A young moose wandered through sliding doors into a Wasilla Carrs early Thursday but didn't make it beyond the entryway thanks to a crowd of onlookers and a store employee blocking entry.Ben Anderson,Zaz Hollander
At the Sled Dog Sanctuary, Raven Vinter takes in abandoned Alaskan huskies that have nowhere else to go.Laurel Andrews
There’s a unique story, a distinct set of circumstances behind each person you might pass holding a sign on an Anchorage corner, drinking in a park or passed out on a bench. Here are several of them in their own words. Michelle Theriault Boots and Marc Lester
The Norton Sound 450, a regional sled dog race along the western coast of Alaska, will run in 2015, race officials say, committing to a race that was canceled last year and severely shortened the year before.Matthew F. Smith | KNOM

Anglers try their luck while salmon fishing for silvers, chum, and pink salmon at Bird Creek south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Bill Roth
For their work in 2011 the Alaska Dispatch editorial staff has won awards both locally and nationally. Being recognized two years in a row in the Alaska Press Club Awards and The Best of the West Competition has proven the consistency in quality produced by the editorial staff."Craig Medred
The Gusty Michael School in Stony River faces possible shutdown due to a lack of enrollment, and teacher Debi Rubera wants to make sure her students get one last fieldtrip.Craig Medred
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