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Seward Silver Salmon Derby Official Preview

July 31, 2014
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The Who, What, When, Where details What: At 59 years old, the derby is one of the oldest, largest fishing derbies in Alaska. Entrants compete to catch the heaviest fish…

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Big Wild Life Runs 2014 mini guide

July 28, 2014
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Schedule Be sure to check www.bigwildliferuns.org for more information and updates. Schedule is subject to change Thursday, August 14 Run/walk with Jeff Galloway Location: Hotel Captain Cook lobby, 939 W.…

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Many more than 49 words about the Ultra in the 49th state

July 27, 2014
Runners compete in the inaugural 2013 Big Wild Life Runs Anchorage Mile. This year BWLR debuts the 49K Ultra in the 49th State. courtesy BWLR

BY TOBY WIDDICOMBE Last year Heidi Beer and I worked hard to get the inaugural Anchorage Mile certified, but that’s not our distance. That’s for those bizarre people who have…

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Six Mile Creek whitewater and bluegrass festival

July 25, 2014
Kayakers enjoy the rapids of Six Mile Creek during the 2013 Six Mile Creek Whitewater and Bluegrass Festival. This year's event is set for Aug. 8-10. Courtesy Tim Johnson

Blue (grass) + white (water) = festival (fun) Where else can you combine such chill events as listening to bluegrass (or playing; all fiddles welcome) and paddling in pools of…

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Of moose and mosquitoes

July 24, 2014
New born moose calf in the woods being pestered by mosquitoes in spring in Alaska. Shot near the Ted Stevens International Airport.Mark Stadsklev / AlaskaStock

Big and small, these bush neighbors make their presence known Alaska is justifiably famous for creatures large and small, and the most noteworthy to me are moose and mosquitoes.  We…

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