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Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Hayden Sterling plays his clarinet in a tunnel of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail near Westchester Lagoon on Monday, May 26, 2014. Sterling said he liked the acoustics there.
Marc Lester
A young bull moose eyes passing traffic on Tuesday afternoon, May 27, 2014, along Kincaid Road in Sand Lake.
Erik Hill
A young bull moose eyes passing traffic on Tuesday afternoon, May 27, 2014, along Kincaid Road in Sand Lake.
Erik Hill
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News A dahlia collects rainwater in Town Square on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
Marc Lester
Wildfire smoke obscures the Chugach Mountains as Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Shawn Dunbar thought knocking down traffic cones with a real fire hose was "the best thing ever" at the Airport Heights Fire Station open house on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Helping Dunbar with the hose is Anchorage Fire Explorer Brian Nicholson. The Explorers are between the ages of 14 and 21 and spend Tuesday evenings at the fire station. The explorers are looking for new members. The open house with demonstrations and food is sponsored by the Anchorage Fire Department and Anchorage Fire Fighters Local 1264. 140517
Bob Hallinen
The colors are presented by the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association during the Alaska Police Memorial ceremony on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Alaska State Crime Detection Laboratory in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Julie the new lynx at the Alaska Zoo looks up at Tony. The two lynx were getting know each other on Thursday, May 22, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A pair of Arctic terns interact as they fly above Potter Marsh, along the Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Terns along with other water fowl have started the nesting season on the marsh.
Bob Hallinen
Willy Homza, of South, dives for the shot up the middle by Joe Fitka, of Dimond, in a first round CIC baseball championships game at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Preston Michelletto advanced to second base and Joe Fitka reached first base on the play.
Bob Hallinen
Clyde Oberg stands next the old Fishhook Dairy Barn which burned down this past March in Palmer on Wednesday, April 29, 2014. Oberg built the rock wall portion of the barn and then dismantled a Quonset hut on Fort Richardson and reassembled it to form the barn. While building the barn and their house Oberg worked a full time job and then came home to build the walls for the barn and his home with rocks his wife June Oberg had gathered during the day. Oberg added a traditional built 2nd story to his house as his family grew. The barn started out with the 36 foot by 60 foot Quonset hut and was expanded to reach 100 feet long.
Bob Hallinen
The crescent moon hangs in the sky next to the Totem Pole on the corner of the Alaska Ivory Exchange building on 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage, AK on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Dandelions go to seed along the Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Vincent Hinderliter owns and operates Alaskan's Smokeless store where he sells e-cigarettes and the flavored nicotine mixture for the e-cigarettes. Photographed on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Katy Whitmore pumps Rainbow trout into Cheney Lake which were raised at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery along Ship Creek in Anchorage, AK on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Hatchery manager Andrea Tesch holds a handful of rainbow trout eggs at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery along Ship Creek in Anchorage, AK on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The unfertilized eggs, the orange ones, are being separated from the fertilized eggs. The eyes can be seen in the fertilized eggs. The eggs will hatch in 5 to 6 days.
Bob Hallinen
Alaska Aces goalie Olivier Roy guards the net as Chase Schaber, of the Bakersfield Condors, tries unsuccessfully to get the puck around him and John Ramage, of the Aces, comes in on the play on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, AK. The Aces and Condors face off in the first game of the ECHL's Western Conference finals.
Bob Hallinen
A mother moose cares for her newborn twin calves who were born hours earlier in east Anchorage, AK on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
The Alaska Aces Vs. the Idaho Steelheads in the 2nd hockey game of the ECHL Western Conference semifinals at the Sullivan Arena on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Leon Merkes a World War II era paratrooper talks with US Air Force personal at Ted Stevens International Airport on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Merkes was waiting to board an Alaska Airlines flight to Portland and then on to Washington DC to visit the World War II memorial. Merkes and about 45 other vets are part of the largest Honor Flight group to make the trip to the nations capital from Alaska. Alaska Airlines is providing free air fare for the vets and reduced price tickets for guardians traveling with each vet.
