Bob Hallinen
Parishioners from across Anchorage converged on Town Square at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts during the Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage's Good Friday Faith Walk on Friday, April 4, 2015.
Matt Tunseth
The Great Alaska Sportsman Show offers more than 500 vendors spread between Sullivan Arena and Ben Boeke Ice Arena. 
Mike Dunham
“Anchorage has no idea what they’ll be seeing,” said Michelangelo Canale as he watched Bridgett Zehr rehearse the title role in “Giselle” earlier this week. He recounted her credentials: soloist with Houston Ballet, principal dancers with English National Ballet and National Ballet of Canada. “She’s particularly huge in Canada,” Canale said. “I can’t imagine what the Canadians are going to think when they hear she’s in Alaska.” 
Shannon Kuhn
Omima Adam and her husband recently opened up the Anchorage food truck Sultan Shawarma, where they serve homemade falafel, kebabs and shawarma six days a week.
Bob Hallinen
Alaska Native ivory sculpting experts Clifford Apatiki, Jerome Saclamana and Levi Tetpon are at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum for a week-long ivory carving residency. The carvers are mentoring UAA students Mary John and Zach Lane. Museum visitors will be able to observe the carvers on April 2-3 from 1 to 3 p.m. 
Bob Hallinen
A wildlife viewing tower is under construction at the Reflections Lake in the Palmer Hay Flats Game Refuge off of the Glenn Highway south of Palmer.
Dermot Cole
Alaska residents waited in line to apply for the Permanent Fund dividend before the filing deadline on Tuesday at the new PFD Anchorage Office in Downtown Anchorage
Alaska Dispatch News
From malls in Hawaii to a luxe office tower in Manhattan, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has amassed a surprising collection of real estate. Its latest new market? Europe.
Tara Young

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For the last 31 years, Phil Nuechterlein and his wife have been leading pack llamas through Alaska’s state and national parks. Nuechterlein said they’ve been to Denali National Park and Preserve, up the Dalton Highway to Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and have “extensively” traveled through Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve.But recently that lifestyle was in jeopardy.Read more: Pack llamas get official OK after proposed ban in Alaska national parksWatch this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Colleen Mondor
Of all the ways in which Alaska's aviation and fishing industries have been associated over the years, the use of aircraft to spot fish for commercial fishing operators has by far been the most controversial.
Tara Young

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Saturday's Merry Marmot Festival at Arctic Valley hosted many family-friendly events, but among the most beloved are the kayak races, and downhill dummy launch.Watch this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Loren Holmes
With Southcentral Alaska’s snow-sparse winter coming to a close, volunteers and skiers at Arctic Valley made the most of what little snow they had to celebrate the 11th annual Merry Marmot Festival.

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