Spring beckons boaters as season warms up

April 20, 2015
Teenage boys kayak at Ekultna Lake, a convenient place to learn boating skills. Kevin G. Smith/AlaskaStock

This time of year is when most folks are stowing away their skis and fat-tire bikes and dusting off the summer gear. And nothing says summer more than boating. Whether…

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Winging it

April 14, 2015
61 Degrees

When a spur-of-the-moment trip turns sour, a dry cabin offers reprieve The hammering rain started at 10 p.m. It dampened the mosquitoes, but it didn’t make the alder forest less…

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained

April 13, 2015
A port in the storm – a safety cabin on the Yukon River. Janice Tower

Dismal conditions make for hellish race The first year the Iditarod start was moved to Fairbanks was 2003, arguably the warmest, wettest, crummiest winter in recent memory. Meteorologists and weather…

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Aiming high

April 9, 2015
NYO games take place at the Alaska Airlines Center April 16-18.
Roy Neese

NYO Games a time-honored tradition Perhaps you’re training for a marathon. Or you spent all winter at the driving range shaving precious strokes off your golf game. Maybe you’re just…

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Be prepared in the backcountry

April 8, 2015
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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