Dermot Cole
Alaska residents waited in line to apply for the Permanent Fund dividend before the filing deadline on Tuesday at the new PFD Anchorage Office in Downtown Anchorage
Alaska Dispatch News
From malls in Hawaii to a luxe office tower in Manhattan, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has amassed a surprising collection of real estate. Its latest new market? Europe.
Tara Young


For the last 31 years, Phil Nuechterlein and his wife have been leading pack llamas through Alaska’s state and national parks. Nuechterlein said they’ve been to Denali National Park and Preserve, up the Dalton Highway to Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and have “extensively” traveled through Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve.But recently that lifestyle was in jeopardy.Read more: Pack llamas get official OK after proposed ban in Alaska national parksWatch this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)
Colleen Mondor
Of all the ways in which Alaska's aviation and fishing industries have been associated over the years, the use of aircraft to spot fish for commercial fishing operators has by far been the most controversial.
Tara Young


Saturday's Merry Marmot Festival at Arctic Valley hosted many family-friendly events, but among the most beloved are the kayak races, and downhill dummy launch.Watch this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)
Loren Holmes
With Southcentral Alaska’s snow-sparse winter coming to a close, volunteers and skiers at Arctic Valley made the most of what little snow they had to celebrate the 11th annual Merry Marmot Festival.
Bob Hallinen
Eagle River Wolves girls played the West Eagles in soccer action at The Dome in Anchorage on Saturday. West defeated Eagle River 3-1. 
Marc Lester
Nine students from Clark Middle School and Alaska Native Cultural Charter School met for the Yup’ik Spelling Bee, held in the Clark library on Friday, March 27, 2015.
Loren Holmes
While the weather in Southcentral Alaska has been unseasonably mild this spring, conditions aren’t quite right yet for outdoor track and field events.
Tara Young


On a rainy March morning, a lone paddleboarder rode a bore tide along Turnagain Arm in Southcentral Alaska. Leif Ramos had the wave to himself as he rode 45 minutes from just past Bird Point to Girdwood.The bore tide is a natural phenomenon that occurs in narrow channels when the leading edge of an incoming tide collides with the flow of an outgoing tide, causing a wave. Bore tides can be seen in relatively few places in the world, but Turnagain Arm, which runs from Anchorage for about 40 miles to the southeast, is one of the best spots to witness this spectacle.The Alaska Public Lands Information Center has recommendations for the best places and times to typically spot the bore tide.Watch this video on YouTube, and be sure to send in your video submissions to Alaska Dispatch News. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)
Jerzy Shedlock
A married couple entered guilty pleas on Friday in Anchorage to sex trafficking charges stemming from an investigation that found they ran a prostitution ring in cities across Alaska. Amber Batts faces 10 years in prison.
Bob Hallinen
Scott and Mardie Robb transplant dianthus flowers, which they started from seed at their Colony Greenhouse in Palmer, Alaska, on Tuesday, March 24. The greenhouse will be open to the public on April 1 hanging baskets and flats of flowers and vegetables for sale.