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Bob Hallinen
Artist Diedra Krieger and volunteers inserted plastic drink bottles into the mesh on a dome constructed by Krieger on the front lawn of the Anchorage Museum on Friday, August 1, 2014. The event was part of the "Gyre: The Plastic Ocean" exhibit at the museum.
Shannon Kuhn
Fireweed is in full bloom across Alaska. In Anchorage’s Fairview neighborhood, the streets are lined with these fiery magenta harbingers of fall. On a sunny afternoon last week, Löki Gale Tobin walked through her neighborhood gathering the delicate blossoms. Careful to only pick a long stem here and there, she harvested enough for a batch of fireweed Champagne jelly. 
Bill Roth
More than 300 people participated in The Alaska Club's "Yoga in the Park" weekly event at the Delaney Park Strip on a sunny and warm Wednesday evening.
Bill Roth
South Post #4 shutout Dimond Post #20 6-0 during the championship game of the American Legion state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
Mike Dunham
Few Alaskans know about Moosehide. But the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in are keenly aware of their place, a few miles east of the line between the U.S. and Canada. They have friends and relatives on the other side of that line -- Alaskans who played a crucial role in helping them resurrect their traditions and culture. 
Loren Holmes

For 33 years, Janet Carr-Campbell has been teaching Alaska kids singing and dancing through her nonprofit summer program, The Music Machine.Backstage at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts last weekend, Janet was busy coordinating lighting, set design, and props, as well as making sure the kids all arrived for their first rehearsal in the theater.“What really makes this special for me is that kids who were in Music Machine now have grown up and have kids of their own, and some of those kids are in Music Machine now,” said Janet.Excited kids eagerly found their spots on stage amidst colorful blocks and an Americana-themed backdrop. Janet patiently guided them through one of their songs, encouraging them to sing out and find their spots on stage.“We become like a family for this six-week workshop. We have older kids watching over little kids. There are great friendships that develop,” she said.“As they grow up, some of these kids go on to perform with the Anchorage Concert Chorus and the Anchorage Opera. They’re not only on stage but they’re also the audience members.”Anchorage audiences will have a chance to see the kids of The Music Machine perform on stage at the Discovery Theater through Saturday, August 2, 2014. For tickets visit Center Tix.Watch this video on Vimeo or YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Loren Holmes at loren(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Bill Roth
Anglers try their luck while salmon fishing for silvers, chum, and pink salmon at Bird Creek south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
Kyle Hopkins
The Inupiat have a name for walrus with extra tusks, says Mary Sage of Barrow, who shared photos of the spoils of a recent hunt: Tulugiagruaq. 
Mike Nesper
South Post 4 entered the American Legion Alaska state tournament with the worst league record of eight teams vying for the title. After a dominating performance Tuesday afternoon at Mulcahy Stadium, South now owns the best record in the tournament and will play in the championship game Thursday as the only undefeated team left.
Alaska Dispatch News
Couple's motto: "Work hard with a purpose, save money, don’t worry too much, save money, sleep outside, ride a bike, don’t buy stuff, don’t worry, ride a bike, save money, work hard and eventually quit your job because your life is more important."
Doyle Woody
UAA on Tuesday revealed its 2014 class for the Seawolf Hall of Fame: Peter Bullock, Eric Strabel and Tim Molle.
Laurel Andrews
A male Steller sea lion pup born at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward earlier this month will be invaluable to a research project study on the nutritional needs of female sea lions, the center's president and CEO Tara Riemer said Monday.

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