Bob Hallinen
Eldon Gallear a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marine gets a good-bye kiss from his daughter Tara Gallear at Ted Stevens International Airport on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Gallear and his wife Rose Gallear, at left, were waiting to board an Alaska Airlines flight to Portland and then on to Washington DC to visit the World War II memorial. Gallear and about 45 other vets are part of the largest Honor Flight group to make the trip to the nations capital from Alaska. Alaska Airlines is providing free air fare for the vets and reduced price tickets for guardians traveling with each vet.
Bob Hallinen
Alissa Dodson is selling T-shirts in support of her husband Jeremy Dodson's upcoming deployment. In the stroller is 1-year old Wylie Dodson. Members of the 23rd Engineer Company, 6th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Engineer Brigade, stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson gathered fro a picnic on base on Thursday, May 15, 2014. 95 members of the brigade will be deploying to Afghanistan for route clearing duty. They will be finding and destroying IEDs to clear the roads for the military and local commerce.
Bob Hallinen
Judy Abrahams consults with Will Sundberg, with Alchemy Orthotics & Prosthetics, about the new prosthetic he is going to build for her on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Abrahams is planning on competing in the Gold Nugget Triathlon on Sunday, May 18th and will be the first para-athlete to compete in the event.
Bob Hallinen
Judy Abrahams swims laps in the UAA pool at the Sports Center on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Abrahams is training for the Gold Nugget Triathlon on Sunday, May 18th and will be the first para-athlete to compete in the event.
Bob Hallinen
The Alaska Mountain Rescue Group holds a training on the cliffs above the Seward Highway and the Turnagain Arm on Saturday, May 10, 2014. In the scenario 3 hikers were over due. Mark Miraglia, with the AMRG, rigs a belay line as other group members are ready to carry an injured hiker down.
Bob Hallinen
Eve and her Musk Ox calf Malachite enjoy the sunshine on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Six calves have been born so far this spring at the Musk Ox farm in Palmer, AK. The nonprofit farm will open for the year on Mother's Day May 11th with mothers getting in free. The festivities will include a band and food. The farm will be open daily from 10 am to 6pm every day until mid September. The farm currently has 84 musk ox.
Bob Hallinen
Nordstrom visual stylist Liza Spano touches up floor around the mannequins with white paint on the window display at the downtown Anchorage, AK store on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Nordstrom visual manager Michael Spear designed the new window display.
Bob Hallinen
Youth between the ages of 12 and 18 sweep the parking lot of the Witzleben Family Funeral Home & Crematory on Bragaw Street on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints youth are raising money for summer camps.
Bob Hallinen
Jerry Carter, of Carter 2 Systems, who built the polar bear equipment gives a tour at the Alaska Zoo. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Defenders of Wildlife, the Alaska Zoo and Alaska Clean Seas unveiled a polar bear facility built by Carter 2 Systems on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The modular unit breaks down to fit in a conex trailer and will be stationed on the North Slope of Alaska. This will enable for the first time polar bears of any size to be treated for injuries of affected by oil spills to be treated on the North Slope.
Bob Hallinen
Mr. Pickles the porcupine from the Alaska Zoo tries to make his escape as elementary kids view him on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Potter Marsh. Over 1,400 elementary students participated in the Alaska Department of Fish & Game's salmon celebration.
Bob Hallinen
Anchorage Fire Fighters stand at attention and salute as the procession for two slain Alaska State Troopers arrives at the State Medical Examiners office in Anchorage, AK on Friday, May 2, 2014. Trooper Sergeant Patrick ÒScottÓ Johnson and Trooper Gabriel ÒGabeÓ Rich were killed in the line of duty in Tanana, AK on Thursday.
Bob Hallinen
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News The Anchorage bowl sees smoke from south central Alaska wildfires on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
Marc Lester
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News Anchorage Police Sgt. Roy LeBlanc gives a thumbs up to a driver that showed him that they were wearing their seatbelt as he checked drivers and passengers along 5th Avenue near Karluk Street while carrying a sign warning drivers that they were about to get a ticket if they were not wearing seat belt on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. APD ramped up its seat belt enforcement during the national "Click it or Ticket" campaign that runs until the end of the month. The Alaska Highway Safety Office provided a grant that helped with the traffic detail that in just under two hours wrote 48 seat belt violations and another 18 other citations were issued, bringing the total to 66 citations.
