For the last seven years, a coffee stand inside Hiland Mountain Correctional Center has served up espresso to staff, inmates and visitors as both a fundraiser and skill builder.Suzanna Caldwell

On Halloween, a trick-or-treating event hosted by the Anchorage Downtown Partnership and local businesses drew hundreds of costumed kids and adults -- and even dancing zombies -- to Fourth Avenue. 

Bob Hallinen
Three winners of the We Alaskans six-word memoir contest hail from Kotzebue, Homer and Wasilla.Alaska Dispatch News
"Buddy the Elf," who lists his address as "North Pole, North Pole, Alaska," filed a statement of candidacy for president of the United States in August.Suzanna Caldwell
A superb performance of Schubert's Cello Quintet starts the 2015-16 concert season in stunning fashion.Mike Dunham

The 10th Midnight Sun Pumpkin Weigh-Off took place at the Alaska State Fair with just one contestant on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. 

Shelby Lum

The 2015 Alaska State Fair began on Thursday, Aug. 27, and runs through Sept. 7. 

Shelby Lum
 The Alaska State Fair has named a couple who raise bison on Lazy Mountain as this year’s Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year.Zaz Hollander

John Kagerer has been taking in sick and damaged instruments at the Horn Doctor since 1984, while also amassing a large personal collection of horns. 

Shelby Lum
The iconic Spenard bar is changing ownership, and with it, getting rid of memorabilia dating back years. Like all yard sales, there are some interesting finds -- and some junk.Suzanna Caldwell
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