Tegan Hanlon
The mint-colored shack near Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage has reopened this summer as a snack-selling offspring of the Busy Beans coffee shop tucked in Government Hill.
Shelby Lum
A rainstorm Saturday night was a “50 year rainfall event” for July in Anchorage, dousing parts of the city with more than 2 inches of rain in less than 12 hours, the National Weather Service said Sunday.
Alaska Dispatch
Flooding in Anchorage stranded vehicles, forced the evacuation of an apartment complex and shut down major intersections in midtown Saturday, July 25.
Zaz Hollander
The state of Alaska paid nine farmers more than $8 million to clear a path for the as-yet unfinished 32-mile railroad line slated to cross Point MacKenzie farmlands en route from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough port to the Parks Highway.
Shelby Lum
Crow Pass is a rugged trail that many hikers take two or three days to complete. Besides the big ascent at the start, there’s a river crossing at the midpoint and untold hazards and challenges between the start near Girdwood and the finish at the Eagle River Nature Center.
Alaska Dispatch News

Polar Bear Films Cub's First Steps Outside of Den

John Downer Productions recently uploaded footage from its 2010 BBC show called “Polar Bear -- Spy on the Ice,” which used remote controlled cameras to capture insights into the unseen lives of polar bears. In this clip we see the mother polar bear playing with the spy camera, flipping it around as though adjusting it to capture the cub's first steps outside the den. Similar to a home movie, the bear moves the camera again and again and finally gets the perfect final shot.To submit your video to Alaska Dispatch News contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Shelby Lum
Between a warm, sunny night and a long, hard hill near the end of the race course, sweat was everywhere Friday evening at the Jeff Dusenbury SweatFest.
Dermot Cole
Some Kenai River dipnetting "experts" said to go before or after low tide. Others said go before or after high tide. The best advice came from a guy who must have studied at the feet of Yogi Berra. He said it’s best to go whenever the fish are running.
Mike Dunham
An extinct Alaska version of Scotland's mythical Loch Ness Monster, identified last month in the Talkeetna Mountains, will be part of a multimedia diorama in Midtown Anchorage by artist James Havens. 
Marc Lester
Summer on Kodiak Island, the nation's second-largest island, reveals a striking alpine landscape, rugged beaches, lush coastal land, and an active fishing city.
Alaska Dispatch News

Between a Rock & a Rock (is the distance spent searching for fertile soil) Official By Harm

The Fairbanks music ensemble Harm, lead by vocalist Rebecca File, recently shot a video for the song "Between a Rock & a Rock (is the distance spent searching for fertile soil)" atop Murphy Dome. The song is from the group's debut self-titled EP, which is composed of a revolving cast of musicians.The experimental music project includes cello, upright bass, beatboxing, clarinet with hip-hop, classical and folk influences. The lyrics explore themes of gender identity and sexuality, and tend to be stoic and dark. "Between a Rock & a Rock" started off as a poem penned by beat boxer Heather Warren, and the video features 20 women who answered a call for female-identified individuals to participate in the project.Harm says of its unusual sound and approach, "Whether the music compels you to dance, or intently listen,it leaves you with a feeling that is hard to describe and not easily dismissed.”Harm will be performing at the Spectrum Festival in Chickaloon on July 25.To submit your video to Alaska Dispatch News contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Maya Evoy
 The inspiration stuck with me. I should try to duplicate this dish, I thought.

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