The best athletes to don the Columbia Blue and Black of the Chugiak Mustangs will be on hand this Friday for recognition of past accomplishments and to retire their high school jerseys, announced Chugiak Activities principal Jim Bell last week.
The Chugiak Mustang girls varsity soccer team secured the only victory among four games played by both local high school boys and girls teams during the opening weekend of competition Saturday at The Dome. The Lady Mustangs upended East, 2-0, on goals from senior Madeline Elliassen and freshman Carson Head. Both strikes, one each half, come off corner kicks served up by Michelle Eliassen and Briana Romesha, respectively.
This week, I interviewed the four major candidates for mayor (see story, “How to solve a problem like Anchorage,” page 4). And over the past two weeks, I attended three of the candidates’ Chugiak-Eagle River area meet-and-greet events, plus one for school board candidate Elisa Snelling.
Facing unspeakable cold weather at minus-40 and minus-50 degrees, this year’s Iditarod was not one for the faint of heart. Known for the rigors of distance, this year’s edition also greeted dogs and drivers to sustained frigid conditions as the race was routed from Fairbanks to Nome due to a lack of snow in Southcentral Alaska this winter.