Students in Brian Mason’s class at Chugiak High didn’t ace their big test Tuesday. They butchered it.
Mason brought a cow moose carcass to class in the back of his pickup truck that morning, and for the rest of the day his students went to work de-boning, separating, grinding and packaging the animal. The bloody business served as a way to immerse the World Discovery Seminar program students in Alaska cultural traditions, give them a basic understanding of anatomy and teach them practical life skills.
Holiday spirit burned hot on a chilly Friday night in Eagle River last week as the annual Winter Wonderland and Merry Merchant Munch events returned to fill Town Square Park with children, community and cheer.
Not everyone went home happy, but they all drove the same roads home.
A hotly anticipated community meeting on the future of Chugiak-Eagle River schools produced a few barbs but few fireworks Monday at Mirror Lake Middle School as the debate continued between neighbors who support paying to repair earthquake-damaged Gruening Middle School and those who hope to combine the area’s two public high schools.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Turnagain Arm, Anchorage and Eagle River through 6 p.m. Monday as a warm winter storm brought record temperatures and high wind gusts to the area.
The highest winds were expected Monday evening, according to the alert issued at 3:22 a.m. Monday.
Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
On Nov. 26 at around 6 p.m. police received a report that a red and white 1994 Ford pickup was stolen while parked unlocked outside a business with its keys inside.
A Chugiak man has been sentenced to nine months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender.
Donald Eugene Phillips, 37, was charged in July with one count with failure to register, according to a statement from Bryan Schroder, U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska. He subsequently pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday by Sr. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline.