling out of the Matanuska Brewing Company before a staffer could even finish collecting business cards.
“I wouldn’t run if I didn’t like it,” Young said a few minutes later after hopping in a car and driving to Jitters Coffee House for his next appointment.
A Fairbanks company is exploring the idea of bringing the first retail marijuana store to Eagle River, an area that has resisted commercial cannabis since Alaskans voted to legalized recreational use in 2014.
The owners of Good Cannabis have begun talks with local leaders about the possibility of opening a high-end retail marijuana business in downtown Eagle River.
A municipal review has found the Chugiak Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department has resolved all outstanding issues related to a 2018 audit that found deficiencies in the department’s cash-handling controls.
“Management action corrected and significantly improved all issues identified in Internal Audit Report 2018-16,” wrote Municipality of Anchorage Internal Audit Director Michael Chadwick in a memo to the Anchorage Assembly.
Items in the police briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual incidents are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
On Feb. 3 at around 6:45 a.m. police received a report that a 2019 Subaru parked at the North Birchwood park-and-ride had been stolen. Later that day an APD officer found the vehicle unoccupied and parked at the South Birchwood park-and-ride. Police said nothing was taken and there was no damage to the Subaru.
When electric bills came due this month, a lot of people were in for a shock.
“I’ve certainly noticed some chatter about it,” said Matanuska Electric Asssociation Public Relations Manager Jennifer Castro on Tuesday.
But MEA’s rates didn’t go up. In fact, Castro said there was a slight decrease in rates this quarter. Instead, Mother Nature turned the thermostat outside way down — which Castro said sparked an increase in people’s usage.
“The biggest consumers of energy are heat and light, whare the two things we’ve been using lots of this past month,” Castro said.
Rob Webb doesn’t think his backyard wood-splitter is anything special. Sure it’s a 170-pound scrap metal splitting maul mounted on a 7-foot swing arm attached to the side of his shed. But he does live in Peters Creek, Alaska.