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Blue bon voyage

April 15, 2014
Owner Frank Dahl had Blues Central up for sale for a long time and still, its closure came as a shock.

Iconic bar shuts down, but fond memories will last   Around Valentine’s Day, Blues Central in Midtown announced it was closing. Bars come and go. In recent months, the Anchor,…

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Running on adrenaline

April 15, 2014
The wildly popular Color Run came to Anchorage for the first time last year, and returns this year on June 28.

  Get out your calendar and fill it with summer races On any given weekend, a runner – be it a weekend warrior or a hard-trained marathoner – can find…

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Gold Nugget girl power

April 3, 2014
Gold Nugget Triathlon

  Annual triathlon has 1:3 volunteer-racer ratio   On the evening of March 4, about 2,000 people will be clicking, double-clicking and refreshing their Internet browsers, frantically trying to obtain…

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Marmot mania

April 2, 2014
The annual Merry Marmot festival is fun for kids and adults alike, especially when you dress up. COURTESY OF RICH TODD, ARCTIC VALLEY

Arctic Valley festival boasts dummy-tossing, kayak sledding   Come April 5, the volunteers at Arctic Valley Ski Area are going to crank the “Community” and “Fun” dials to 11, celebrating…

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Comforted by community

April 2, 2014
Luke Simpson, shown here with his wife, Kris; son, Will, age 7; and daughter, Kate, age 4. COURTESY SIMPSON FAMILY

After well-known cyclist’s accident, Anchorage continues to show support   Having been born, raised and lived the majority of my adult life in Anchorage I had been thinking that not…

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