Bill Roth
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Smoke billows up from the The Funny River Horse Trail Fire on the Kenai Peninsula as seen from the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. 140520
Bob Hallinen
BILL ROTH / Anchorage Daily News Dahlia's and Yarrow get a good soaking of water after municipal gardeners planted the Dahlia bed at Town Square Park on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Bill Roth
Some pedestrians pause and others move down the trail to give a moose some space on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail at Kincaid Park on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
Marc Lester
Kindergartner Jason Pirtle registers surprise as he is announced as the winner of a trip for four to Disneyland during an assembly held Tuesday morning, May 20, 2014, at Willow Crest Elementary School. The prize is among several presented at the end of the school year by the Elementary Attendance Incentive Program supported by Anchorage School Business Partnerships and IBEW Local 1547. Pirtle and winners in other grade levels finished the year with no unexcused absences. Prizes ranging from vehicles at the high school level to airline tickets to pizza were donated by local businesses such as Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of South Anchorage, GCI, the Alaska Aces and Pizza Hut. "Every day you are here in school is an opportunity to learn!," said Superintendent Ed Graff.
Erik Hill
Mickey and Minnie Mouse were on hand to greet youngsters and award kindergartner Jason Pirtle a trip for four to Disneyland on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Willow Crest Elementary School. The prize is among several presented at the end of the school year by the Elementary Attendance Incentive Program supported by Anchorage School Business Partnerships and IBEW Local 1547. Pirtle and winners in other grade levels finished the year with no unexcused absences. Prizes ranging from vehicles at the high school level to airline tickets to pizza were donated by local businesses such as Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of South Anchorage, GCI, the Alaska Aces and Pizza Hut. "Every day you are here in school is an opportunity to learn!," said Superintendent Ed Graff.
Erik Hill
A Ghost Bike is attached to a tree next to Northern Lights Blvd. near Minnesota Drive in west Anchorage, AK on Saturday evening, May 17, 2014. The white painted bike is in honor of cyclist Eldridge Griffith who was killed in an accident with an SUV while crossing Northern Lights Blvd. on January 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Andrew Arnold does a backflip off a bluff into soft sand at Kincaid Park on Thursday, May 16, 2014.
Marc Lester
Tiny animal prints are dried into the sun-baked mud of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge on Friday, May 16, 2014.
Marc Lester
Mike Smolucha photographs the sunset over Cook Inlet at Ship Creek in Anchorage, AK on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A raven briefly chased a Bald eagle near Raspberry Road in Anchorage on Wednesday evening, May 14, 2014.
Bill Roth
Willow catkins are backlit by the sun on warm spring evening near Raspberry Road in Anchorage on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
Bill Roth
An Arctic tern feeds a small fish to it's mate on the wing at Potter Marsh along the Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. The terns nest at the marsh and winter as far away as Antarctica in the southern hemisphere.
Bob Hallinen
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News A pair of red-necked grebes collect plants for a nest in the reeds along the shore of Cheney Lake on Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014.
Marc Lester
New Fire Chief John Fullenwider, center, receives his badge and a salute from outgoing Fire Chief Chris Bushue, left, as Debbie Fullenwider watches during an Anchorage Fire Department change of command ceremony on Monday, May 12, 2014, at Fire Station 1 downtown. Bushue is stepping down to serve as a Battalion Chief. Fullenwider has come out of retirement after serving as chief from 2000 through 2006.
Erik Hill
Di Tran of Akutan holds her 7-month-old daughter Madeline Bereskin while watching the Alaska Native Heritage Center Dancers perform during a 15th anniversary celebration and annual Mother's Day event which marked the beginning of their summer season on Sunday, May 11, 2014. ANHC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing, perpetuating, and preserving Alaska Native cultures, languages, traditions and values through celebration and education, is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bill Roth
Sarah Garcia, right, performs with the Alaska Native Heritage Center Dancers during a 15th anniversary celebration and annual Mother's Day event that marked the beginning of their summer season on Sunday, May 11, 2014. ANHC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing, perpetuating, and preserving Alaska Native cultures, languages, traditions and values through celebration and education, is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bill Roth
David Berg and his wife Holly paddle through open leads of water on an ice-covered Nancy Lake while canoeing with children Titus, 3, and Naomi, 5, on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
Bill Roth
Matt Knapp water skips an Arctic Cat M8 across Finger Lake on Friday, May 9, 2014.
