Ketchikan has gone back to work after a plane crash June 25 killed eight tourists, and its skies are once again buzzing with floatplanes. The crash was an off-limits topic at the many other flying services in town.
Rusting relics of industry gone by cut into the banks of a well-traveled slough off the Kuskokwim River, oozing fuel and gradually disintegrating -- a decaying steamboat here, abandoned barges there, even a dismantled tug.
Like Jager, 15, of Anchorage, clocked 27 minutes, 39 seconds on the trip halfway up the 3,022-foot peak and back to the finish downtown to win the juniors' race. That marked his personal best by 2:03, and allowed him to top the field by 84 seconds. Riana Boonstra, 14, of Kenai, seized her first girls title, crossing in 32:38 to slash an astounding 5:08 off her previous best and win by 82 seconds.
The race was expected to be fast, with the six-time junior champion Allie Ostrander and professional mountain runner Emelie Forsberg on a collision course ever since Forsberg announced she planned to enter the race earlier this spring.
The Anchorage Fire Department responded to a fire in the trees along the Chester Creek Trail near Rogers Park on Friday night, July 3, 2015, but had it under control by about 10 p.m., fire officials said.
If she isn't fishing or traveling, 88-year-old Dorothy Urbach arrives every morning at her family's historic clothing store in downtown Seward and, after unlocking the front door, steps onto the same wooden floor where customers first stood 100 summers ago.