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Kristin Anderson

Stories by Kristin Anderson

  • Local

    Running to live: Anchorage woman finalist in magazine contest

    by Kristin Anderson on Nov 09, 19:33

    Update: Monday, Nov. 10 Walker did not win the cover contest. Monday morning, David Willey, editor-in-chief of Runner’s World, announced that Christina Lee of San Francisco and Scott Spitz of Indianapolis were the winners of the magazine’s first cover contest. Click here for a list of the finalists. Original story An Anchorage woman could be on the […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kids construct cars from vegetables at Bear Paw Festival

    by Kristin Anderson on Jul 11, 20:10

    Some kids think they know how to build a car entirely from vegetables. “Usually you want to use bigger vegetables,” said 9-year-old Daisy Truax. “Because you need more weight for it go faster.” But Jim Yeargan knows what it takes to win the Lunch Box Derby. “Some of the winners usually have the turnips or […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Judging ‘Rotten Sneaker’ contest is a dirty job

    by Kristin Anderson on Jul 11, 17:44

    Judging stinky shoes for the Odor Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest is a dirty job. But someone has to do it. The contest is part of the annual Bear Paw Festival. A gas detector and the human nose determines how stinky shoes are. However, stench it just part of the  process. Judges look at appearance, signs of wear […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Forest Fair offers unique treasures

    by Kristin Anderson on Jul 04, 19:49

    The 39th annual Forest Fair kicked off in Girdwood Friday. Vendors of all ages set up shop to sell their unique items. Jason Leyba sells Navajo-style flutes he builds himself. “I make them from red cedar,” said Leyba, craftsman at Peaceful Sounds of Alaska. “I handpick every piece of red cedar.” Five years ago, Lebya […]

  • Local

    Russian Jack golf course gets a face-lift

    by Kristin Anderson on Jun 13, 18:35

    Russian Jack Springs Park Golf Course is expected to reopen next month with some new greens and tee boxes. “First, we replaced all the tee boxes. They were over 30 years old,” said Maeve Nevins, landscape artist and planner. “That project initiated the greens to be replaced. And so now we’re working on the greens.” […]

  • Local

    Boy rebuilds bikes for good cause

    by Kristin Anderson on Jun 06, 20:30

    Levi Peters, 10, has always enjoyed building things. “My dream is to be in the NFL,” he said. “But if I don’t make it there, I want to be a mechanic or basically an engineer.” Levi has been spending his summer vacation fixing up bikes. It’s part of his project, “Levi’s Bikes 4 U.” The […]

  • News

    Cyclists ride for lung disease research, awareness

    by Kristin Anderson on May 12, 7:41

    Hundreds of riders raised thousands of dollars for the American Lung Association during the annual Clean Air Challenge this weekend. The event kicked off Saturday in Talkeetna under blue skies. Some riders, like Patty Ginsburg, have overcome lung cancer. “I wanted to do it because I’m a 10-year survivor,” Ginsburg said. “Most people don’t survive […]

  • Local

    UAA introduces bike-share program

    by Kristin Anderson on May 02, 19:14

    Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage are turning in their books and checking out bikes. UAA’s Green Fee program introduced the bike-share program in April. Green Fee assistant Whitney Lowell said the idea came from a student proposal. “The bike share was our very first proposal that we received,” Lowell said. The 20 bikes […]