Bill Roth
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Low tide leaves a channel of water through the mudflats of Turnagain Arm after sunset on Friday, May 9, 2014.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News From left, Beth Nordlund, Robert Posma, Amy Posma and Daniel George clean trash and brush from the Davis Park trails. The Anchorage Park Foundation’s summer season of clean-up events in parks across the municipality kicked off Saturday in Davis Park in Mountain View. Dozens of volunteers sanded and painted the fence on the edge of the park’s trail, picked up trash along the inner loop of the trail and from deserted homeless camps, and cleared brush to improve visibility in the woods, said Mirna Estrada, volunteer coordinator for the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department. Estrada estimated that the volunteers cleared out 300 pounds of trash and 20 cubic yards of dead brush. The next Neighborhood Park Fix-It event will be taking place June 14 in Roosevelt Park in Spenard.
Marc Lester
Alaska Airlines flight attendants ralled for a contract outside the Anchorage Museum where the Alaska Airlines annual shareholders meeting was being held on Thursday, May 8, 2014.
Bill Roth
Giorgia Marenzi uses a spear thrower, or atlatl, to launch a dart at a target at the 16th Annual Alaska Atlatl Fun and Throw event held Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Marenzi, an exchange student from Italy, toured the throwing stations to learn techniques of spear throwing used in Alaska and around the world. The event was sponsored by the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology and the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
Erik Hill
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News A pair of red-necked grebes collect plants for a nest in the reeds along the shore of Cheney Lake on Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014.
Marc Lester
Karim Risha uses a spear thrower, or atlatl, to launch a dart at a target at the 16th Annual Alaska Atlatl Fun and Throw event held Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Risha, of Palestine, and fellow exchange student Giorgia Marenzi of Italy toured the throwing stations to learn techniques of spear throwing used in Alaska and around the world. The event was sponsored by the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology and the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
Erik Hill
East goalie Roman Kropidlowski dives toward the ball during a goal scored by West's Adan Acuna during the Eagles 5-3 victory over the Thunderbirds at East High on Thursday, May 8, 2014.
Bill Roth
Willow catkins prepare to flower following a stretch of warm weather on Monday, May 5, 2014, along Pt. Woronzof Road.
Erik Hill
Paper cranes populate a flower bed in celebration of international adoption on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Town Square Park. The annual display was first staged by Sijo Smith of Chugiak High School in 2012. She is now a graduating senior and class valedictorian. Signs near the cranes note that on May 1, 1995, the Hague Adoption Convention established safeguards to ensure inter-country adoptions are in the best interests of the child, with respect for fundamental rights. The May 1 date also coincides with the Alaska sandhill crane migration.
Erik Hill
Mark Miller and Kevin Koprek with Rigging for Rescue conduct a rope work class with the Anchorage Fire Department Station 9 along the Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The Huffman Station 9 crew are the Front Country Rope Rescue unit for the Anchorage Fire Department. The week long course started in the class room and then moved to Turnagain Arm and the Sullivan Arena on Thursday and then on to Alaska Sand and Gravel. The class was using a Arizona Vortex tripod and a Larkin Rescue Frame. The has the advantage of being able to put the lift point over the edge of the cliff while the tripod can work better on uneven rocky terrain. Instructor Mark Miller also instructed the firefighters in rope rescue.
Bob Hallinen
Evan Trupp, of the Alaska Aces, sends up a shower of ice along the boards as Scott Czarnowczan, of the Idaho Steelheads, looks for the hockey puck on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Sullivan Arena.
Bob Hallinen
Alaska Aces fans Joy, Aiden and Jeff Gilbert are ready for the Aces first game against the Idaho Steelheads on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in the ECHL playoff Western Conference semifinals at the Sullivan Arena.
