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Time for the toilsome trash tirade

This year’s Citywide cleanup is April 27 to May 4, and I strongly urge everyone to get out and clean anywhere you see garbage.

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Winter’s resurrection: What a difference five days make!

According to NWS records dating back 65 years for the Anchorage area, only 13 snowfalls greater than eight inches are recorded for April.

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Mining Ruins Tell Us a lot About Alaska’s Early Pioneers

If you’ve hiked in our state’s backcountry you’ve probably found the ruins; decaying artifacts from Alaska’s golden age of mining.

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Low water on Eagle River lends itself to gravel bar hiking

The sun was bright and the air warm April 14 of this year as we hiked the three miles from the Eagle River Nature to Echo Bend.

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Good Night’s Sleep Linked to Optimal Physical, Mental Health

Few things can mentally affect your day more than the lack of a good night’s sleep. But, the lack of sleep has real physical consequences.

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Five Exercise Myths for People 55 and Older

When it comes to exercise for the 55-and-older population, plenty of myths drive people’s actions – or inactions – when it comes to health.

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The Magic of Hot Chocolate

The hot chocolate packet has somewhat lost it’s magic, mainly due to my ability to decipher the “Ingredients” on various products.

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Hemisphere Hopping for Year-Round Summer

On an assignment in Argentina for the oil and gas company, BP, several years ago, we included the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

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Caribou Creek: Third Time’s the Charm to Reaching Canyon Icefall

Brent Voorhees and I were pleased to find a recently made snowmachine trail as we skied north on Caribou Creek.

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Jump into March Madness Mindful of Jumper’s Knee

Among the most common injuries in sports, jumper’s knee is an overuse injury that can develop when one repeatedly jumps and lands heavily.

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Eklutna Lake by Foot, Skis, Bike, Skates or Snowmachine

Conditions on Eklutna Lake during the first two weeks of February had been perfect for skiing, skating, biking, hiking and snow machining.

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The 1915 Nome All-Alaska Dog Sled Sweepstakes

In 1907, the idea of a long-distance race was broached. The race, to be known as the All-Alaska Sweepstakes, became a popular event.

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Sen. Ted Stevens was revered, maligned

From convict to martyr, the story of Theodore Fulton “Ted” Stevens is solidly woven into the tapestry of Alaska’s history.

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Big Park, Big Job

This Chugach State Park full rugged mountains and abundant wildlife is patrolled by four Alaska State Park Rangers, like Ranger Tom Crockett.

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