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Marc Lester
West High School beat West Valley, 4-3, in the state championship hockey game at the Menard Center in Wasilla on Saturday, February 14, 2015. 
Loren Holmes


Bosco’s, Anchorage’s locally owned comic and game store, celebrated the opening of its new larger location on Saturday with swords, dragons and costumes.“Over the past 30 years, the geek culture has changed,” said John Weddleton, a co-owner of Bosco’s. “Like we’ve transformed this old, beat-up car wash (into the new Bosco’s), our culture has transformed. Instead of being the odd man out, we are ascendant.”Local cartoonist Lee Post attended the opening and was looking forward to seeing the community space grow. “I’m really excited to have a neat community space where people can come and hang out, a safe place where kids can come and have fun.”The new Bosco’s is located at 2301 Spenard Road, a few blocks north from its previous location.Watch this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more of our videos.
Marc Lester
Three couples were were married at the Boney Courthouse in Anchorage on the day before Valentine's Day, Feb. 13, 2015. 
Beth Bragg
West’s Lydia Blanchet continued a dominating senior season Friday by sailing to victory at the Cook Inlet Conference cross country ski championships at Kincaid Park.
Erik Hill
Chanda and Randy Mines and their staff were busy filling Valentine's Day orders at Bagoy's Florist and Home in South Anchorage on Friday.
Jim Paulin
In a solemn sunrise ceremony last Friday, the remains of 13 ancient Aleutian residents, ranging from infants to elders, were again laid to rest in the tundra, at a remote area of Unalaska near the site of Camp Qungayuux.
State hockey tournament at the Menard Center in Wasilla on Feb. 12, 2015.
Marc Lester
UAA faced Montana State Billings in men's basketball on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in Anchorage.
Alaska Dispatch News

Bear Goes for a Roll in the Hay

Hugo the 200-pound grizzly bear was rescued by snowmachiners in Kotzebue, Alaska, in 2000. The bear was discovered malnourished and covered in porcupine quills, unable to fend for herself. Hugo has since become a permanent resident of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center near Anchorage and has been thoroughly enjoying her playtime.
Mike Dunham
The videos seen in “It Could Go Either Way” are “like novels,” said curator Amy Mackie, each with its own narrative thread.
Tegan Hanlon
There are plenty of things Alaskans should know about the Affordable Care Act, but here are two of the more pressing: Sunday marks the last day to enroll in health care coverage during the open enrollment period, and this year marks the first time the 2010 health care law will have a presence on federal income tax forms.
Bill Roth


Adah Davis, 7, reacts to watching her father, Palmer farmer Alex Davis, have his head and beard shaved by barber Scott Theis in the Mall at Sears on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, to commemorate the birthday of his infant son Gideon, who died three years ago from a rare pediatric cancer. Davis will host a head shaving fundraising event in the mall on April 15 to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which raises money for childhood cancer research. Davis said, "every three minutes, a child is diagnosed with pediatric cancer."