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Alaska Dispatch's Best of the Week: July 29-Aug. 3

Craig Medred

Big stories in Alaska this week: An Alaska icon dies, a drowning bear cub is rescued by Alaska fishermen and a drowning Anchorage man is rescued by a Utah hiker.

As summer passes its zenith, locally-grown food becomes a hot topic of conversation. This year, the West Coast food cart craze has finally hit Alaska's largest city, with successful Anchorage chefs hitting the byways of Spenard to deliver high-class food from a truck. And that food news comes just as Alaskans look forward to food cooperatives landing in the 49th state, too. Will co-ops change the way we shop for groceries?

Pretty pictures: A hot air balloon floats over the quiet majesty of Arctic glaciers, Alaska Dispatch's staff bush pilot heads out in search of the elusive Mount Stevens (with photographer and writer in tow, of course), Arctic Thunder wows a whole herd of Alaskans, and more. Check it out before it becomes yesterday's news.

  1. Alaska Dispatch's Best of the Week: July 29-Aug. 3

    Big stories in Alaska this week: An Alaska icon dies, a drowning bear cub is rescued by Alaska fishermen and a drowning Anchorage man is rescued by a Utah hiker.