Shelby Lum
Families and friends gathered at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to welcome back hundreds of paratroopers from a nine-month deployment to Kosovo.
Shelby Lum
The Glacier Pilots took on the Alaska Goldpanners at Mulcahy Stadium on Sunday July 5, 2015. 
Erik Hill
A selection of photos from Alaska Dispatch News photographers and contributors from July 2015.
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Sometimes, Raven Vinter prefers not to know where the sled dogs come from.When a rescued animal arrives at the Sled Dog Sanctuary, Vinter’s 40-acre property south of Talkeetna, each dog is given a new name. That way, it's less likely the dog will be recognized in Alaska’s relatively small mushing community. With past names and associations washed away, Vinter focuses instead on giving the dog a fresh start.Touring her property just off the Parks Highway, Vinter, originally from California, explained how she ended up living amid dozens of sled dogs in the Alaska wilderness.“I always wanted to help and make an impact,” Vinter said. That desire has culminated in the 39-year-old dedicating her livelihood to rehabilitating Alaska's abandoned huskies.READ MORE: Alaska's sled dog sanctuary
Erin McKittrick
I've walked thousands of miles of shores, and I can tell you this: Seldovia has the best low-tiding.
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Kilian Jornet set a new record in the men's Mount Marathon race, finishing the race in 41:48, on July 4, 2015.
Bob Hallinen
Ketchikan has gone back to work after a plane crash June 25 killed eight tourists, and its skies are once again buzzing with floatplanes. The crash was an off-limits topic at the many other flying services in town.
Shelby Lum
East Anchorage’s first formal farmers market debuted on the last Saturday of June, on Begich Middle School property with a view of the mountains.
Lisa Demer
Rusting relics of industry gone by cut into the banks of a well-traveled slough off the Kuskokwim River, oozing fuel and gradually disintegrating -- a decaying steamboat here, abandoned barges there, even a dismantled tug.
Marc Lester
Like Jager, 15, of Anchorage, clocked 27 minutes, 39 seconds on the trip halfway up the 3,022-foot peak and back to the finish downtown to win the juniors' race. That marked his personal best by 2:03, and allowed him to top the field by 84 seconds. Riana Boonstra, 14, of Kenai, seized her first girls title, crossing in 32:38 to slash an astounding 5:08 off her previous best and win by 82 seconds.
Marc Lester
The race was expected to be fast, with the six-time junior champion Allie Ostrander and professional mountain runner Emelie Forsberg on a collision course ever since Forsberg announced she planned to enter the race earlier this spring.
Egan Millard
The Anchorage Fire Department responded to a fire in the trees along the Chester Creek Trail near Rogers Park on Friday night, July 3, 2015, but had it under control by about 10 p.m., fire officials said.