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Marc Lester
The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks may be one of the most unique car collections in the country.
Loren Holmes
Saturday's Crow Pass Crossing was a race for rookies. Along with race rookie Christy Marvin, who won the women's race, two of the top three men’s finishers were also first-timers.
Bill Roth
Aerial views of Anchorage area on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, from World War II-era aircraft that will perform at Arctic Thunder air show this weekend.
Marc Lester
Eagle River faced Kenai in the American Legion Baseball state championship tournament on Friday, July 25, 2014.
Alaska Dispatch
Point Woronzof Park,near the Point Woronzof that is a favorite sunset-viewing spot for many Anchorage residents, is turning 20 years old, and park supporters gathered to celebrate this 191-acre area.
Kim Sunée
When it’s an extended outing with family and friends -- usually I cook for at least 10 -- I try to have lots of small bites ready; someone is always getting back from kayaking or a hike or inviting nearby campers to our site.
Alaska Dispatch
The Fairbanks Goldpanners continue to scorch the Alaska Baseball League -- after Wednesday night's 9-1 road win over the Anchorage Glacier Pilots, the Panners have won 16 of their last 18 games.
Marc Lester
The RCA took public comment Wednesday on rate adjustments for Enstar customers.
Alli Harvey
Over the last nine years, nearly a dozen zip line tours have sprung up in Alaska from Ketchikan to Talkeetna, including a new operation in Seward that opened less than a month ago.
Craig Medred,Tara Young
Alaska big-game guide Joe Hendricks lived the life of legends. For four decades, he roamed the wilds of the 49th state like some sort of northern, real-life version of Robert Wilson, the professional hunter in one of Ernest Hemingway's most famous short stories -- "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber."Hendricks' game was big bears and Dall sheep, not the lions and buffalo of Wilson, but his life was much the same. Over the years, he estimates his clients killed more than 100 grizzly bears, often known in Alaska simply as brown bears, and more than 300 sheep."We risked our lives," Hendricks told Alaska Dispatch News videographer Tara Young (www.adn.com/multimedia) in an interview earlier this year. "I risked my life, not just for the clients, on several occasions. I risked my life in order to recover the game."By the time the interview was conducted, Hendricks was discredited and dying of cancer, though with his shock of long white hair and salt-and-pepper beard, he still looks debonair and significantly younger than his 78 years. Hendricks spent hours meeting with Young to talk about his fall from grace in one of the darker hours of Alaska big-game hunting.Shortly before Christmas 2011, Hendricks found himself caught up in a federal sting and charged with 34 felonies related to illegal hunting in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Then one of Alaska's oldest and most respected big-game guides, Hendricks was a victim, in large part, of letting other guides use his exclusive hunting area in the Brooks Range, but as he admits in the video, he wasn't totally innocent either.READ MORE: Legendary Alaska guide's fall from graceWatch this video on Vimeo or YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Laurel Andrews

FOX KILLS AND EATS my gopro

GoPro cameras beware: Come to Alaska and you might end up as a wild animal’s lunch.An encounter with a red fox on a remote Alaska island in mid-July left a GoPro camera mangled and in need of major repairs -- but made for some interesting footage, director Jonathan VanBallenberghe said Monday.Shot on July 12, the video shows a red fox taking off with the camera and gnawing at it with sharp white teeth as VanBallenberghe yells in the distance.VanBallenberghe was shooting footage on Round Island, one of seven small islands that comprise the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary in northern Bristol Bay, for a film he plans to make with University of Alaska Anchorage professor Travis Rector."We went to Round Island to acquire footage in order to make a fulldome planetarium show about this special place," VanBallenberghe writes in the YouTube description. The island is home to walruses, sea lions and hundreds of thousands of nesting birds, he said.About 30 foxes live on Round Island, VanBallenberghe said from Arizona Monday, and have never had any human predators.“They learned basically that humans are entertaining,” he said.He already had great footage of the foxes, and was hoping to get a low-angle close-up, he said. VanBallenberghe put the camera on the ground as a fox approached.The fox quickly grabbed the camera and ran off. “I ran after it, thinking there was a slight chance I would get it back,” VanBallenberghe said.On Round Island, foxes have ample access to food, VanBallenberghe said. Dead voles are scattered throughout the island that he said foxes have killed for fun. The foxes are “so used to going after little things just for entertainment,” he said, that his GoPro was likely no different.He searched for the GoPro for about eight minutes, he said, before finding it mangled among the grass.The damaged camera turns on and records, but the outer lens and cover were gnawed off, VanBallenberghe said. He will be sending it in for repairs.“I don’t care really,” he said. “I’m excited to have something interesting.”His video now joins the YouTube genre of animals eating GoPros, he said, including a viral video from earlier this summer of an Alaskan grizzly gnawing on a camera.Contact Laurel Andrews at laurel@alaskadispatch.com.
Marc Lester
Many Thai restaurants have opened in Fairbanks, creating a competitive market for the cuisine. 

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