Ski Town, USA: Nordic Skiing Association puts Anchorage on the map

December 6, 2015
Ski Town, USA: Nordic Skiing Association puts Anchorage on the map

BY ERIN BEAM Photo by Joe YelvertonGrooming the trails at Kincaid Park. If Anchorage trails and parks provide year-round outdoor fun for you, chances are the Nordic Skiing Association of…

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Head Outside: Mark your calendar for December fun

December 3, 2015

See what’s happening this month in the great outdoors: Dec. 4 Astronomy Series 7 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center Terry Drake will present “New Horizon at Pluto and Space Exploration,”…

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Snow days: Small moments become fond memories

December 2, 2015
Snow days: Small moments become fond memories

When I was a child growing up in the mountains of Virginia, snow days were an over-the-top reason to celebrate. In one, wet-booted, snow-packed day, my friends and I could…

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Alaska’s night lights: Capturing the aurora

November 17, 2015
Alaska’s night lights: Capturing the aurora

CHRIS BATINThe author’s cabin at the start of an aurora display, with glow and ray auroras . The best aurora-viewing times are from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Like many…

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Could this rural runner be the next Allie O?

November 13, 2015
Could this rural runner be the next Allie O?

Mike HalkoLook out Allie Ostrander: Middle-schooler Sadie Tuckwood runs to a 17:15 first-place finish at the Dillingham Invitational cross-country meet on Sept. 19. The fastest high school boy at the…

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