Bob Hallinen
Jamye Nail takes Windy, one of her 4 horses, for the first ride of the summer in Palmer on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Sandhill cranes fly against a backdrop of the Chugach Mountains in Palmer on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
The water tower stands in the middle of Palmer with a Chugach Mountain peak in the background on Wednesday, April 29, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Horses stand in the pasture just outside of Palmer on Wednesday, April 29, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Members of the Church on the Rock hold a fellowship around a campfire on the shore of the Matanuska River near Palmer on Wednesday, April 29, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A small plane files in front of the Chugach Mountains after taking off from the Palmer Airport on Wednesday, April 29, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Jerrod Franklin washes a 1944 Stinson Gullwing at the Alaska Aviation Museum on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Both the Stinson and the 1931 Fairchild Pilgrim, right, are going to be on static display during the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering at the FedEx Hangar at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport this weekend. The state's largest aviation tradeshow has free admission and will feature guest speakers including the Jessica Cox, an armless pilot, and more than 275 exhibitors. A wide range of aircraft from general aviation to commercial, corporate and military will be on static display inside and outdoors.
Bill Roth
Stephanie Rushing of Alaska Event Services walks past aircraft parked inside the FedEx Hangar on Postmark Drive at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport while helping setup for the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering on Thursday, May 1, 2014, that will be held this weekend. The state's largest aviation tradeshow has free admission and will feature guest speakers including the Jessica Cox, an armless pilot, and more than 275 exhibitors. A wide range of aircraft from general aviation to commercial, corporate and military will be on static display inside and outdoors.
Bill Roth
Several fresh tree stumps appear in Town Square Park on Thursday, May 1, 2014, downtown.
Erik Hill
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Hayden Sterling plays his clarinet in a tunnel of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail near Westchester Lagoon on Monday, May 26, 2014. Sterling said he liked the acoustics there.
Marc Lester
A young bull moose eyes passing traffic on Tuesday afternoon, May 27, 2014, along Kincaid Road in Sand Lake.
Erik Hill
A young bull moose eyes passing traffic on Tuesday afternoon, May 27, 2014, along Kincaid Road in Sand Lake.
Erik Hill
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News A dahlia collects rainwater in Town Square on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
Marc Lester
Wildfire smoke obscures the Chugach Mountains as Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Shawn Dunbar thought knocking down traffic cones with a real fire hose was "the best thing ever" at the Airport Heights Fire Station open house on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Helping Dunbar with the hose is Anchorage Fire Explorer Brian Nicholson. The Explorers are between the ages of 14 and 21 and spend Tuesday evenings at the fire station. The explorers are looking for new members. The open house with demonstrations and food is sponsored by the Anchorage Fire Department and Anchorage Fire Fighters Local 1264. 140517
Bob Hallinen
The colors are presented by the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association during the Alaska Police Memorial ceremony on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Alaska State Crime Detection Laboratory in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Julie the new lynx at the Alaska Zoo looks up at Tony. The two lynx were getting know each other on Thursday, May 22, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A pair of Arctic terns interact as they fly above Potter Marsh, along the Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Terns along with other water fowl have started the nesting season on the marsh.
Bob Hallinen
Willy Homza, of South, dives for the shot up the middle by Joe Fitka, of Dimond, in a first round CIC baseball championships game at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Preston Michelletto advanced to second base and Joe Fitka reached first base on the play.
Bob Hallinen
Clyde Oberg stands next the old Fishhook Dairy Barn which burned down this past March in Palmer on Wednesday, April 29, 2014. Oberg built the rock wall portion of the barn and then dismantled a Quonset hut on Fort Richardson and reassembled it to form the barn. While building the barn and their house Oberg worked a full time job and then came home to build the walls for the barn and his home with rocks his wife June Oberg had gathered during the day. Oberg added a traditional built 2nd story to his house as his family grew. The barn started out with the 36 foot by 60 foot Quonset hut and was expanded to reach 100 feet long.
