Graduating with the most recent Anchorage Police Department academy was fire inspector Brian Dean, who went through the class to gain skills to help with the fire department's overwhelming amount of arson investigations.

Jerzy Shedlock

The holiday season kicked off Friday night in Anchorage with hundreds of kids and grownups gathering in Town Square Park for the lighting of the Christmas tree. 


Scott Jensen

The scenes that played out on Thanksgiving Day in an East Anchorage home involved friends who had become family in a city that attracts thousands of new residents from out-of-state each year. Many have dubbed the tradition of bringing together friends for Thanksgiving as “Friendsgiving.”

Scott Jensen

Thanksgiving Day brought costumed runners out to the Skinny Raven Turkey Trot on November 26, 2015. The 5K and 3K races started and finished inside the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in downtown Anchorage.

Scott Jensen
At least four locations across Anchorage will serve free meals on Thanksgiving, offering individuals and families a place to turn for both celebration and company during the holiday.Chris Klint

Volunteers shrugged off 7 inches of new snow and a stiff wind that made near-whiteout conditions on Point Woronzof Road to set up a sprawling outdoor art installation titled “100Stone.”

Scott Jensen,Bob Hallinen
An Anchorage artist who suffered from acute depression sees her vision fulfilled as 85 statues are placed on the edge of Cook Inlet.Mike Dunham
The Anchorage Assembly voted 7-4 to pass a city operating budget Tuesday night without making any changes to the latest version proposed by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz.Devin Kelly
Anchorage food trucks have been struggling to find a place to park in the winter. The shut down of the Fireweed Take In is the latest challenge mobile food vendors have faced in Alaska's largest city.Suzanna Caldwell
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said Tuesday that the city must drastically change the downtown bus station because of the crowd it attracted, only to have his news conference there interrupted by some of the regulars who go there daily.Devin Kelly