Birders unite for annual Christmas Bird Count

December 5, 2014
A female pine grosbeak feeds on colorful mountain ash berries in the Government Hill area of Anchorage. Doug Lindstrand/alaskastock

Alaska’s winged winter residents are to be admired. No matter how cold the temperature, no matter how fierce the snowstorm, these tough birds stick it out. They perch on snow-crusted…

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Family favorites

December 4, 2014
Roan Hall, circa 2011, roasting marshmallows with his snow buddies by the bonfire in front of our house. Andy Hall

As holidays approach, the to-do list grows On Thanksgiving morning, the very first thing I do is turn my Spotify, iPod or CD collection to holiday music. My kids are…

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Crossfit comeback

December 1, 2014
Lynn Reynolds of Denali Crossfit in Wasilla demonstrates a tap swing. Debra McGhan

After car accident Wasilla woman turns to full-body exercise trend Jennifer Hoffman of Wasilla struggled to stay alive after a serious car crash left her fighting to breath. “I’m an…

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Undaunted discoveries

November 26, 2014
Andy Newton gets some speed while Nordic ice skating — using blades that attach to traditional Nordic ski boots — on the Kenai Peninsula. JOE STOCK

No matter the weather, the persistent Alaska adventurer will prevail The Alaska athlete has a garage full of toys. Bikes, skis, running shoes, boats … all of these items help…

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Ready, set, snow!

November 19, 2014
Courtesy Alyeska Hotel

Opening day ticks down at Alyeska For many skiers and snowboarders, fall is a season filled with anxiousness and an unrest that is hard to satisfy. Fueled by ski movie…

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