Bill Roth
The Anchorage Fire Department held a graduation ceremony in the AFD Training Center on Thursday, May 21, 2015, for 14 new firefighters who recently completed a rigorous training program. The probationary firefighters were sworn in and received their badges and are now ready to start their new careers.
Loren Holmes
The Dalton Highway near the Deadhorse airport is overrun with water on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Crews from the Alaska Department of Transportation made a break in the highway the day before to release trapped water that was threatening the runway.
Alaska Dispatch News
Anchorage filmmaker Kris Swanson headed to Byron Glacier with a friend looking for exposed ice to climb. Since they couldn't find any safe areas for ice climbing, Swanson decided to document the surroundings with his drone.Located in Chugach National Forest, Byron Glacier is prone to avalanche slides, and Swanson notes it “is probably pretty dangerous (to climb) until later in the summer.” Byron Glacier is fifty miles south of Anchorage and is accessible from the 1.4-mile Byron Glacier Trail.To submit your videos to Alaska Dispatch News, contact Tara Young at tara(at)
Erik Hill
Alex Bajoon, 14, reacted in disbelief as a video from Jagex Games Studio in England delivered an invitation to visit the home of his favorite game, Runescape, as a Make-A-Wish trip on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Central Middle School of Science.
Mike Dunham
The fossil of a bizarre shark with a "buzz saw" bite, found in the Brooks Range and lost for 29 years in the Smithsonian archives, is back in Alaska for an exhibit in Seward, thanks in part to the intervention of artist Ray Troll. 
Marc Lester
Dipnetters lined the shores near the mouth of the Twentymile River and for a few miles north along the Seward Highway as they scooped up hooligan on Tuesday evening, May 20, 2015.
U.S. Open Local Qualifier at Settlers Bay Golf Course near Wasilla on Wednesday.
Chris Bieri
Alaska Dispatch News

Bear Climbs Electric Pole, Raids Nest

While on a wood bison hunt in Alberta, Canada, O.F. Mossberg & Sons Director of Media Relations Linda Powell came upon an unexpected sight -- a bear climbing an electric tower to raid a raven nest. Two angry birds look on as the bear climbs and descends the pole in an extreme search for a snack.To submit your videos to Alaska Dispatch News contact Tara Young at tara(at)
Erik Hill
Anchorage celebrated Bike to Work Day on Wednesday morning, May 20, 2015, with 30 treat stations around town offering donuts, bacon, drinks and entertainment.
Loren Holmes


Watch a 2-hour long bike commute compressed into 2 minutes. Anchorage celebrated Bike to Work Day on Wednesday with 30 treat stations around town offering donuts, bacon, drinks and entertainment. Come along for the ride as we visit seven stations, each offering a different treat for bike commuters participating in Bike to Work Day in Alaska's largest city.The perennial favorite Bike Anchorage Bacon Station along Chester Creek east of the Seward Highway offered bacon, cookies, coupons for beer, entertainment including DJ Brendan Babb and stilt-walking juggler Meghan Holtan, and mechanical assistance for balky bicycles.Other stations around Anchorage commuter routes provided energy bars, safety items, Twinkies, buttered toast, yogurt, fruit, barley-flour pancakes, macarons, smoked salmon, bagels with cream cheese and other items.Bike Anchorage organized the stations in tandem with the municipality's sponsorship of Bike to Work Day. Watch this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos.
Erik Hill
Hockey gold medalist Zoe Hickel returned to her former school and classroom on Tuesday at O'Malley Elementary School. "It's so great to be back and see familiar faces," she said.