Bob Hallinen
The crescent moon hangs in the sky next to the Totem Pole on the corner of the Alaska Ivory Exchange building on 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage, AK on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Dandelions go to seed along the Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Vincent Hinderliter owns and operates Alaskan's Smokeless store where he sells e-cigarettes and the flavored nicotine mixture for the e-cigarettes. Photographed on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Katy Whitmore pumps Rainbow trout into Cheney Lake which were raised at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery along Ship Creek in Anchorage, AK on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Hatchery manager Andrea Tesch holds a handful of rainbow trout eggs at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery along Ship Creek in Anchorage, AK on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The unfertilized eggs, the orange ones, are being separated from the fertilized eggs. The eyes can be seen in the fertilized eggs. The eggs will hatch in 5 to 6 days.
Bob Hallinen
Alaska Aces goalie Olivier Roy guards the net as Chase Schaber, of the Bakersfield Condors, tries unsuccessfully to get the puck around him and John Ramage, of the Aces, comes in on the play on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, AK. The Aces and Condors face off in the first game of the ECHL's Western Conference finals.
Bob Hallinen
A mother moose cares for her newborn twin calves who were born hours earlier in east Anchorage, AK on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
The Alaska Aces Vs. the Idaho Steelheads in the 2nd hockey game of the ECHL Western Conference semifinals at the Sullivan Arena on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Leon Merkes a World War II era paratrooper talks with US Air Force personal at Ted Stevens International Airport on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Merkes was waiting to board an Alaska Airlines flight to Portland and then on to Washington DC to visit the World War II memorial. Merkes and about 45 other vets are part of the largest Honor Flight group to make the trip to the nations capital from Alaska. Alaska Airlines is providing free air fare for the vets and reduced price tickets for guardians traveling with each vet.
Bob Hallinen
Eldon Gallear a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marine gets a good-bye kiss from his daughter Tara Gallear at Ted Stevens International Airport on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Gallear and his wife Rose Gallear, at left, were waiting to board an Alaska Airlines flight to Portland and then on to Washington DC to visit the World War II memorial. Gallear and about 45 other vets are part of the largest Honor Flight group to make the trip to the nations capital from Alaska. Alaska Airlines is providing free air fare for the vets and reduced price tickets for guardians traveling with each vet.
Bob Hallinen
Alissa Dodson is selling T-shirts in support of her husband Jeremy Dodson's upcoming deployment. In the stroller is 1-year old Wylie Dodson. Members of the 23rd Engineer Company, 6th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Engineer Brigade, stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson gathered fro a picnic on base on Thursday, May 15, 2014. 95 members of the brigade will be deploying to Afghanistan for route clearing duty. They will be finding and destroying IEDs to clear the roads for the military and local commerce.
Bob Hallinen
Judy Abrahams consults with Will Sundberg, with Alchemy Orthotics & Prosthetics, about the new prosthetic he is going to build for her on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Abrahams is planning on competing in the Gold Nugget Triathlon on Sunday, May 18th and will be the first para-athlete to compete in the event.
Bob Hallinen
Judy Abrahams swims laps in the UAA pool at the Sports Center on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Abrahams is training for the Gold Nugget Triathlon on Sunday, May 18th and will be the first para-athlete to compete in the event.
Bob Hallinen
The Alaska Mountain Rescue Group holds a training on the cliffs above the Seward Highway and the Turnagain Arm on Saturday, May 10, 2014. In the scenario 3 hikers were over due. Mark Miraglia, with the AMRG, rigs a belay line as other group members are ready to carry an injured hiker down.
Bob Hallinen
Eve and her Musk Ox calf Malachite enjoy the sunshine on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Six calves have been born so far this spring at the Musk Ox farm in Palmer, AK. The nonprofit farm will open for the year on Mother's Day May 11th with mothers getting in free. The festivities will include a band and food. The farm will be open daily from 10 am to 6pm every day until mid September. The farm currently has 84 musk ox.
Bob Hallinen
Nordstrom visual stylist Liza Spano touches up floor around the mannequins with white paint on the window display at the downtown Anchorage, AK store on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Nordstrom visual manager Michael Spear designed the new window display.
Bob Hallinen
Youth between the ages of 12 and 18 sweep the parking lot of the Witzleben Family Funeral Home & Crematory on Bragaw Street on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints youth are raising money for summer camps.
Bob Hallinen
Alaska Dispatch