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In Anchorage, residents worked, played, relaxed and celebrated on Christmas Day after a morning snow squall gave way to afternoon sun and warmth.


Nathaniel Herz
The offices of Alaska Dispatch News will be closed Christmas Day and will close early on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. Alaska Dispatch News
When firefighters arrived at an Anchorage homeless camp early Tuesday morning, they found a "heavy fire" burning trees and the camp's contents, Anchorage Fire Department investigator Brian Balega said.Laurel Andrews
The so-called South Central Law Enforcement Tactical Range, an outdoor training facility for law enforcement with multiple shooting ranges, is slated to be built on a 34-acre parcel next to the Birchwood Shooting Range. Devin Kelly
Ravens' Roost, a co-housing project in Anchorage intended to promote neighborly ties through shared amenities and common spaces, has locked up a development deal to begin construction, allowing the project to move forward.Michelle Theriault Boots
The Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services recently ordered five body cameras for ASP officers, tasked with picking up inebriated people from the city streets.Devin Kelly
A 28-year-old inmate was found dead early Friday in a bathroom at the Anchorage Correctional Complex hours after he was arrested, according to the Alaska Department of Corrections. Tegan Hanlon
Mike Mosesian's claim to Alaska fame might be growing tomatoes, but in recent years he's gone back to grapes, a nod to his family roots.Suzanna Caldwell
When Angelica Haakenson woke up in the hospital and learned both her legs had been amputated, a family member says the 11-year-old's first thoughts weren't for herself -- they were for her mother, also seriously hurt in the Christmas Day accident on the Sterling Highway.Sean Doogan

The Anchorage Curling Club on Government Hill is closed indefinitely because of a the coolant system used to create its two ice sheets is broken.

Marc Lester