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Victoria Barber
The lunch bar at Natural Pantry resembles nothing so much as someone’s amazing Thanksgiving spread. There was macaroni and cheese, potatoes, grilled vegetables, spicy meatballs, roasted squash and quinoa salad. In the center of the table were three varieties of roasted bone-in chicken breast quarters.
Alaska Dispatch News
Chum salmon, also known as dog salmon, have the widest natural geographic distribution of all the Pacific salmon, and are widespread throughout Alaska. Chum spend most of their lives feeding in saltwater, only to return to fresh water once they mature, some traveling almost 2,000 miles upstream in their return to home waters. Back in fresh water, adult chum salmon turn from their bright silver ocean-going selves to a dark olive brown. They develop a hooked snout and large, canine-like teeth, and are apparently feisty around GoPro cameras.
Seth Adams
Climbing Shot Tower in the Arrigetch Peaks of the Brooks Range fulfilled the goals of climber / photographer Seth Adams.
Marc Lester
A dramatic full moon, complete with a lunar eclipse, rose and set on October 7 and 8, leaving a "blood moon" hanging in the skies over Alaska for a brief period in the early morning. 
Erik Hill
Congregants and guests celebrated the grand opening of the new Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church building on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in South Anchorage. 
Alaska Aces 3-1 loss to the Indy Fuel at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.  
Bob Hallinen
Racing dogs spend their summers hanging out in the dog yard in preparation for the coming season, either lounging on or in their houses or going for short runs to stretch their legs. Working dogs earn their keep driving tourists on short runs along wooded trails or on top of pristine glaciers.
Tara Young
During the fall rut, moose disposition turns from indifferent to full of fervor. Bull moose come out of the woodwork to vie for mates, at times in quiet pursuit, at other times ready to rumble. This particular afternoon at Powerline Pass found bull moose chasing sheepish cows, while dozens of moose grazed during one of the first flurries of the season.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.
Alaska Dispatch News

ScienceCasts: A Colorful Lunar Eclipse

On Oct. 8, the moon will pass through the shadow of Earth for a total lunar eclipse. "Sky watchers in the USA will see the moon turn a beautiful shade of celestial red and maybe turquoise, too," according to Science at NASA.In Alaska, the total phase of the eclipse will begin about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and last a little less than an hour.
Alaska Dispatch News

Extreme Justice! Must See Football!

In a battle between South and Bartlett high schools for the Cook Inlet Conference high school football championship, senior Justice Augafa scored all five South touchdowns and finished with a game-high 270 yards on 20 carries to lead the Wolverines to a 35-14 victory. That left South (7-0 conference, 7-1 overall) perfect in Alaska.  “He’s amazing,”  South linebacker Matt Keogh said of Augafa. Keogh’s advice for playing against the 5-foot-11, 185-pound speedster?  “Tape your ankles,” he said. Read more: Augafa lifts South to CIC football title
Tegan Hanlon
Stacey Allen Graham pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder during a change of plea hearing in an Anchorage Superior courtroom on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.  Police said Graham was drunk behind the wheel of a pickup when he jumped the curb along Abbott Road in August 2013 colliding with Brooke McPheters and Jordan Durr, both 15, who were walking along the sidewalk on their way back from shopping for back-to-school supplies.  The teenaged girls were pronounced dead at the scene.
Jerzy Shedlock
Karen Loeffler is the United States Attorney for the District of Alaska.  She served as a U.S. Assistant Attorney before being appointed to her current position by President Barack Obama in 2009.

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