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Lots of daylight but unrelenting cold wind: It's April in the northernmost city in the U.S.
 

Marc Lester

Barrow resident Lillian Nageak and her granddaughter, Michelle Kaleak, talk about how they prepare bowhead whale to be eaten -- and the excitement of the spring subsistence season.

Marc Lester

Mountain View residents gathered for one of their most popular evening events Thursday. The elementary school’s annual Multicultural Night celebrates the many backgrounds of the students and neighborhood residents.

Marc Lester

Catch overall winner Jack Stahla and second placer finisher Troy Murdough compete in Slush Cup 2016 in this video.

Marc Lester

Fifty costumed skiers and snowboarders came down the hill at Alyeska Resort and launched themselves off a ramp and over a pool during Slush Cup on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Marc Lester

The sandhill cranes that summer in the Homer area spend a good portion of their days preening their feathers to remove dirt, parasites and lice that can damage feathers or cause illness. 

Alaska Dispatch News

The UAA women’s basketball team was honored with a event at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Several hundred fans showed up to congratulate the team for the best season in the school’s history.

Marc Lester

Colony High School music students were called to the school’s theater for a surprise announcement at the end of the day on Thursday, April 7, 2016. There, the Colony Marching Band was invited to perform at the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

Marc Lester

Anchorage Animal Care and Control says it has seen a reduction in the number of animals that come into the shelter and the length of the stay for those that come in.

Jill Burke

High school students from across the country gathered to compete in math, economics, music, and literature and other subjects during the United States Academic Decathlon in the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage on Thursday.

Bob Hallinen