Once off the Alyeska slopes check out these entertainment options

January 8, 2015
Courtesy Leftover Salmon

The lifts at Alyeska Resort have been spinning as skiers and riders are having a blast ripping down the slopes. As the season progresses, more and more terrain continues to…

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State park fees to increase for camping, parking and boating

January 7, 2015
Alaska State Park user fees, including public-use cabins like this one at James Lake in the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area, are increasing statewide this year. Michael DeYoung/AlaskaStock

Don’t let the headline scare you – if you’re a pay-as-you-go hiker, fees to park at trailheads are not increasing this year – they remain $5 per visit. But for…

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Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

January 6, 2015
Nancy Pease trains in the mountains behind Anchorage. She is one of three individuals to be honored in the A laska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Pease not only holds records in mountain races such as Mount Marathon, but she also was an accomplished cross-country sk ier at Dartmout h. NANCY PEASE

Mize, Pease finally get a spot in Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Skiers and runners, rejoice. Two of the toughest athletes to run the mountains and ski the trails of…

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True Alaskans

January 5, 2015
Carly and Sam Dennis light a Chinese lantern at Sheep Mountain to help ring in the New Year. MELISSA DEVAUGHN

Despite the insanity of living here, we just get it Nothing reminds me of the passage of time so much as the coming of the New Year. It’s such a…

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Top 5 holiday cocktails to help ease stress of the holidays

December 23, 2014
Spenard RoadHouse is known for getting creative and that’s just what they did with a tried-and-true Bloody Mary. Meranda Carter

Tis’ the season to over-indulge, and nothing takes the edge off stressful holidays like seasonal beverages. Staples like mulled wine and eggnog get the job done, but here are five…

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