Loren Holmes
The obsolete 61-foot high Eklutna dam, built in 1929, may soon be dismantled, allowing salmon to return to the river.
Scott Jensen

Miniature service horse makes her first visit to Winterberry Charter School

Gwendolyn the miniature service horse made an introductory visit to her owner's second-grade class on Oct. 22, 2015. Zaiden Beattie is one of several hundred kids in the United States living with ataxia-telangiectasia, or A-T. It is a genetic disease that will eventually rob him of balance and muscle control, and it will also compromise his immune system. Zaiden changed schools from Russian Jack Elementary School to Winterberry Charter School this year because Winterberry follows the Waldorf school design, in which students remain with each other and the same teacher from kindergarten through eighth grade. Zaiden's parents believe this environment will be more beneficial to him as he grows older and his condition worsens.Read more: Mini service horse starts 2nd grade to help Anchorage boy with genetic disorderWatch this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more. Contact Scott Jensen at sjensen(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Scott Jensen
Gwendolyn the miniature service horse made an introductory visit to her owner's second-grade class on Oct. 22, 2015. Zaiden Beattie is one of several hundred kids in the United States living with ataxia-telangiectasia, or A-T.
Kathleen McCoy
Much of the light astronomers capture in massive research telescopes is too faint, or not the right kind, to be seen by human eyes. UAA astronomer and professor of physics Travis Rector uses artistry to help the public “see what our telescopes can see.”
Alaska Dispatch News
Dimond beat East in five sets to claim the 4A volleyball state championship on Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center.
Alaska Dispatch News
Valdez overcame a first-set loss to capture the Class 3A state volleyball championship Saturday with a four-set win over Monroe at the Alaska Airlines Center.
Marc Lester
Dozens of ice skaters took advantage of clear weather and temperatures in the single digits to skate on a snow-free Potter Marsh in South Anchorage on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.
Bob Hallinen
Kayla, a 1-year-old Eurasian wolverine, undergoes a checkup and is equipped with a radio collar before being brought to her new home at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. 
Alaska Dispatch News
Kyle Schempp’s power-play strike in overtime lifted Ferris State to a 3-2 Western Collegiate Hockey Association victory over UAA on Friday night at Sullivan Arena.​
Scott Jensen

Store owner tells story of disarming that would-be robber

An Anchorage cigarette store owner facing her first-ever armed robbery said Friday that she stopped feeling fear after disarming the attacker of a gun and then a knife.Young Jun, 39, said her first indication that 33-year-old Tonya Holler wasn’t an ordinary customer was the moment when she reached into her purse and pulled out a pistol.Read more: Store owner disarms woman with gun, knife in Midtown robbery attempt
Stephan Wiebe,Loren Holmes
For the first time in more than a decade, a school swept the Alaska state swimming and diving championships when the Dimond boys and girls teams topped the competition Saturday at Bartlett.
Alaska Dispatch News and wire reports
Several dozen people were killed Friday in the deadliest attacks to hit Paris since World War II, French President Francois Hollande said, announcing that he was closing the country's borders and declaring a state of emergency.