Happy New Year: Mark your 2016 outdoor calendar now

January 4, 2016

Jan. 8 Astronomy Series: The Aurora Borealis 7 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center The presentation is by Colin Tyler Bogucki. Join our astronomers for this popular indoor and outdoor program.…

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Loved and lost: Nordic Skiing Association remembers Lars Spurkland

December 17, 2015
Loved and lost: Nordic Skiing Association remembers Lars Spurkland

Photo courtesy Raye Ann NeustelBeing outdoors was Lars Spurkland’s passion, whether he was skiing, hiking, snowmachining or climbing. He was NSAA’s board president when he died last year at the…

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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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