Loren Holmes

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For the next six months Alaskans will endure more dark than daylight. But a dazzling onslaught of performing and fine arts events is waiting in the wings to see us through to spring. The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra season opener will kick things off with a properly noisy fanfare, 20-some brass...
Mike Dunham,Loren Holmes
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Neither Dimond High defenders, nor equipment and wardrobe malfunctions of a sort, stopped Bartlett High running back Ethan Falaniko. On a sunny Saturday afternoon when the frames of Falaniko’s glasses broke in the first half and he twice literally ran out of his left shoe – the second time came on...
Doyle Woody,Loren Holmes
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After consecutive Cook Inlet Conference losses plunged West High from a No. 1 ranking to the ranks of the unranked among large-school football teams, the Eagles on Friday night needed a confidence-boosting experience for homecoming. Winless Wasilla provided. The Eagles’ mastery of the Warriors...
Doyle Woody,Loren Holmes
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The chairman of the Anchorage Assembly says no action will be taken on a proposed ordinance to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity for at least two more weeks. At the start of an extended public hearing Wednesday on the ordinance, Chair Dick Traini said the Assembly...
Devin Kelly,Loren Holmes
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It was raining cats and bears Tuesday at Cheney Lake. Pounding rain didn’t deter runners from Anchorage Christian and Grace Christian, who made two laps around the East Anchorage lake in their afternoon dual meet. “It was like being in the shower,” said ACS senior Elizabeth Balsan, who won the...
Loren Holmes
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Autumn arrives quickly in Interior Alaska. The boreal forest -- with its black and white spruce, willow, birch and aspen -- transforms from shades of green to striking yellows back-dropped by the deep green of spruce trees. As the fall equinox approaches, Fairbanks loses nearly seven minutes of...
Laurel Andrews,Loren Holmes
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Few things in Alaska large-school prep football this season have proved as tenuous as the No. 1 ranking, which has been as fluid as a turnstile. Each team perched in the top spot was quickly spun off the throne. South and Bartlett each lasted just a week, West held on for two weeks and Chugiak’s...
Doyle Woody,Loren Holmes
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Firefighters, friends and family gathered under somber skies in downtown Anchorage on the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to remember Alaska firefighters and emergency responders who have died in the line of duty. Hung from two ladder trucks, a giant American flag served...
Loren Holmes
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In an annual ritual, thousands of sandhill cranes are descending from Southcentral Alaska skies, pausing to rest in farm fields on their long journey south. Sandhill cranes are Alaska’s largest game bird, weighing up to 12 pounds. They spend summers in Interior Alaska and winters in New Mexico,...
Loren Holmes
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It’s not uncommon to see rugby being played downtown on Anchorage’s Delaney Park Strip. What made Saturday morning’s match stand out was who was playing. The country’s best female players, the U.S. Women’s Eagles Sevens, hosted a workshop for local kids and showed off their skills to an audience of...
Loren Holmes

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