Loved and Lost: Nordic Skiing Association remembers Ellen Toll

December 14, 2015
Loved and Lost: Nordic Skiing Association remembers Ellen Toll

BY ELIZABETH ARNOLD The Anchorage Nordic skiing community lost an inspirational spirit earlier this year. A graceful classic skier, loyal volunteer, loving mother and wife, Ellen Toll left us all…

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Bird Creek native feeds the fun with Heather’s Choice

December 9, 2015
Bird Creek native feeds the fun with Heather’s Choice

Courtesy Matt HageBird Creek born-and-raised Alaskan Heather Kelly started Heather’s Choice, a collection of dehydrated meals to use in the backcountry. She is hoping to expand her product to a…

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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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