Alaska News

Photos: Best of February 2018

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: 1 day ago
  • Published February 7
Sophia Nester of Park City carries her skis as she walks down from a tower at the Karl Eid Ski Jumping Complex at Hilltop Ski Area on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 after heavy snowfall forced officials to cancel the first day jumping for safety concerns. The Ski Jumping / Nordic Combined Junior Nationals comes to Anchorage every five years and more than 50 of the nation’s best young ski jumpers and nordic combiners will compete through Saturday at Hilltop and Kincaid Park. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Jumpers carry their skis as they walk up the hill past volunteers work to clears the fresh snow from an out-run at the Karl Eid Ski Jumping Complex at Hilltop Ski Area on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Heavy snowfall forced officials to cancel the first day jumping during Junior National Championships as more than 50 of the nation’s best young ski jumpers and nordic combiners will compete through Saturday at Hilltop and Kincaid Park. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Guy Urban chips away at an 8x8x8-foot block of snow on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, while competing in the Solo division of the Alaska State Snow Sculpture Championship, presented by BP, at Ship Creek Avenue across from the Comfort Inn. Judging of the Fur Rondy event takes place at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Team of Three division winners will represent Alaska at the U.S. Nationals. Admission is free and folks are encouraged to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Rondy begins on Friday, Feb. 23 and runs through Sunday, Mar. 4. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Bartlett High School Chinese language students perform a Jasmine Flower Dance during the annual Chinese New Year celebration in the school theater on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Kindergartners and first graders from the Chinese emersion program at Scenic Park Elementary and the UAA Confucius Institute helped wring in the Year of the Dog which begins on Friday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Audra Kattness shares a moment with her son Hunter Kattness, Dimond High goalie, as he holds the Alaska State Hockey championship trophy after the Dimond Lynx defeated the West Eagles 4-2 at Menard Sports Center in Wasilla, Alaska on Saturday, Feb.108, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A pedestrian walks across 4th Avenue during the snowfall Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2018, as viewed from the 6th floor of the Nesbett Courthouse . (Bill Roth / ADN)
A pedestrian walks along 6th Avenue during a light rain in downtown Anchorage on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Hundreds of people attended the funeral for 96-year-old George Brown, a WWII veteran and founder of the Lucky Wishbone, Alaska’s oldest single family-owned restaurant, at the Alaska Aviation Museum on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Frost coats the cattails at Potter Marsh alongside the Seward Highway across from Turnagain Arm in Anchorage, Alaska on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A motorist drives through a puddle on Victor Road as rained on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Frost clings to the net of a soccer goal on the Delaney Park Strip on Feb. 8, 2018. (Marc Lester / ADN)
A skater makes their way around the track Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at Westchester Lagoon. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A northern hawk owl perches in the top of a spruce tree as it hunts for small mammals near Potter Marsh in Anchorage, Alaska on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A northern hawk owl launches off the top of a tree as it hunts for small mammals near Potter Marsh in Anchorage, Alaska on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Mike Yuhnke swings an ice tool while ice climbing near the Potter Weigh Station along the Seward Highway on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Panoramic view of an Alaska Railroad train as it travels past Rainbow along the Turnagain Arm on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Two bald eagles perch high in a Midtown Anchorage tree on Feb. 7, 2018. (Marc Lester / ADN)
The Alaska Association of Figure Skaters hosted a sendoff party for Olympic figure skater Keegan Messing of Girdwood at the Dimond Center ice rink on Friday evening, Feb. 2, 2018. Messing will compete in the sport for Canada at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Marc Lester / ADN)
David Dumpson plays with his 2-year-old son Kohen Dumpson while David’s fiancee Hannah Johnson puts their newborn son Kahleel Dumpson in a carseat after the family looked at an apartment for rent in Mountain View Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Dumpson and Johnson have been staying at the McKinnell House homeless shelter with their son Kohen since December, and Kahleel was born there on Jan. 24, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A cyclist rides through the fog along the Chester Creek Trail in Anchorage on Feb. 7, 2018. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Vice President Mike Pence held a press conference in a F-22 hangar during a refueling stop at JBER on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, where he met with military leaders and Gov. Bill Walker while on his way to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Bill Roth / ADN)
A snow angel is formed in the fresh snow on the old Knik River Bridge outside of Palmer, Alaska on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Robert Wirth and Rafael Martinez shovel the fresh snowfall off the sidewalk along 4th Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Jason Sear is the station manager of Out North Radio (KONR 106.1), a low-power, volunteer-run station broadcasting from downtown Anchorage. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Ice formed in a crack in the ice on the Matanuska River outside of Palmer, Alaska at sunset on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Cynthia Johnson, a victim of fraud, poses in her living room in the Lazy Mountain area of Palmer, AK on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Hundreds of women donned costumes and participated in the 22nd annual Alaska Ski for Women at Kincaid Park on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Donations from the women-only cross country ski event has contributed over $1 million to groups that actively work to improve women’s lives and help stop the cycle of domestic abuse against women and children. (Bill Roth / ADN)
West High takes on South High in the Cook Inlet Conference championship hockey game at Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage, AK on Saturday, Feb.3, 2018. South won the championship 3-1. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Icicles hang from a piece of ice stranded on the shore of Ship Creek by the falling tide with downtown Anchorage in the background on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Frost clings to the berries of a mountain ash tree on the Delaney Park Strip on Feb. 8, 2018. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Clouds partially obscure the mountains near Girdwood, Alaska near the head of Turnagain Arm along the Seward Highway on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Ravens fly over Point Woronzof in Anchorage, Alaska on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Lena Lee, with Chugach Peaks Photography, photographs Jack Hartmann and Makenna Heaps for their engagement at Beluga Point along Turnagain Arm and the Seward Highway south of Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A raven carries a Styrofoam cup next to Spenard Road in west Anchorage, Alaska on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
People cross West 15th Avenue during a snowfall in Anchorage, Alaska on Wednesday, Feb.14, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
The Center Bowl neon sign glows as traffic moves along Minnesota Drive during a snowfall in Anchorage, Alaska on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
People enjoy the sunny day at Beluga Point with the Kenai Mountains in the background along Turnagain Arm and the Seward Highway south of Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday, Feb.13, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
The Dimond High Lynx defeated the West High Eagles 4-2 to win the 2018 Alaska State Hockey championship game at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla, Alaska on Saturday, Feb.108, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Bev Short and Jen Kormendy ride their fat bikes along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail at Pt. Woronzof in Anchorage, Alaska on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Sierra Markham stops to make photographs with her dog Lacey at Pt. Woronzof in Anchorage, Alaska with the Chugach Mountains in the background on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A low band of clouds hangs over Turnagain Arm in front of the Kenai Mountains as the Seward Highway heads out of Anchorage, AK on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A raven perches on post along Turnagain Arm and the Seward Highway in front of an interpretive sign about the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
The Tram heads up the mountain at Alyeska Resort on Thursday, Feb. 8,2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Large icicles hang off the cliffs next to the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm south of Anchorage, Alaska on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Frost coats a branch at Potter Marsh alongside the Seward Highway across from Turnagain Arm in Anchorage, Alaska on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Fata Morgana forms on the lower slopes of Denali in this view from Pt. Woronzof in Anchorage, Alaska on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Tong Vang blows snow off new cars for sale at BMW of Anchorage on 5th Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

Anchorage Daily News photographers and contributors capture slices of life from the Anchorage area and across Alaska in February 2018.