Erik Hill
Kotzebue held its annual Qatnut cultural celebration and marked Independence Day from July 1 through 5, 2015.
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The U. S. Coast Guard on Sunday located six mariners whose vessel ran out of fuel in Kuskokwim Bay in Southwest Alaska, and helped good Samaritans in rescuing the stranded boaters.The Coast Guard launched a Hercules HC-130 airplane that relayed the location to an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and the good Samaritans, who provided fuel to the stranded vessel and escorted it to shore, according to a Coast Guard release.Watch this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)
Dermot Cole
For a time, the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines consisted of a concrete cornerstone and nothing else. The University of Alaska celebrated the centennial of its most important stone Monday.
Tara Young


The Brooks Falls Wildlife Viewing Platform at Brooks Camp offers visitors to Katmai National Park and Preserve a rare glimpse of brown bears close up in the wild. Sockeye salmon pass through the site on their return from the ocean to spawning grounds in Lake Brooks.The falls are famous for the brown bears that gather there during  salmon runs in July and September to feed on the plentiful fish. The area is also known for an archaeological site containing some of the oldest human remains in North America, dating to approximately 9,000 years ago.You can watch the Katmai bears at the falls on the Brooks Falls bear cam at this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)
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.