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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Life balance

March 21, 2014
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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High flying

March 21, 2014
Skier takes a deep, backcountry plunge with heli-ski operations.

Alaska boasts some of the best heli-ski operators in the world   The terrain available to heli- and cat-skiing in Alaska literally exceeds millions of acres of ramps, chutes, spines…

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Music and more

March 21, 2014
The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies will rock the house, bringing 50s music to the present-day, come March 15. ROD BLACK

March brings much-anticipated performers to Anchorage   “Beware the ides of March.” Caesar probably should have heeded this sage advice. Thankfully, Alaskans have nothing to fear from the ides (that’s…

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