Through Thick and Thin, First Ride on Fat-Tire Bike is Amply Rewarding

I thought there was a slim chance I’d like fat-tire biking. But that first time out, with an extremely patient person, was a rewarding experience.

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Winter Sunset on Harp Mountain is Mesmerizing

Aside from seeking some exercise, Pete Panarese and I had only one good reason to tromp up Harp Mountain: It was simply to enjoy sunlight for a few hours.

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“Alaska Range” Takes Our Eyes Where Our Feet May Never Trod

In his new book, Alaska Range, award-winning photographer Carl Battreall and seven Alaskan writers and adventurers share beauty of this truly wild place.

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Chugiak’s Jeff Worrell Is Among Alaska’s Dedicated “Aurora Chasers”

Veteran aurora borealis chasers like Chugiak’s Jeff Worrell will be first to tell you that while knowledge of the best aurora viewing locations and good equipment are essential in capturing excellent photographs, patience and persistence might be even more important.

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Alaskans Seem To Be Obsessed With Weather – And Rightfully So

About one-fourth of our local news broadcasts are devoted to weather, it seems. And admit it, here in Southcentral Alaska we identify our chief weather celebrity by her first name:

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Alaska’s history preserved through UAF’s Oral History/Project Jukebox programs

Even though Alaska is a relatively young state, it has a fascinating history and rich cultural heritage that reaches back to long before statehood. That history is stored in the

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Tools In Avoiding Avalanches

“Would you step off a cement curb onto a busy city street with a paper bag over your head?” Blaine Smith asks his audience. “Venturing into Alaska’s backcountry without any

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In Winter, We Search For Light

In winter we are on a constant search for light. We wait for the sun to cast its mid-morning glow on the distant mountains, illuminating clouds that huddle around their

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First Phase of Eklutna Dam Removal Project Completed

The low-pitched drone of bulldozers echoed off the cliffs deep in Eklutna canyon, a place that for decades has remained silent and unvisited by humans. Lowered into the canyon by

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Living In Alaska, There Are Always Reasons To Be Thankful

A connected world: Through the internet, iPhones, social networks, 24–hour cable news, humans are more connected than ever and constantly reminded of the world’s catastrophes. It sometimes makes it hard

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