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Melissa Emmal and Soma Kliemann of AWAIC release a sky lantern after a service at First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. The faith community in Anchorage aimed to spread awareness about the issue of domestic violence during a "Shed the Light" event supported by Abused Women's Aid In Crisis. Emmal said the lanterns were released "to honor those we have lost, and offer a glimmer of hope to those who are still suffering."
Bill Roth
Fighter pilot Maj. Henry Schantz of the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team, has vapor form above the Raptor he was flying during practice session on Thursday, July 26, 2012, for the Arctic Thunder open house this weekend at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Bill Roth
An Aurora display was visible on Sunday evening, Sept. 30, 2012, from Chugach Foothills Park in Anchorage. According to the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Auroral activity will be moderate tonight. Weather permitting, moderate displays will be visible overhead from Barrow to as far south as Talkeetna and visible low on the horizon as far south as Bethel, Soldotna and southeast Alaska.
Bill Roth
A black bear went from house to house looking for garbage cans to rummage through along Foothill Drive and nearby streets in East Anchorage on Monday evening, July 16, 2012.
Bill Roth
A kayaker rides the bore tide in Turnagain Arm between Bird Point and Girdwood on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
Bill Roth
A volunteer firefighter waits for water as a wind-driven brush fire quickly approaches the Cedar Hills subdivision north of Palmer on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Firefighters had to briefly evacuate their position but where able to save the homes along South Williwaw Drive.
Bill Roth
A bull moose drew a crowd of onlookers as he grazed on fresh grass at Point Woronzof in west Anchorage on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
Bill Roth
Aerial view from an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter of the Joint Task Force-Alaska Team from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Fort Wainwright recovering debris on Colony Glacier on Thursday, July 12, 2012, from a suspected 1952 crash of a U.S. Air Force C-124 Globemaster with 52 people.
Bill Roth
Three-year-old Cheyenne Brindac peeks out from the cover of Tsimshian robes as the dance group Lepquinm Gumilgit Gagoadim performed during a cultural celebration called Chin'an on the first night of the First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.
Bill Roth
The first of two divers from the FBI Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team enters a hole cut into the ice on Matanuska Lake on Monday, Apr. 2, 2012, to recover the body of barista Samantha Koenig who was abducted from a coffee stand on Feb. 1.
Bill Roth
Retiring AFD Battalion Chief Gary Bullock is doused with water, a fire fighter tradition, during a visit to Station 3 in Airport Heights during his last shift on Sunday, Apr. 1, 2012. Bullock is retiring after serving more than 32 years with the Anchorage Fire Department. Station 3 Captain Joe Cizek, left, dashes out of the way.
Bill Roth
Five-year-old Larry Greene III hugs his father Sgt. Larry Greene, as Family and friends welcomed home about 230 paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, after completing nearly a year deployment in the eastern provinces of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. About 500 of the 3,500-Soldier brigade have returned home. The remaining paratroopers will return in a series of main body flights in September to late October.
Bill Roth
Sasa Simic belays Jade Lee as she ascends a wall of ice along the Seward Highway just before sunset on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 25, 2012.
Bill Roth
Anchorage Fire Department Engineer Corey Roberts finishes making a cut in a sweeper as Paramedic Craig Paulus holds onto the victim during a swift water rescue on Eagle River on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16, 2012. They freed the paddler who was trapped in a kayak that was pinned under a fallen tree by the rain swollen glacial fed river.
Bill Roth
A pair of caribou walk across a swap near the Kenai Spur Highway on Wednesday evening, May 9, 2012.
Bill Roth
World Cup overall sprint champion Kikkan Randall holds the Joska Crystal Globe during a homecoming at Kincaid Park on Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012. Hundreds of people attended the event and were able to meet with the three-time Olympian, get an autographed poster, and have their picture taken with Randall and the Joska Crystal Globe that she won last season.
