The best of Dining: With dining options galore, these local eateries earn top honors

September 23, 2014
Clark Tipton gets to experience the thrill that is the Pioneer bar.

Entertaining visitors in the great AK is almost too easy. Within easy reach of our city limits are thought-provoking museums, adventurous day trips, creative cultural exhibitions and scores of souvenir…

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Pointless tragedy Anchorage cycling community loses a best friend

September 22, 2014
Tributes to a fallen friend. Janice Tower

Jeff Dusenbury, a 51-year-old avid cyclist, was killed by a motorist on Saturday, July 19. Within 30 hours of Jeff’s death his best friends organized, via social media, a gathering…

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Cyclists need a reprieve from senseless deaths

September 18, 2014
Jeff and his daughter, Madisen Dusenbury. MELISSA HOLDER

During the summer, our family lives blissfully free of most electronic gadgets and access to news, and day-to-day happenings. I say “blissfully” because it comes as a relief to be…

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Alaska Trails offers trainings for trail builders

September 17, 2014
Pioneer Ridge Trail leads to some incredible overviews of the Knik Glacier. Photo: Melissa DeVaughn

You might think a trail is as easy to build as taking a Pulaski to the brush in your back yard, but to learn how to do it properly you’ll…

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Anchorage among the nation’s top outdoor towns

September 15, 2014
A group of young adults ride on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail in Anchorage, which was named the fourth best outdoor town in America, by Outside magazine. COURTESY PHOTO

Using such measures as access to outdoor adventure, healthy eating options, green spaces and unemployment rates – among others – Outside magazine has rated Anchorage one of America’s best outdoor…

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