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Bob Hallinen
West High defeated Palmer High 28-6 at Anchorage Football Stadium on Friday, August 15, 2105. The three Friday night games in Alaska are the first high school football games of the season in the US.
Anne Raup
The Anchorage Fire Department on Friday unveiled a newly painted pink fire truck in an effort to raise awareness of cancer. The truck sports many shades of pink, which is widely synonymous with breast cancer awareness, but the sides of the truck also feature numerous painted ribbons in many colors, representing all cancers.The reserve fire engine will be housed at Fire Station 15 in Southport and will make appearances throughout Anchorage and Eagle River.   
Alaska Dispatch
On Aug. 8, Anchorage Community Works marked its first anniversary. The artist co-op, housed in a 5,000-square-foot facility by Ship Creek, hosts artist studios and served as a venue for concerts and other special events. 
Mike Dunham
The new Alaska Airlines Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage features a 5,000-seat fishbowl arena for sports events but will also be a venue for concerts, graduations and more. 
Erik Hill
A unit inactivation ceremony was held in Hangar 1 Thursday afternoon on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Colors were cased for the 56th Engineer Company, the 84th Engineer Support Company and the 240th Survey and Design Detachment of the 6th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Engineer Brigade. 
Victoria Barber
From nachos to liver pate, some appetizers are so good they can make an entree an unnecessary afterthought. Of course, the best kind of app is a half-price one (ready for happy hour, anyone?), but to round out the field, Play asked some Anchorage foodies to weigh in on their local favorites. 
Kyle Hopkins
After catching just a single silver salmon in two hours Sunday along the Fish River near White Mountain in Western Alaska, Andrew Harrelson decided to look for woolly mammoth tusks at a muddy bend in the river where villagers had previously found fossil mammoth teeth and where, 22 years earlier, his mother had found a full mammoth tusk. It didn't take Harrelson long to find another.
Tara Young

Camp Fire Alaska’s Rural Program has been giving kids in rural parts of the state a daycamp-like experience for more than 40 years. This summer the program is serving youth in more than 27 villages, providing education about healthy life choices, including cold-water safety and swim lessons.Camp Fire is a nonprofit organization that started its rural program to address the needs of remote parts of Alaska, including a rate of drowning 10 times higher than the national average. “Positive messaging for healthy lifestyle choices in rural communities is extremely important," said Nicole Lebo, Camp Fire’s Director of Program Services. "Unfortunately in this state we’re number one in the worst kinds of things, so youth have a hard road ahead of them. We just want to increase the amount of positive adult relationships that they have, and increase the opportunities they have for different types of programming, that they don’t get to see throughout the rest of the year.”The small rural villages of Iliamna and Newhalen are connected by a six-mile road and share a school, but are still fairly isolated. “A lot of the rural villages we’re in … because they’re off the road system, are pretty remote, so they only have the people in that community there on a regular basis,” Lebo said. “They are sometimes disconnected from other communities, disconnected from resources. Typical things like food, or the availability to go to day camp. And so ... having us bring a food program, bring our staff, bring the energy, contributes a lot to the community in the summer,” she said.Watch 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.
Bob Hallinen
It won't be long before the thousands of birds who spent their summer in Alaska begin their long journeys back south. In the meantime, there are still some events coming up for birders who aren't ready to see the birds of summer go.
Bob Hallinen
When it’s sunny and temperatures are in the 70s, it’s not hard to imagine the Chukchi Sea is the Mediterranean.
Loren Holmes
Armed with shovels, picks and "weed wrenches," dozens of community volunteers descended on Anchorage's Valley of the Moon park to do their best to eradicate an invasive tree that is threatening the long-term health of the forest.

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