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The Military Society of Model Railroad Engineers is showing some of its members' trains at the Alaska Railroad Depot to coincide with Fur Rendezvous events. 
Michelle Theriault Boots

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Just as workers were opening the doors to clients at a downtown Anchorage church food bank on Feb. 2, the building's pipes burst. The resulting damage took a month and tens of thousands of dollars to repair, including replacing walls. On Tuesday, New Hope on the Last Frontier opened to the 250 people it serves each week for the first time since the flood. The cleanup was accomplished using donations from individuals and businesses, including a local Home Depot, organizers said. While the food bank was closed, some clients called crying or stopped by to ask where else they could pick up food, said executive director Adam Ziegler. "It was tough," he said. "People rely on us." New Hope on the Last Frontier used to be a Nazarene church with a congregation active since 1949, said Ziegler. But when church service attendance dwindled, the church evolved, focusing its efforts on running the food bank rather than holding traditional Sunday worship services, he said. Today, the food bank prides itself on offering fresh produce, frozen meat and a dairy product for every visitor. 
Erik Hill
The Cook Inlet Conference basketball tournament runs Monday, March 2, 2015, through Saturday, March 7, at West High School. 
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The Alaska Cello Intensive, a Fairbanks-based arts group, had a little fun with the city's icy roads recently.Ice skating along, with cellos on their backs, kids made their way around town and even played a little pickup hockey.The Alaska Cello Intensive is a series of workshops for teens and preteens that bring music and the outdoors together.This isn’t their first quirky Alaska-themed video. Last spring they released a video showing kids playing a concert in a snowy field, with blocks of ice as seats.
Olive is growing up in Anchorage but she’s a daughter of the Tongass -- that fortress of towering spruce, cedar and hemlock, a rainforest that blankets the Southeast panhandle. She’s Tsimshian, a member of one of three Alaska tribes that have inhabited the place for thousands of years.
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Every year at the Fur Rendezvous Hide and Horn auction in Anchorage, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game auctions items confiscated from hunters, recovered from road kills or taken in defense of life and property.SEE PHOTOS: Rondy Hide and Horn Auction
Sean Doogan
A new office tower going up in Midtown Anchorage is making the most of its location -- right by the Chester Creek greenbelt.
Michelle Theriault Boots
Every year at the Fur Rendezvous Hide and Horn auction in Anchorage, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game auctions items confiscated from hunters, recovered from road kills or taken in defense of life and property. 
Marc Lester
The UAA men's basketball team beat Saint Martin's, 101-67, in their last regular season home game on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Alaska Airlines Center.
Alaska Dispatch News
Photos from several events of the 80th annual Fur Rendezvous winter festival from around Anchorage, Alaska.
Matt Tunseth
European skiers dominated the first day of the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association championships on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Kincaid Park. 
Bob Hallinen

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Cal Williams, chaplain of the Chappie James American Legion Post 34 in Anchorage, gave a presentation on the George Harper collection of black history photographs on Thursday, February 26, 2015. The late Harper gathered photographs relating to the history of African-Americans in Alaska, including many photos of the black Army troops who worked on building the Alaska Highway during World War II. The photographs now reside at the University of Alaska Anchorage Consortium Library. February is Black History Month in the U.S. Watch this video on YouTube and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Bob Hallinen at bhallinen@alaskadispatch.com.

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