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The Alaskan Arctic: A Summit on Shipping and Ports at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska Aug. 23-25, 2015.
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Art Wolfe, host of the PBS series Travels to the Edge, leads photography workshops worldwide. He was recently overseeing a workshop near Kukaklek Lake in Katmai National Park when he experimented with his GoPro and captured video of bright-red sockeye salmon.Wolfe is best known for his still photography; his latest book is called Earth Is My Witness. To submit your video to Alaska Dispatch News contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
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Bear Cools Down in Vancouver Couple's Pool (Storyful, Animals)

What to do on hot day in Canada? If you’re a black bear in northern Vancouver, you might take a dunk in the pool. Tony Diering and his wife Denise got a surprise when they saw a black bear jump into their pool Monday Aug. 17, 2015. The swim lasted approximately 15 minutes, and the bear also made its way to the hot tub before taking off. This was the Dierings' second encounter with the bear in a month. During the previous visit, the bear ate birdseed out of a bird feeder.To submit your video to Alaska Dispatch News contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
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Flying in Denali National Park and Preserve today is characterized by a sense of collaboration and information sharing that has brought a small group of companies and pilots together.
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Dimond defeated South 47-21 at home Saturday in the second week of Cook Inlet Conference football.
Marc Lester
Bird Treatment and Learning Center staff released a merlin and a great horned owl Saturday as part of "Gone With The Wing," their annual bird festival held at their property on the Old Seward Highway overlooking Potter Marsh. The event also featured informational booths from several wildlife organizations, as well as games, music and food.
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Bryan Keith, a filmmaker based in Los Angeles, visited the Kenai Peninsula in June 2015 to earn his floatplane pilot rating. During his downtime, he and fellow pilot/filmmaker Shane McClafferty took the opportunity to film the incredible landscape. Keith's travelogue was shot primarily on the Kenai Peninsula, including Moose Pass and Seward, as well as Girdwood and Lake Hood in Anchorage.“It was my first of hopefully many trips to your beautiful state,” Keith said.To submit your video to Alaska Dispatch News contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
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At least one person was taken to a hospital and dozens were displaced after a fire ripped through an apartment building in East Anchorage around 7:30 am Saturday, according to Anchorage Fire Department battalion chief Kevin Keene. 
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West High’s dominating defense dropped Service into frequent down-and-distance difficulties in the first half Friday night and helped deliver a 48-6 Cook Inlet Conference victory.
Erica Martinson
Protests, parties, foreign dignitaries and flight restrictions: just a few of the upcoming hiccups the Anchorage police and others are preparing to deal with as the President of the United States touches down in Alaska in just over a week.
Maya Evoy
These muffins are a beautiful way to use up those ripe strawberries.
Bill Roth
The Mat-Su Borough School District celebrated the opening of its newest high school, Redington Junior / Senior High School near Knik, with an assembly and ribbon cutting on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. The school opened this year for students in grades 6-10.  Grades 11 and 12 will be added over the next two years.  The school was named after the late Joe Redington, Sr. who is known as the father of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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