Seventy-five competitors participated in 32nd USA Powerlifting Alaska State Championship, held at Bartlett High School, on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The competition featured squat, deadlift and bench press events.
Senior fever doesn’t exist for these graduating high school students from the Bering Strait School District. This week they visited vocational training programs, colleges and businesses in Seward, Palmer and Anchorage.
The Anchorage Curling Club’s Spring Bonspiel began Thursday and continues through the weekend. It’s the first big event at the Government Hill facility since repairs were completed to the cooling system under the ice.
Visitors viewing “Qayat” (“Kayaks”), a new exhibit at the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak, will get their first look at one of its star attractions, a single person Alutiiq kayak. The historic traditional watercraft was taken from Alaska around 150 years ago and only returned this spring.
Those Harlem Globetrotters are always making things harder on themselves. The exhibition basketball team is like the anti-San Antonio Spurs, ignoring fundamentals in favor of flare, flash and style. Despite their tendency toward hardwood theatrics, the team has amassed an impressive record against a decades-long slate of pushover opponents. They expect to continue their winning streak during three games in Alaska over the weekend, playing in Anchorage on Friday and Saturday and in Fairbanks Sunday.Not content to just humiliate opponents on the court, Globetrotter Jonathan "Hawk" Thomas decided to wage some psychological warfare against his Alaska opponents before this weekend's games by ignoring the court altogether, posting video of himself sinking two improbable shots from atop the scoreboard and roof of the Alaska Airlines Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage.No word yet if Thomas will be positioned on the scoreboard when he comes off the bench for Friday's and Saturday's games.The Harlem Globetrotters will play at the Alaska Airlines Center at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, and at Fairbanks' Carlson Center at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at the arena box offices, or at harlemglobetrotters.com.
Flooding caused by an ice jam on the Yukon River near Eagle appeared to have crested overnight Wednesday -- but meteorologists were monitoring the situation as well as the threat it could pose to another village downriver.