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A fire in a Willow sled dog mushing neighborhood Friday destroyed the residence of Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race veteran Jaimee High and her husband, Justin.
Zaz Hollander
Two families, unknown to each other before a fatal drunk driving incident in June 2013, shed tears in an Anchorage courtroom as Lane Douglas Wyatt, 24, was sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison for killing a local 20-year-old woman.
Jerzy Shedlock
Seven of eight felony counts concerned practices aboard the Discoverer, a ship that plagued with engine and operational problems throughout 2012. Many of those involved a required oil-water separator.
Yereth Rosen
The company seeking state help for a 200-mile one-lane road to mining prospects in Northwest Alaska says “substantial doubt exists as to our ability to continue as a going concern,” a statement it has repeated to investors as recently as Oct. 14.
Dermot Cole
Big Lake can become a second-class city if the state Local Boundary Commission approves and locals vote for property taxes that turn out to be a sliver lower than the ones they pay now. Commission staff this week recommended incorporation. 
Zaz Hollander
In the early days of aviation, the Alaska fishing industry only slowly accepted the new mode of transport as a reliable method of getting seafood from point A to point B. But over time, the two industries became inextricably linked.Bush PilotColleen Mondor
The 350-foot-wide avalanche was triggered by the skier and ran downhill an estimated 1,000 feet on the southwest face of Sunburst Ridge. The man's companion, who escaped the avalanche, helped dig him out. OutdoorsMegan Edge
The project manager for a proposed dam that would rise 735 feet in the Alaska wilderness said it could improve salmon spawning habitat on the Susitna River, a statement that drew sharp criticism from opponents.EnergyAlex DeMarban
This isn’t the first calendar with Anchorage firefighters posing for charity, but it is the most risqué. Alaska NewsSuzanna Caldwell

Adventure

Alyeska to reopen upper mountain to snowboarders and skiers Friday

The bottom of the mountain remains brown, but the upper mountain got seven inches of new snow early Thursday for a total depth of 54 inches, according to the resort's snow report.Beth Bragg

Nation/World

We Alaskans

To get from farm to fork, pigs at the Van Wyhe Family Farm travel more than 200 miles from the grassy reaches of Copper Center in eastern Alaska along the Richardson Highway to the urbane confines of Torchon Bistro in South Anchorage.
Loren Holmes,Zaz Hollander