Alaska Dispatch News
Voters head back to the polls for the Anchorage mayoral runoff election between Amy Demboski and Ethan Berkowitz on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
Erik Hill
Workers surveyed the scene Monday as efforts get underway this week to stabilize the bluff above Westchester Lagoon after a section of saturated ground broke away in a February mudslide below an outlook near West High School. 
Jerzy Shedlock
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued its first approval to an Alaska company for commercial use of drones. Alaska Aerial Media said it hopes to use its business to teach people about drones and eventually provide services in emergencies like wildfires.
Bob Hallinen
Sarabi the formerly missing Iditarod sled dog was back in Anchorage this weekend, making the rounds and finally getting a chance to meet people who assisted in a search for her last month. 
Alaska Dispatch News
Released by Algonqin Books just last week, Heather Lende's new book "Find The Good"  has already found a spot on the Pacific Northwest Independent Bestseller List for hardcover nonfiction. 
The Arctic Bicycle Club held their annual Bike for Women at Chugiak High School on Sunday, May 3, 2015.  Nearly 600 participants were signed up to compete on a 9-mile out and back course along South Birchwood Loop Road. Read more: For seventh time, Loan leads packs in Bike for Women
Lisa Demer
The return of millions of birds -- including white-fronted geese and snow geese, mallards and loons, sandhill cranes and tundra swans -- signals spring and the start of rural Alaska’s remarkable spring bird hunt.
Bob Hallinen
Powerlifters from around the state gathered at South High in Anchorage compete in the Powerlifting Alaska State Championships on Saturday.
Loren Holmes
Now in its 46th year, the day marks one of two days each year when people can drop off up to 1,000 pounds of waste.
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Pixie's Birth

The Musk Ox Farm in Palmer has come alive this spring with its latest birth on April 27. Pixie Stix was born at 4:34 p.m. and quickly started finding her feet, which took all of thirteen minutes, according to farm director Mark Austin.Musk oxen date back to the Ice Age and are more closely related to sheep and goats than oxen and once roamed the tundra alongside saber-toothed tigers and wooly mammoths. Modern-day musk oxen are believed to have migrated from Siberia to North America up to 200,000 years ago. The Musk Ox Farm’s aim is to preserve these creatures.
Bob Hallinen
The Dimond High girls hosted the Juneau-Douglas High soccer team at Diamond in Anchorage on Friday, May 1, 2015.
Alaska Dispatch
The hike up Mount Baldy, outside of Eagle River, at the end of April was a bit muddy. The ground is still working out the winter's moisture.