Liam Walsh, 33, has been missing for a week in Hatcher Pass, and family and friends are staying positive as helicopters try to find some sign of his whereabouts. Devin Kelly
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
Andrew Christensen founded Anchorage. But historians hardly knew anything about him personally until, well, now.Charles Wohlforth

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
Above-freezing weather in Southcentral Alaska this week turned many winter sports enthusiasts -- some planning to ignore Black Friday sales and spend the day outside -- into homebodies.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Lead project artist Sarah Davies said Friday that participants at Point Woronzof have recovered 82 of 85 of the sculptures made of straw, cement, plaster and burlap. She said the official opening is still scheduled for Dec. 5.Rachel D'Oro | Associated Press
Jurors reached a verdict Wednesday, convicting Arthur Hapoff of sexual abuse of a minor. The trial lasted seven days.The Associated Press

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
Many have dubbed the tradition of bringing together friends for Thanksgiving as “Friendsgiving.” The term has become a trend.Tegan Hanlon

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
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