Local breweries fine-tune the art of beer tasting

April 27, 2015
A sampler of King Street Brewing Company classics is $9. Katie Pesznecker

Greek philosopher Plato reportedly said, “He was a wise man who invented beer.” And in South Anchorage are a whole bunch of wise men and women who – lucky us…

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Make your own salmon burger

April 22, 2015
salmon burger

BY MARK BLY Don’t forget to salvage last year’s harvest As we bid farewell to the winter that never was it is time to get ready for the next season,…

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Bear scare

April 22, 2015
Illustration by: Ty Jordan

Santa and friend hit an ursine snag Long before the advent of reality TV shows, Alaskans were already pitting themselves against each other and the environment in a variety of…

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Become a citizen scientist with lake monitoring program

April 21, 2015

Alaska offers many opportunities for volunteer “citizen scientists” to share observations about water quality, earthquakes, invasive plants and populations of loons, bats, and other creatures. One of my favorites is…

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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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