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...dropped from 51 percent in January. Many residents fear the Olympics will generate cost overruns and leave tax payers to...alternative would seem to be Los Angeles, which hosted the Olympics in 1932 and 1984."But I don't know where LA would...
On the wild slide: Lake Placid site offers skeleton rides

...bony" appearance of early sleds from the late 19th century. Often eclipsed by bobsled and luge, skeleton returned to the Olympics in 2002 after a 54-year hiatus.In fact, far more people show up later in the morning when the Olympic center switches...
Voices of Alaska: Celebrating some great Alaska innovations

...Alaska, capped off by the Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival In some ways, this weekend's event is like the Olympics of Beer - the best from all corners of the country come to compete, and our Alaska beers show that they are more than...
Reeling it in: Have some time off? The movies are on

...track. Years later, as a rookie athlete he runs in the Olympics in Berlin alongside Jesse Owens, and sets a lap record...Zamperini's big chance for glory was going to be the Olympics in Tokyo in 1940, but world events took a hand and...
Arts & Entertainment setting up theevents, contact your local senior center. Amedal awards ceremony will be held at theconclusion of the Olympics. You need to be55 to participate. You must use the provideddarts, basketballs and ping pong paddles. Youmay use...
2014 travel hot spots: Sochi, Brazil, Berlin, Sarajevo

NEW YORK - The Olympics, the World Cup and commemorations of World War I, D-Day and the fall of the Berlin Wall are some of the events that will spotlight...
Hutchison does not make Olympics

Skyview graduate Michaela Hutchison did not make the Olympics on Saturday at the Olympic Trials in Iowa City, Iowa. Hutchison wrestled at 55 kilograms, but did not make it to the finals...
Apodaca does not make Olympics

Melissa Apodaca, who wrestled for Soldotna Middle School and Chugiak High School, did not make the Olympics on Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Iowa City, Iowa. Apodaca lost both of her matches at the trials. She lost her first...
Nikiski's Hall sets sights on Olympics

If North Roader Zach Hall performs well in Western Europe, the Alaskan could be headed south to the Olympics. The 25-year-old Nikiski High School graduate will compete at the International Biathlon Cup races in Altenberg, Germany...
Run for the River draws over 260

...believes running saved her life.Ethiopia native and former orphan Mekbeb Denbrock, 8, dreams of one day competing in the Olympics.Soldotna resident Tony Oliver, 54, feels healthy, finally, free of a 30-year smoking habit and no longer tipping...


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