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Declutter to Move

Since that first client, her new business “Declutter to Move” has been steadily picking up steam, officially opening in May of this year.

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More Than a Store

As I walked into Whatnot Consignment Shop, I was struck by the copious amounts of stuff and the distinct warmth of a gracious proprietor.

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Bear Mountain transit is short, but rewarding

The trail up Bear Mountain from Peters Creek Valley was just below freezing and travel over the hardened ground was easy.

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Lost Lake in the Fall is an Alpine Paradise

Alpine Paradise: People have described the Lost Lake area as a “touch of heaven,” and it’s easy to understand why.

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Helping Our Neighbors

The herculean efforts of the volunteers of the Chugiak-Eagle River Food Pantry have spread quite a lot of love towards our community.

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A hiker’s search for weather windows

Rarely have I ever been able to beat Mother Nature at its weather game. But on September 17th, I came as close as I ever have.

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Cookin’ Up Something Special

Chef Sarah heads up the cooking school at Allen & Petersen. She and her staff offer a wide variety of fun cooking classes.

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Good comradery makes rigorous hike enjoyable

I thought the smoky air might cause irritation, but it didn’t bother the group as we worked our way upward and past the April Bowl’s tarns.

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Ice to ice: Lunching in style at the Harding Ice Field

I’ve believe there are no words to describe the mind-blowing spectacle of the Exit Glacier ramping up to Harding Ice Field’s ocean of ice.

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In the mountains, wildflower diversity does not disappoint

According to Verna Pratt, one of Alaska’s most noted wildflower experts, there are about 1,500 species of flowering plants across Alaska.

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HUEY

Huey is a Master Hunter. James Ohlinger had always wanted a bird dog, but growing up there wasn't money for an expensive dog.

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Heat beaters flock to Eklutna Lake

On July 7th, a scorching hot July 4 weekend day, hundreds flocked to Eklutna Lake to find some relief along its shore and frigid waters.

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4th of July in Seward: It hardly gets any better

Having grown up in the seaport city of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula, the 4th of July celebration in that community is close to my heart.

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Horsin’ Around

For almost 40 years Jon and his team have offered year-round horse-drawn carriage rides, hay rides in fall, and sleigh rides in winter.

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The March of the Dandelions!

Though dandelions have been around a lot longer than me, their reach in southcentral Alaska has expanded dramatically during my lifetime.

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