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Autumn in Southcentral Alaska’s temperate rainforest brings rain, clouds and generally miserable weather. It can be a challenge to get out and explore the woods, when the warmth of the home beckons...

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Just a few of the nearly 70 food vendors at the fair this year build their menus around locally grown, fresh produce despite the Matanuska Valley’s New Deal farm colony roots and a two-year Alaska Grown campaign to get more veggies from nearby fields and other local products into food booths....

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Armed with shovels, picks and "weed wrenches," dozens of community volunteers descended on Anchorage's Valley of the Moon park on Saturday to do their best to eradicate an invasive tree that is threatening the long-term health of the forest...

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Salmonstock music festival features scores of bands and educational booths. Last weekend, volunteers passed out informational flyers and anti-Pebble mine stickers. Fire-breathing salmon flanked the main stage....

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For 33 years, Janet Carr-Campbell has been teaching Alaska kids singing and dancing through her nonprofit summer program, The Music Machine ...

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Saturday's Crow Pass Crossing was a race for rookies.

Along with race rookie Christy Marvin, who won the women's race, two of the top three men’s finishers were also first-timers...

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The third annual Salmon Daze festival was held in a new location this year -- the Anchorage Museum Quad...

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Corbyn Jahn, a 2009 Colony High graduate, won the Alaska Men's Run on Saturday at Anchorage Football Stadium. Jahn finished the five-mile course in 27 minutes, 29 seconds...

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The annual Governor's Picnic took place in Anchorage on Saturday, with thousands of people enjoying hamburgers and hotdogs served by Alaska Governor Sean Parnell himself...

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Greg Sanders shot in the 60s for the second straight day in his bid for a fifth state championship and two former champs made their moves Friday at the Alaska State Amateur golf tournament Friday at Settlers Bay....

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