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This Mountain I’ve Conquered

THIS MOUNTAIN I’VE CONQUERED BY SADIE MAUBET BJORNSEN photo – Nordic Focus I grew up in a small town: Mazama, Washington, right at the base of Washington Pass, and the North Cascade Mountains. My high school was called Liberty Bell High School, named after a granite peak, towering eight thousand feet into the air at…
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Plastic Around The World – A Sustainability Question

  by Holly Dougherty The wind at my back, I am driving on a motorbike in Indonesia, with my eyes greedily taking in all the stunning sights. Azure waters, idyllic sugary beaches, and lush greenery paints picturesque landscapes. However, as I fly along, breathing the balmy air, I also note a sad reality – heaps…
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Brook Conquers Hygiene School

Brook has been a dental hygiene assistant at The Libby Group for years. She decided to push herself to grow and was accepted as part of UAA’s first ever Dental Hygiene program. She talks about what it’s like going back to school, and having both real world experience and education working together.

We Got Halfway Across The Matanuska Glacier, and Then Plans Changed

// by hygienist Taluah Pride // __ Things don’t always go as planned, but that doesn’t mean there’s any lack of adventure.  Our plan for the weekend consisted most importantly to get out of town where there wasn’t smoke from all the wildfires all over Alaska. We decided to head north, to Matanuska glacier. There…
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“Find Your Mountain”… what does that mean? It’s an inspiring mantra. It’s a reference to the view being worth the climb. It challenges us all to be better! It’s something we tell ourselves when things get tough, or when we have become complacent. A self-motivating question that fires us up! It means… Find that thing…
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How I Get Ready For Mountain Running Season – by David Norris

by David Norris Believe it or not, spring is my favorite time of year to train. Despite coming off a long and fatiguing ski racing season, I am always excited to get back to springtime in Alaska. The weather is generally pretty amazing at this time of year- lots of bluebird days that make for…
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