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Alaska Hiking and Picnic Club



Step 1: Come on the hike with us on Sunday in the SUNSHINE at Portage Pass.
Step 2: Lets figure out how to make these.

FB Group Alaska Hiking and Picnic Club

Facebook Group

Jody Patrick Brion
May 11 · Anchorage, AK

Good morning. With more than a handful of new members, I thought I’d take a moment and reiterate the vibe of this group. I started it last year as a way to join several eclectic subgroups of my friends doing something we all love: hiking. Since then, due to the enthusiastic response of many nature-loving friends and friends-of-friends and friends-of-friends-of-friends, etc. we have grown into a sizeable group. My template is to select, and toss up as an event, a Sunday afternoon hike in the Anchorage area, with the idea being to hit as many great spots as possible, and some of them two or three times. However, this group is also accommodating to anyone who is headed out and wants a partner or partners- and just wants to post a “I’m climbing Flattop this afternoon. Anyone care to join?” kind of notice. We love pictures here, especially selfies taken outside. The age range of our group runs the gamut- and our hikes almost always have kids and dogs tagging along. The dynamic is that we do not all know each other- yet- but that if you hike with us this summer, you are guaranteed to end the season with 30-50 new friends who share at least one interest in common. Last thing I’ll mention is that this year I am going to continue into wintertime activities- skiing, snow shoeing, ice skating, sledding and winter camping parties.

Alaska Frontier – You Tube August 26, 2016



Alaska State Fair August 25, 2016

Yes it is raining!



Alaska State Fair, 2016



907 Updates August 25, 2016

Heather Shade and Sean Copeland Distill It Down

Presented by First National Bank Alaska

MAKING IT: Building Southeast Alaska’s first distillery
SPONSORED: One couple navigated uncharted straits to infuse whiskey and other spirits with Alaska flavors and history.


No harm, no foul?

Alex DeMarban: SEC targets North Slope Borough over false statements during bond sales

The settlement does not provide a fine, and there is no admission of wrongdoing by the borough. The settlement calls for the borough to take remedial steps to prevent the problem in future bond sales, a step that borough officials say has already occurred.


Andrew Reid & Wassillie Gregory Dancing with their devils

Lisa Demer:  Former Bethel cop must serve time for violent 2014 arrest caught on video

Gregory already received a $175,000 civil settlement from the city of Bethel. A harassment conviction against him from the incident was dismissed last year.

The money hasn’t really helped, his sister said. Mainly, she said, he drinks it away.


Mat-Su River August 24, 2016

Workers on Tuesday afternoon were piling rock next to the highway but the plan is to lay the trench on the river side of the Matanuska Electric Association power poles, officials say. As of late afternoon, crews lacked permission to dig from a private landowner at the start of the trench; the rest of the project falls on Matanuska-Susitna Borough land.


Zaz Hollander: Works begins on $1M trench to stave off Matanuska River erosion



Neighborhood Crime Prevention August 22, 2016

Jill Burke: The Anchorage residents who work overtime to prevent crime in their neighborhoods

What Are the Goals of Neighborhood Crime Watch?

To increase awareness of the crime of burglary and other property crimes.
To implement various safety and residential security strategies to make homes more secure and less likely to be targeted.
To help neighbors recognize signs of suspicious and criminal activity and how to properly report them to police.

APD Neighborhood Crime Watch

Rasmuson Foundation August 22, 2016

In the second quarter of 2016, Rasmuson Foundation made 51 Tier 1 awards for a total of $1,030,771. A list of awards by region is attached to today’s post.

Rasmuson Foundation: More than $1 Million in Tier 1 Grants Announced

Campbell Airstrip August 22, 2016

Less than 2 miles from home.

Markiewicz urged anyone who saw something suspicious overnight Sunday to call police at 907-786-8900, noting that the body’s location in oncoming traffic suggests it wasn’t there for long — and that there may have been witnesses soon after the crime.

Chris Klint: Police close Campbell Airstrip Road due to death investigation

Chanel Your Inner Stevie Nicks: Be A Gold Dust Woman

Emily Fehrenbacher: Are you an Alaska female who wants to gold mine on TV? Marty Raney has a job for you.

Congratulations Jordyn Baker!

Congratulations to Jordyn Baker, Culinary arts instructor Kellie Puff , and the King Career Center

Jordyn Baker, Alaska teen wins national baking competition


King Career Center