The state budget may be grim but Alaska’s construction industry as a whole should have another good year, according to a University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research forecast. The 2015 construction outlook predicts a total spend of more than $8.5 billion statewide. That would be a 3 percent decline from the revised 2014 projection of $8.8 billion worth of construction activity in Alaska.
Alaskan opera fans are in for a rare treat. It isn’t often that world-class opera comes to Anchorage except via way of the downtown performing arts center. It’s even less often that opera shows up in the Chugiak-Eagle River area other than productions by the music and theatre departments of local schools or that of the Alaska Fine Arts Academy.
What a difference a night makes. Oh, and a change in opponents helps too. The Eagle River hockey team experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat on successive night last week, as they defeated North Pole, 10-2, Thursday, before falling to Fairbanks powerhouse, West Valley, 6-2, Friday.
With the regular season closing with victories awarded due to the slimmest of margins, the Chugiak Mustang varsity wrestling team will host and compete in the Region IV Tournament, Friday and Saturday.
The Sleeping Lady Mt. Lions Club will be holding our annual Valentine’s Dinner and Auction on Feb. 14 from 6 until 10 p.m. We would like to extend an invitation to the community to attend our fundraiser and support our efforts to provide local high school graduates with scholarships.