Erik Hill
Firefighter/paramedic David Holsman of Fire Station 5 in Spenard receives the American Legion Western Region Firefighter of the Year award for 2015 on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Anchorage Fire Department Training Center. 
Devin Kelly
With a little over a week until the Anchorage mayoral election, candidates Ethan Berkowitz and Amy Demboski sparred in their first head-to-head debate Monday over the Knik Arm bridge project, labor contracts and gay rights legislation.
U.S. Army soldiers with B Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright prepare sling loads at the Kahiltna Glacier base camp on Monday, April 27, 2015, to be flown to the National Park Service climber camp at 14,200 feet.  
Lisa Demer
Bethel Regional High School’s 2015 prom took place Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center with a nautical theme. 
Alaska Dispatch News
The saying "the odds are good but the goods are odd" about Alaska bachelors may never have been so true as it is in this throwback promo for Alaska Men magazine. In the video, outdoorsy hunks sporting tight dad jeans, mustaches and mullets ride horses, paraglide, shoot guns and lift weights while pining away for their dream frontier women.Brought to you by the website Everything is Terrible.
Alaska Junior Olympic Swimming Championships at the Bartlett High School pool in Anchorage on Sunday, April, 26, 2015.
Zaz Hollander
Talkeetna fills with more than 100,000 water-drinking, toilet-flushing tourists and climbers every summer, but locals say they're the ones getting stuck with the bill now that the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is proposing major rate hikes to operate and repair the community's aging sewer-water system. 
Alaska Dispatch News
Because fewer than 6,000 miles of certified public roads and highways probe Alaska's 570,374 square miles, rivers are especially important. Alaskans' dependence on rivers for in-state travel is critical, particularly for rural residents whose road systems are at best localized and short. 
Alaska Public Media

Matzo Balls and the $75 Challenge | INDIE ALASKA

Indie Alaska is an original video series produced by Alaska Public Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios. The weekly series captures the diverse and colorful lifestyles of everyday Alaskans at work and at play. Together, these videos present a fresh and authentic look at living in Alaska.In this episode, we meet the crafty Natasha Price. From knit hats to family dinners, homemade is kind of her thing.One reason for Price's DIY attitude, she says, is because living in Alaska is expensive enough without going out to eat every night. So after realizing that her family's monthly grocery bill was topping $600, she went on a quest to feed her family on $75 a week -- not an easy task in a state where nearly all food is shipped thousands of miles before reaching consumers.
Bob Hallinen
Country music star Brad Paisley performed at the UAA Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Paisley’s newest album is “Moonshine in the Trunk,” with the hit singles “River Bank” and “Perfect Storm.” Canadian country singer Brett Kissel opened for Paisley at the Alaska Airlines Center. Paisley has a second concert scheduled for Sunday at UAA.
Marc Lester
About 100 people, ages 6 and up, competed in the 2015 State Judo Championship, held at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex at UAA, on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Fighters representing twelve dojos from around Alaska and one from the Yukon participated in the double-elimination tournament. This was the 56th annual judo state championship.
Lisa Demer
The poorest part of Alaska -- drawn as a census area, a kind of place that only exists in this state -- is named after a man who not only never set foot here but who was a slave-owning Civil War general in his home state of South Carolina.