Salmonfest summer: Big names grace the stage

July 9, 2015
Salmonfest summer: Big names grace the stage

BY JIM STEARNS If you’re looking for an optimum summer weekend, consider Salmonfest, set for July 31 through Aug. 2, as a great opportunity. The Kenai Peninsula is one of Alaska’s…

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Toughness, personified: Handcycle athletes push their limits

July 8, 2015
Toughness, personified: Handcycle athletes push their limits

The 12 international and national racers vying for top honors in the 2015 Alaska Challenge have their work cut out for them this year. The race, set for July 21-27,…

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Crow Pass Crossing: Mount Marathon on steroids

July 7, 2015
Crow Pass Crossing: Mount Marathon on steroids

The highly publicized and celebrated Mount Marathon is almost a household name to Alaskans – and each year, at the beginning of July, it also gains attention nationwide and worldwide.…

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Fun in flip flops: Summer activity heats up

July 6, 2015
Fun in flip flops: Summer activity heats up

When the thermometer hit 80 degrees, I started taking screen shots to send home to my sister back in Virginia, where an 80-degree day in the middle of summer is…

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Rediscovering his back yard: A Mount Marathon convert

June 16, 2015
Rediscovering his back yard: A Mount Marathon convert

There must be something about Mount Marathon that inspires bet-making. Just as the race itself was born out of a bar-room bet, so too was longtime Mount Marathon race volunteer…

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