Bill Roth
King salmon that have returned from the ocean to Ship Creek are held in a raceway during an eggtake at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery in Anchorage on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. They will be used as broodstock to enhance the sport fishing opportunities at Ship Creek, Eklutna Tailrace, Seward, and the Prince William Sound communities of Whittier, Cordova, and Valdez. They also stock area lakes with catchable-sized king salmon for ice fishing. The hatchery also collects broodstock at the Ninilchik River, Crooked Creek, and Deception Creek where the king salmon returns have been poor and will result in falling short of the target broodstock needs at those locations.
Bill Roth
Robert Redington is covered in frost as he drives his dog team towards the finish of the 4th annual Alaska Excursions 120, a two-day sled dog race, held this season at the Martin Buser Happy Trails Kennel on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.
Bill Roth
Travis Beals kicks as he drives his dog team towards the finish of the 4th annual Alaska Excursions 120, a two-day sled dog race, held this winter at Martin Buser's Happy Trails Kennel on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Mt. Foraker and Mt. McKinley are visible in the distance during the sub-zero day.
Bill Roth
A rainbow trout from last year's eggtake flows out an Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game truck into Mirror Lake on Thursday, May 24, 2012. About 5,000 catchable rainbow trout, of the 340,000 trout raised this past year at the new William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery off Post Road in Anchorage, were released into Mirror Lake. The remaining fish will be used to stock lakes throughout Alaska to enhance the sport fishing experience.
Bill Roth
Rookie Marie-Anick Alie of Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada, rounds a corner near Goose Lake on the final day of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous World Championship Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.
Bill Roth
Katie Writer prepares to give retired sled dog Abby a ride to the house as her husband Tod Marder steadies the windsurfing board on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
Bill Roth
An Alaska National Guard Honor Guard prepares to perform a Fallen Warrior ceremony during a Veterans & Remembrance Day ceremony at the Alaska National Guard armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.
Bill Roth
Konni Snyder, left, and her sister Brenda Pope visited the resting place of their mother Anna Epperson and father SFC William H. Epperson, who served in World War II and Korea, at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.
Bill Roth
Melissa Emmal and Soma Kliemann of AWAIC release a sky lantern after a service at First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. The faith community in Anchorage aimed to spread awareness about the issue of domestic violence during a "Shed the Light" event supported by Abused Women's Aid In Crisis. Emmal said the lanterns were released "to honor those we have lost, and offer a glimmer of hope to those who are still suffering."
Bill Roth
Fighter pilot Maj. Henry Schantz of the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team, has vapor form above the Raptor he was flying during practice session on Thursday, July 26, 2012, for the Arctic Thunder open house this weekend at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Bill Roth
An Aurora display was visible on Sunday evening, Sept. 30, 2012, from Chugach Foothills Park in Anchorage. According to the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Auroral activity will be moderate tonight. Weather permitting, moderate displays will be visible overhead from Barrow to as far south as Talkeetna and visible low on the horizon as far south as Bethel, Soldotna and southeast Alaska.
Bill Roth
A black bear went from house to house looking for garbage cans to rummage through along Foothill Drive and nearby streets in East Anchorage on Monday evening, July 16, 2012.
Bill Roth
A kayaker rides the bore tide in Turnagain Arm between Bird Point and Girdwood on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
Bill Roth
A volunteer firefighter waits for water as a wind-driven brush fire quickly approaches the Cedar Hills subdivision north of Palmer on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Firefighters had to briefly evacuate their position but where able to save the homes along South Williwaw Drive.
Bill Roth
A bull moose drew a crowd of onlookers as he grazed on fresh grass at Point Woronzof in west Anchorage on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
Bill Roth
Aerial view from an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter of the Joint Task Force-Alaska Team from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Fort Wainwright recovering debris on Colony Glacier on Thursday, July 12, 2012, from a suspected 1952 crash of a U.S. Air Force C-124 Globemaster with 52 people.
Bill Roth
Three-year-old Cheyenne Brindac peeks out from the cover of Tsimshian robes as the dance group Lepquinm Gumilgit Gagoadim performed during a cultural celebration called Chin'an on the first night of the First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.
