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Big Feat, Little Feat Creative Challenge

If you have artistic tendencies, visions of unicorns, love performing or simply want to explore what feats you’re capable of, don’t miss out on this adventure!

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September 10, 2013 - 7:00 am

A Shrew-Eating Trout

Nature Conservancy Shrew Eating Trout Excerpt

This fish was caught on the Kanektok River during a rainbow trout project. It wound up being a mortality capture (it didn’t survive), so it was cut open to see what it had been feeding on. Surprise! The answer was shrews, and a whole lot of them.

By my count, this trout ate twenty shrews. Twenty.

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September 6, 2013 - 7:00 am

Anchorage Food Mosaic “Feast” a Success

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On Wednesday, August 28th the Anchorage Food Mosaic presented the Local Harvest Feast at the Alaska Botanical Gardens.

Even though the weather was chilly and rainy, 200 people joined up under the tents to celebrate and share fresh, local and wild Alaskan food.

September 4, 2013 - 7:00 am

“World School” Documentary & Photography Exhibit

Alaskans looking for some inspiration to travel won’t want to miss “World School,” a photography exhibit and film that will be shown in Anchorage in September.

The photos and 45-minute documentary chronicle the year long, global trip taken by Alaska Filmmaker and mom Mary Katzke and her at that time 5th grade son, Corin.

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August 29, 2013 - 7:00 am

Wild Alaska Salmon Quiche

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There comes a time in every woman’s life where they sort of just hit a wall. For me, it happened this week.

The wall came in the form of: several bills from house projects completed over the summer, an unexpected brake replacement on my Jeep, a hot water heater on the fritz, and just for good measure, a boiler that decided to take a little break.

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August 28, 2013 - 7:00 am

Living & Giving Locally

Candace Winkler and Jessie Menkens take a break from their work.

A wildlife habitat and natural wetland, the Campbell Creek estuary will offer Anchorage locals an opportunity to step out into the wilderness of Alaska. A perfect place to take a quiet stroll, the natural trails needed for such an activity had yet to be constructed. That’s where we came in.

Our job that Friday: to move gravel from one place to another.

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August 23, 2013 - 7:00 am

Frugal Fun At The Alaska State Fair

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The end of summer in Alaska can mean two things, back to school and The Alaska State Fair!

While the fair isn’t known for being especially cheap, you can get the most bang for your buck by checking out our tips.

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August 22, 2013 - 7:00 am

New Alaska National Forest Posters Highlights Fish and Wildlife

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The Chugach and Tongass National Forests have released two new posters in their series, “More Than a Place to Visit—It’s Where We Live.”

The new 16×32 inch posters are available for free at your local Forest Service office.

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August 21, 2013 - 7:00 am

Anchorage Community Works Grand Opening

ACW Grand Opening Excerpt

Anchorage Community Works started remodeling a warehouse in Ship Creek this May and have been moving at locomotive speed to get the space ready for use – including remodeled bathrooms, a 300+ square foot stage, an art studio, and a shared workspace, among other things.

Join The Works on August 23rd for a grand opening the likes of which Anchorage has not yet seen.

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August 20, 2013 - 7:00 am

Local Harvest Feast at the Botanical Gardens

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You are invited to the inaugural Anchorage Food Mosaic Local Harvest Feast at the beautiful Alaska Botanical Garden.

Alaska’s rich abundance of fish and game, diverse people, wild edible greens, plump berries, and anything and everything your near-Arctic garden can grow are worth talking about – and eating – amongst friends new and old.

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August 16, 2013 - 7:00 am

Surfing on St. George Island

Alaska Teen Media Institute’s Mario Davis and Robert Stormo were in St. George at Seabird Camp 2013 to teach students how to shoot and make a movie about what they learned during camp. They were scheduled to be on the island July 28-July 31, but ended up staying until August 7 because of weather.

So, they learned to surf.

August 15, 2013 - 7:00 am

Second Growth Structures

With support from the National Forest Foundation’s Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Program, Sitka Conservation Society has initiated projects with local partners that build community assets using locally milled timber products.

These projects promote sustainable harvesting of second growth timber and micro timber sales that support small, local mills.

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August 14, 2013 - 7:00 am

Construction Starts on New Mountain Bike Trails at Kincaid Park

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Monday night marked the first of many volunteer work sessions that will finish six new miles of single-track mountain bike trails at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. The Kincaid North Singletrack Trails will compliment the existing 9 miles of trails at Kincaid Park.

The Singletrack Advocates is the dynamic group behind these popular trails.

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August 7, 2013 - 7:00 am

Food for Mind and Body

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Michael is crafting. The staff of the Mountain View Library is stunned. Michael does NOT do crafts and is indignant in the way only a 13-year-old can muster at the mere suggestion that he should try.

“Crafts are for girls,” he reminds library staff almost daily when he comes into the “Lunch and Play” program; today doubly so: we’re making origami flowers.

August 1, 2013 - 7:00 am

Connecting Alaskans with Causes they Care About

Interested in volunteering, but not sure where to start – or even what’s available? A new website from United Way of Anchorage makes it easy for you to find out how you can make a difference in Anchorage.

Bethechange907.org makes it easy to make a difference.

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July 31, 2013 - 10:32 am

An Alaska Midwife in Haiti

Lack of skilled health care providers and a lack of access to medication is the everyday experience of those in developing nations. Midwives for Haiti is a non-profit organization training locals to be skilled birth attendants in rural Haiti.

Alaska FIlm Forum is partnering with one of those midwifes, to make a documentary film about her experience.

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July 30, 2013 - 7:00 am

Brooks Falls Bear Cam

You are watching exclusive live footage from Alaska’s Brooks River in Katmai National Park. Every year over a hundred Brown Bears descend on a mile long stretch of Brooks River to feast on the largest Sockeye Salmon run in the world.

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July 26, 2013 - 7:00 am

2013 Sadler’s Alaska Challenge Mini-Doc

The Sadler’s Alaska Challenge is the toughest and longest Handcycle race in the world. The 7 stage race was held in Alaska, July 15-21.

The Alaska Teen Media Institute documented the race.

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July 25, 2013 - 7:00 am

Playground Transforms East Anchorage Neighborhood

Anchorage Park Foundation Russian Jack Park 2

The polar bear playground at Anchorage’s North Russian Jack Springs Park is officially open for play. This section of park has undergone a complete transformation from an abandoned and frightening area to a vibrant and bustling community recreation hub.

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July 24, 2013 - 7:00 am

Cabin Camping 101

Barber Cabin near the Russian River Campground

Four walls can really help you sleep in bear country! You can rent a public use cabin and have a great camping adventure. Read about the cabin and see what items you need to bring as each of them are unique.

Here is a little primer for you before your first cabin camping adventure.

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July 23, 2013 - 7:00 am