Where old and new meet

November 17, 2014
Katie Pesznecker, with friends Moana Leirer, left, and Jamie Cole, make the short walk from the Blue Fox bar to the new Alaska Airlines Center at UAA. Courtesy Katie Pesznecker

Aging Blue Fox bar a perfect precursor to shiny Alaska Airlines Center Anchorage’s newest venue is the state-of-the-art Alaska Airlines Center, a gleaming 196,000-square-foot arena and a crown jewel of…

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Great Alaska Shootout tradition continues in new venue

November 17, 2014
UAA senior guard Travis Thompson goes up for a shot. Sam Wasson/UAA Athletics

When this year’s GCI Great Alaska Shootout gets under way, Nov. 25-29, spectators and players alike will be treated to one very new element of a long Thanksgiving weekend tradition…

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‘Sweet, salt and substance’

November 4, 2014
Matt Tanaka tackles winter racing. Fuel fast rides with sweet foods. Andy Romang

Tend to your nutritional needs while winter biking I can hardly wait for the rivers, lakes and swamps to freeze thick enough to support two fat tires and a winter…

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Verdict’s in: Snow!

November 3, 2014
Andy Hall skis along Arctic Valley Pass during a snowfall. This year’s forecasters say we should have above average snowfall, but it might be late coming. Melissa DeVaughn

Winter weather will be cold and snowy – or not – depending on the source BY JOY SULLIVAN Pity the poor soul who is responsible for predicting Alaska’s weather. One…

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It’s snow time

November 3, 2014
It’s snow time

No matter the snow conditions, November beckons winter sports enthusiasts It doesn’t make a lot of sense to live in Alaska if you don’t like snow. True, most of us…

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