Latest Story

Dare to Dream

April 16, 2014
Mike Halko ran the Boston Marathon in 1994, finishing in a time of 3 hours, 8 minutes and 3 seconds, placing him 1,872nd of 8,105 entries. He then participated in the 100th running of the Boston Marathon as part of Team Alaska in 1996 – an idea he had contemplated for two years. He ran again in 2002, while he was living in Dillngham, finishing in 3:15:08.

Boston Marathon can be a reality with a little planning   Earning an entry to the Boston Marathon is a formidable task that 60 Alaskans have achieved this year. The…

Read more »

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,…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

Facebook Fans

QR Code Business Card