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Erik Hill
The 2015 Peninsula Conference basketball tournament got under way Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Lumen Christi High School in Anchorage. 
Loren Holmes
Vet checks are an annual ritual for every four-legged athlete in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Tara Young


Excalibur Sports co-owner Phil Robertson has been collecting Fur Rendezvous pins since he was a kid, but he started collecting more seriously in 1985.He has hundreds of pins and other pieces of Fur Rondy memorabilia in his collection, and is still avidly collecting. He says he longs for Rondy's heyday, when Anchorage shut down and families gathered for the dog races and fur auctions. And a self proclaimed "teary-eyed people person," Robertson dreams of a day when Rondy means as much to a younger generation as it does to the old.Collecting Rondy pins is his way of preserving a little bit of Alaskana history.Watch this video on Vimeo or YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)
The Military Society of Model Railroad Engineers is showing some of its members' trains at the Alaska Railroad Depot to coincide with Fur Rendezvous events. 
Michelle Theriault Boots


Just as workers were opening the doors to clients at a downtown Anchorage church food bank on Feb. 2, the building's pipes burst. The resulting damage took a month and tens of thousands of dollars to repair, including replacing walls. On Tuesday, New Hope on the Last Frontier opened to the 250 people it serves each week for the first time since the flood. The cleanup was accomplished using donations from individuals and businesses, including a local Home Depot, organizers said. While the food bank was closed, some clients called crying or stopped by to ask where else they could pick up food, said executive director Adam Ziegler. "It was tough," he said. "People rely on us." New Hope on the Last Frontier used to be a Nazarene church with a congregation active since 1949, said Ziegler. But when church service attendance dwindled, the church evolved, focusing its efforts on running the food bank rather than holding traditional Sunday worship services, he said. Today, the food bank prides itself on offering fresh produce, frozen meat and a dairy product for every visitor. 
Erik Hill
The Cook Inlet Conference basketball tournament runs Monday, March 2, 2015, through Saturday, March 7, at West High School. 
Alaska Dispatch News

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The Alaska Cello Intensive, a Fairbanks-based arts group, had a little fun with the city's icy roads recently.Ice skating along, with cellos on their backs, kids made their way around town and even played a little pickup hockey.The Alaska Cello Intensive is a series of workshops for teens and preteens that bring music and the outdoors together.This isn’t their first quirky Alaska-themed video. Last spring they released a video showing kids playing a concert in a snowy field, with blocks of ice as seats.
Olive is growing up in Anchorage but she’s a daughter of the Tongass -- that fortress of towering spruce, cedar and hemlock, a rainforest that blankets the Southeast panhandle. She’s Tsimshian, a member of one of three Alaska tribes that have inhabited the place for thousands of years.
Michelle Theriault Boots


Every year at the Fur Rendezvous Hide and Horn auction in Anchorage, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game auctions items confiscated from hunters, recovered from road kills or taken in defense of life and property.SEE PHOTOS: Rondy Hide and Horn Auction
Sean Doogan
A new office tower going up in Midtown Anchorage is making the most of its location -- right by the Chester Creek greenbelt.
Michelle Theriault Boots
Every year at the Fur Rendezvous Hide and Horn auction in Anchorage, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game auctions items confiscated from hunters, recovered from road kills or taken in defense of life and property. 
Marc Lester
The UAA men's basketball team beat Saint Martin's, 101-67, in their last regular season home game on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Alaska Airlines Center.