Its name since changed to Alaska Fine Arts Academy, the non-profit hosts classes for children and adults in art, drama, music, theater and dance.
While the idea of having a huge lake fronting homes built on the Eagle River Valley hillsides might be appealing to some people, it did not come to pass.
Those teams have won several state championships. The Chugiak and Eagle River high school baseball teams have continued a good tradition in the sport.
Chugiak-Eagle River went on the global stage in 1996 when 1,625 athletes from around the world were hosted for the 13th Arctic Winter Games.
Only nine deaths were attributed to the earthquake while the remainder were due to the tsunamis generated by underwater landslides.
Stepping up were the people who were settling the community. A community club met to discuss needs such as a volunteer fire department came forth.
No Place was on the homestead taken out by Thillman “Til” Wallace in the mid-Fifties. It boasted of an artesian well sufficient to keep a large pond filled.
Walter Pippel suffered a stroke and passed in 1969 after being incapacitated for a long period. Melva remained in their home for several years thereafter.
Taking a cue from the past, parents tired of their teenagers having to be bussed to Anchorage in order to attend classes fought to gain a secondary school here. A similar petition to the Territorial Legislature in 1950 had been […]
In the early years, Chugiak was known for colorful characters. One of the most colorful was Nora Collett, owner of Chugiak Candy Kitchen.