Bill Roth
The first of two divers from the FBI Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team enters a hole cut into the ice on Matanuska Lake on Monday, Apr. 2, 2012, to recover the body of barista Samantha Koenig who was abducted from a coffee stand on Feb. 1.
Bill Roth
Retiring AFD Battalion Chief Gary Bullock is doused with water, a fire fighter tradition, during a visit to Station 3 in Airport Heights during his last shift on Sunday, Apr. 1, 2012. Bullock is retiring after serving more than 32 years with the Anchorage Fire Department. Station 3 Captain Joe Cizek, left, dashes out of the way.
Bill Roth
Five-year-old Larry Greene III hugs his father Sgt. Larry Greene, as Family and friends welcomed home about 230 paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, after completing nearly a year deployment in the eastern provinces of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. About 500 of the 3,500-Soldier brigade have returned home. The remaining paratroopers will return in a series of main body flights in September to late October.
Bill Roth
Sasa Simic belays Jade Lee as she ascends a wall of ice along the Seward Highway just before sunset on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 25, 2012.
Bill Roth
Anchorage Fire Department Engineer Corey Roberts finishes making a cut in a sweeper as Paramedic Craig Paulus holds onto the victim during a swift water rescue on Eagle River on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16, 2012. They freed the paddler who was trapped in a kayak that was pinned under a fallen tree by the rain swollen glacial fed river.
Bill Roth
A pair of caribou walk across a swap near the Kenai Spur Highway on Wednesday evening, May 9, 2012.
Bill Roth
World Cup overall sprint champion Kikkan Randall holds the Joska Crystal Globe during a homecoming at Kincaid Park on Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012. Hundreds of people attended the event and were able to meet with the three-time Olympian, get an autographed poster, and have their picture taken with Randall and the Joska Crystal Globe that she won last season.
Bill Roth
King salmon that have returned from the ocean to Ship Creek are held in a raceway during an eggtake at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery in Anchorage on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. They will be used as broodstock to enhance the sport fishing opportunities at Ship Creek, Eklutna Tailrace, Seward, and the Prince William Sound communities of Whittier, Cordova, and Valdez. They also stock area lakes with catchable-sized king salmon for ice fishing. The hatchery also collects broodstock at the Ninilchik River, Crooked Creek, and Deception Creek where the king salmon returns have been poor and will result in falling short of the target broodstock needs at those locations.
Bill Roth
Robert Redington is covered in frost as he drives his dog team towards the finish of the 4th annual Alaska Excursions 120, a two-day sled dog race, held this season at the Martin Buser Happy Trails Kennel on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.
Bill Roth
Travis Beals kicks as he drives his dog team towards the finish of the 4th annual Alaska Excursions 120, a two-day sled dog race, held this winter at Martin Buser's Happy Trails Kennel on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Mt. Foraker and Mt. McKinley are visible in the distance during the sub-zero day.
Bill Roth
A rainbow trout from last year's eggtake flows out an Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game truck into Mirror Lake on Thursday, May 24, 2012. About 5,000 catchable rainbow trout, of the 340,000 trout raised this past year at the new William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery off Post Road in Anchorage, were released into Mirror Lake. The remaining fish will be used to stock lakes throughout Alaska to enhance the sport fishing experience.
Bill Roth
Rookie Marie-Anick Alie of Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada, rounds a corner near Goose Lake on the final day of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous World Championship Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.
Bill Roth
Katie Writer prepares to give retired sled dog Abby a ride to the house as her husband Tod Marder steadies the windsurfing board on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
Bill Roth
An Alaska National Guard Honor Guard prepares to perform a Fallen Warrior ceremony during a Veterans & Remembrance Day ceremony at the Alaska National Guard armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.
Bill Roth
Konni Snyder, left, and her sister Brenda Pope visited the resting place of their mother Anna Epperson and father SFC William H. Epperson, who served in World War II and Korea, at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.
Bill Roth
Alaska Dispatch