Safety Matters

Alaska winter forecast calls for repeat of last year

October 7, 2015
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Alaska winter forecast calls for repeat of last year

Another warm winter is in the forecast for Southcentral Alaska but don’t pawn your favorite snow-sport gear just yet. Higher than normal temperatures are expected for the entire winter but…

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Be prepared in the backcountry

April 8, 2015
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Korey Holland and his family practice constructing a makeshift shelter in the event of an unexpected night out. Debra McGhan

Classes help teach basics so you’ll never say, ‘I should have stayed home’ Every year the Alaska State Troopers respond to dozens of search-and-rescue calls. When they do, they call…

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Crossfit comeback

December 1, 2014
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Lynn Reynolds of Denali Crossfit in Wasilla demonstrates a tap swing. Debra McGhan

After car accident Wasilla woman turns to full-body exercise trend Jennifer Hoffman of Wasilla struggled to stay alive after a serious car crash left her fighting to breath. “I’m an…

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Harrowing hunt

September 29, 2014
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Kelly scrambles over the rock cliff where she and her husband fell. KELLY CLINGMAN

After one small misstep, adventure turns near deadly Fall is that beautiful time of year when the leaves turn colors and thoughts of filling the freezer draw out hunters. People…

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Life balance

March 21, 2014
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The Varidesk active desk will keep you moving while you go about business. COURTESY DEBRA MCGHAN

Sitting still undermines our health goals   For those of us who thought recess was the best subject in school? Looks like we were right all along. To avoid injury,…

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Ready, set to go

February 12, 2014
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Participants learn critical skills for locating a buried avalanche victim. By Debra McGhan, courtesy of NAOI

Preparedness in the backcountry can be key to survival   Alaska, especially in winter, is often a harsh and unforgiving environment. On foot, skis, or snowshoes , you can be…

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