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The 5th annual Salmonfest (formerly Salmonstock) was held in the Ninilchik fairgrounds, July 31 through August 2, 2015. With over 65 performers on four stages and headliners Emmylou Harris and and Rodney Crowell, the festival continues celebrate the most beloved of Alaskan fish, the salmon.Originally started as an event to raise awareness about the proposed Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay region, the festival has evolved into the largest music event in Alaska with nearly 6,000 attendees over three days.Other headliners over the weekend included Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, the California Honeydrops,  the Motet, New Orleans Suspects, Cajun Country Revival, MarchFourth Marching Band, Great American Taxi and Dirty River Ramblers, as well as many Alaska acts. The change from Salmonstock to Salmonfest was made in part to reflect the change in sponsors -- from the Renewable Resources Coalition and Foundation, which had trademarked the Salmonstock name, to the Homer-based Kachemak Bay Conservation Society.Watch this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Bob Hallinen
Kenai Post 20 defeated Chugiak Post 33 7-6 to force a second game to determine the American Legion baseball championship team at Mulcahy Stadium on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
Tegan Hanlon
On Saturday morning, seven recent college graduates took off from Anchorage for Tokyo, where they'll prepare to teach English in towns across Japan as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.
Suzanna Caldwell,Loren Holmes
In an effort to extend his training season, defending Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey, 28, is taking climate control into his own hands. He’s equipped the trailer with a refrigerator that cools the unit down to almost freezing. In those chilly temperatures, Seavey runs almost full teams on the device for about an hour at a time.
Marc Lester
Mountain runners gathered near Palmer to compete in the 2015 Matanuska Peak Challenge on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
Shelby Lum
The 2015 Buddy Walk brought crowds to Clark Middle School to raise awareness about Down syndrome. 
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Treasured for its grassy expanses, the Delaney Park Strip serves as the southern border to downtown Anchorage. It’s hard to imagine playing in a place with more varied or stunning backdrops. 
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A crash involving several vehicles, including a tour bus, shut down the Seward Highway at mile 80 Friday afternoon.
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Chicago-based photographer David J. Crewe visited Alaska first the first time early July. While adventuring with two photographer friends on Adak Island, Crewe took the opportunity to do what he does best: Capture sublime landscapes. He shot time-lapse footage of Mount Moffet, Lake Shirley, Clam Lagoon, Loran Station and Lake Ashley.According to Crewe, “It’s only the beginning. … I want to get out to Alaska and spend a lot more time there exploring and shooting all the state has to offer. Like many visitors to Alaska, Crewe fell in love with the landscape. “The whole area is an absolute dream.”Crewe plans to travel and teach as much as possible over the next couple of years.  He will be teaching through the Arcanum Project and writing through Resource Magazine and Fstoppers.com.  To submit your video to Alaska Dispatch News contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
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The Moment Our Plane was Forced to Make An Emergency Landing - CX884 Hong Kong - Los Angeles

When Cathay Pacific Flight 884 from Hong Kong to Los Angeles was forced to land Wednesday at a remote air base in the Aleutians after smoke was detected onboard, one passenger captured the frightening ordeal on video.The clip uploaded to YouTube shows passengers putting on life vests as the Boeing 777 prepares to land at Eareckson Air Station on Shemya Island. No one was injured, and the passengers were then flown to Anchorage and, finally, to Los Angeles.Read more: Cooling fan suspected source of smoke that forced emergency landing in Aleutians
Kim Sunée
I find that reds and silvers hold up well to sauces with some bite and sass.
Mike Dunham
Steve Gordon paints realistic landscapes, James Temte does abstracts. But they have been exploring Alaska together and will show their diverse impressions in an upcoming two-man show.

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