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November 26, 2014
Andy Newton gets some speed while Nordic ice skating — using blades that attach to traditional Nordic ski boots — on the Kenai Peninsula. JOE STOCK

No matter the weather, the persistent Alaska adventurer will prevail The Alaska athlete has a garage full of toys. Bikes, skis, running shoes, boats … all of these items help…

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Ready, set, snow!

November 19, 2014
Courtesy Alyeska Hotel

Opening day ticks down at Alyeska For many skiers and snowboarders, fall is a season filled with anxiousness and an unrest that is hard to satisfy. Fueled by ski movie…

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Where old and new meet

November 17, 2014
Katie Pesznecker, with friends Moana Leirer, left, and Jamie Cole, make the short walk from the Blue Fox bar to the new Alaska Airlines Center at UAA. Courtesy Katie Pesznecker

Aging Blue Fox bar a perfect precursor to shiny Alaska Airlines Center Anchorage’s newest venue is the state-of-the-art Alaska Airlines Center, a gleaming 196,000-square-foot arena and a crown jewel of…

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Great Alaska Shootout tradition continues in new venue

November 17, 2014
UAA senior guard Travis Thompson goes up for a shot. Sam Wasson/UAA Athletics

When this year’s GCI Great Alaska Shootout gets under way, Nov. 25-29, spectators and players alike will be treated to one very new element of a long Thanksgiving weekend tradition…

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‘Sweet, salt and substance’

November 4, 2014
Matt Tanaka tackles winter racing. Fuel fast rides with sweet foods. Andy Romang

Tend to your nutritional needs while winter biking I can hardly wait for the rivers, lakes and swamps to freeze thick enough to support two fat tires and a winter…

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