Bob Hallinen
Eric and Jill Follett, of the Arctic Orienteering Club, instruct people brand new to the sport during an orienteering class at APU on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. 
Alaska Dispatch News
At remote Round Island, a part of the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary in Southwest Alaska, thousands of walruses crowd the beaches.The site is one of the few where those rare human visitors can see a walrus in the wild.But earlier this year, citing budget issues, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game proposed cutting a 39-year-old monitoring program at the island, which in turn would've cast doubt on the future of tourist visits there.Filmmaker Jonathan VanBallenberghe visited the island, documenting the walruses and other wild animals that that inhabit it, and adding a plea to viewers to help preserve access to the sanctuary.After this film was posted, a group of donors -- ranging from the Alaska SeaLife Center to the Annenberg Foundation -- stepped forward to fund the program for 2015.
Alaska Dispatch
Alaska Dispatch News
During a debate hosted by the Anchorage Board of Realtors on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, moderators asked mayoral candidates Ethan Berkowitz and Amy Demboski a series of questions about a number of complex issues, including the rewrite of Anchorage’s land use code, water and sewer infrastructure, the privatization of public utilities and municipal employee compensation. It was the only open-to-the-public debate between Berkowitz and Demboski before May 5 mayoral runoff election.
Erik Hill
Alaska soldiers compete in the Best Warrior Competition on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. 
Bob Hallinen
The East High Dance Contempo Spring Concert production of “From the Ground Up” featured dances choreographed by local artists and students. The performance was held at the East High Theater in Anchorage, AK on Friday, April 24, 2015.
Michelle Theriault Boots
The embattled Spirits of Alaska liquor store in Anchorage's Fairview neighborhood is closed, effectively immediately, after the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted Wednesday not to renew the store's license to sell alcohol.
Associated Press
With rubble and debris looming nearby, and tempers still smoldering in riot-torn Baltimore, the Orioles played a baseball game on Wednesday. This wasn't for the fans, because there weren't any at Camden Yards.
Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska Department of Fish & Game information officer Riley Woodford was in Juneau the last week of March and happened upon a scrap of hide at a pullout near Montana Creek. Woodford says he walked down to the creek and when he returned saw siskins collecting hair and fur.He set his camera down and waited for the birds to return, which they did minutes later. Woodford says, “They didn’t care about the camera. A few juncos were collecting as well.”Pine siskins, part of the finch family, are brown and streaky with touches of yellow on the wings and tail. These nomadic birds are seen across Alaska and Canada and sometimes across the western mountains and northern parts of the Lower 48.Pine siskins protect their eggs from the cold by tightly insulating their nests. These pine siskins, in a video from Fish and Game, collect hair from a deer hide for a spring nest.
Erik Hill
Firefighter/paramedic David Holsman of Fire Station 5 in Spenard receives the American Legion Western Region Firefighter of the Year award for 2015 on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Anchorage Fire Department Training Center. 
Devin Kelly
With a little over a week until the Anchorage mayoral election, candidates Ethan Berkowitz and Amy Demboski sparred in their first head-to-head debate Monday over the Knik Arm bridge project, labor contracts and gay rights legislation.
U.S. Army soldiers with B Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright prepare sling loads at the Kahiltna Glacier base camp on Monday, April 27, 2015, to be flown to the National Park Service climber camp at 14,200 feet.  

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