Alaska News

Photos: Best of September 2018

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: September 25
  • Published September 7
Dozens of sea nettles, a jellyfish also known as chrysaora melanaster, line the shore of Resurrection Bay at Tonsina Point on September 23, 2018. Aaron Baldwin, a fisheries biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said they were likely stranded by the tide and probably wouldn’t survive until the next cycle. “They’re really easily destroyed,” he said. “They’re pretty delicate.” Baldwin said sea nettles sting, which can cause an irritation, so people should be cautious about touching them. (Marc Lester / ADN)
University of Alaska Anchorage athletes run down the Kincaid sand dune Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 after their All Athlete Sand Dune Sprint Sufferfest. The grueling workout is also a team-building exercise, bringing together athletes from the ski team, basketball, track, gymnastics and hockey. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Fall colors brighten the forest in Far North Bicentennial Park Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Fall colors brighten the forest in Far North Bicentennial Park Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Registered Nurse Marianne Cole gives Brenda Kalis a flu shot during the Alaska Regional Hospital’s free drive through shot event in Anchorage, AK Anchorage on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Dave Kalis receives a flu shot form Registered Nurse Amber Garcia. The free flu shot event will repeat on September 26, 27 and October 2,3. You must be 9 years or older and be in a vehicle. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Greatland Packers receiver Damon Sherman-Newsome tries to pull in a pass over defense from Joey McMahon of the Anchorage Cowboys on September 3, 2018. (Marc Lester / ADN)
A birch tree is in full autumn mode in a valley near the Matanuska Glacier, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (Anne Raup / ADN)
Runners take off from a field at Alaska Pacific University during the Bonny Sosa Tuesday Night Races Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the race series, which was started by Jim Mahaffey to give his Alaska Methodist University (now Alaska Pacific University) skiers dry land training opportunities. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Water draining from the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge digs a channel through the mudflats Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Colors of fall reach the alpine ridges of Chugach State Park east of Bear Valley on September 7, 2018. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Birds sun themselves on a log in the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Airman First Class Jason Jarosz, left, and Airman First Class Zachary Rayfield who are firefighters with Truck Company No. 3 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson helped unfurl a U.S. flag that was suspended between two ladder trucks on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 11, 2018, prior to a remembrance ceremony at the Alaska Fallen Firefighter Memorial located next to Fire Station 1 in downtown Anchorage. (Bill Roth / ADN)
A pair of trumpeter swans made a stop to feed at Westchester Lagoon on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, during their annual migration south for the winter. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Salapu Liufau, of the Eagle River Broncos, heads off the field after a win against the Greatland Packers at Chugiak High School on August 26, 2018. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Motorists pass by the landslide at Mile 105 of the Seward Highway on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Debris from the landslide blocked the northbound lane on Saturday evening causing traffic delays. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Taylor Noga, of the UAA Seawolves, digs the ball against the Northwest Nazarene Nighthawks, in volleyball action at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, AK on Thursday, Sept 6, 2018. UAA came from behind to win the first set. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Warren Taylor and his daughter Ayden, 3, who are visiting from Nashville, watch a UPS cargo plane take off to the north from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. A majority of the aircraft are now taking off over the water. The north / south runway will be completely closed next summer during Phase III of the runway rehabilitation construction project and air traffic will resume taking off to the east over the city. (Bill Roth / ADN)
ADF&G invasive species research biologists Parker Bradley and Kristine Dunker set four gill nets and fished with hook and line in an effort to catch any other bass that might be in Sand Lake on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. A bass that was reportedly caught in Sand Lake on Monday evening was brought to their office the next day. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Kyle Dennis shadowboxes at Delaney Park in downtown Anchorage Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Dennis says he shadowboxes and does yoga for fun, meditation and health. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Sandhill cranes stretch their wings in the Fish Creek Estuary Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Dozens of sea nettles, a jellyfish also known as chrysaora melanaster, line the shore of Resurrection Bay at Tonsina Point on September 23, 2018. Aaron Baldwin, a fisheries biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said they were likely stranded by the tide and probably wouldn’t survive until the next cycle. “They’re really easily destroyed,” he said. “They’re pretty delicate.” Baldwin said sea nettles sting, which can cause an irritation, so people should be cautious about touching them. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Ten-week-old Duroc pigs sprint down the track during the Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs event at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. The pigs have been training their whole life for the biennial fat event and can grow up to be 800 pounds. When asked what happens to the losers Lara McGinnis said, “the losers go to the pork chop on a stick booth, and the winners are luau bound in Hawaii.” (Bill Roth / ADN)
Devil’s club and ferns are lit up by the sunshine in Kincaid Park in Anchorage, AK on Saturday, Sept 1, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Randy Arduser stands in his apple orchard on Rabbit Creek Road Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. Randy and his wife Sonja inherited the orchard from Sonja’s uncle Lawrence Clark, who started the 2 1/2 acre orchard in the late 1960’s. Today the Ardusers have around 230 apple trees comprising 20 different varieties. They also have a dozen cherry trees, raspberries, an apricot and a plum tree. Once a year they open their gates and let people come to pick the apples. This year the you-pick day will be Saturday, Sept. 8. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Low lying clouds float over the Potter Creek area above Potter Marsh in Anchorage, AK on Wednesday, Sept 19, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A cow moose feeds along the edge of the Glen Alps Road as traffic passes by in Anchorage, AK on Monday, Sept 17, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
As the tundra changes colors bikers head out on the Power Line Pass trail near the Glen Alps trailhead in Chugach State Park in Anchorage, AK on Monday, Sept 17, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Robert and Naomi Maxon test out their new boat as Scott Bennett heads out from shore in his kayak at Cheney Lake as fall colors and clouds are reflected in the still water in west Anchorage, AK on Monday, Sept 17, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Elijah Mamae gives his grandma Ave Mamae a kiss after East defeated Bartlett 33-15 in football action to win the East Side Boot trophy at East High in Anchorage, AK on Saturday, Sept 15, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
The Spirit Bridge reflects its surroundings next to the visitor center in downtown Anchorage, AK on Friday, Sept 14, 2018. The Spirit Bridge is in memory of the late Robert L. Hartig an Anchorage lawyer. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Dahlias planted by the municipal greenhouse personal bloom in the September sun in front of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Town Square Park in downtown Anchorage, AK on Friday, Sept 14, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Local artist Macuca Cuca created these figures for the Libreria Donceles Spanish language bookstore that is open in the Downtown Transit Center at 630 G. Street in Anchorage, AK on Friday, Sept 14, 2018. The bookstore is sponsored by the Anchorage Museum and crated by New York artist and Educator Pablo Heiguera. With over 5,000 books of which most are available for pay what you like purchase and some rare books for reading but not purchase. Residents of Mexico City, Mexico donated the books. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
The SS Minnow removes weeds from Lake Hood Float Plane Base in Anchorage, AK on Friday, Sept 14, 2018. A de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver on floats takes off from the lake as a cargo jet lands at Ted Stevens International Airport. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Hunter Cargill, of Bartlett High, and Eli Turvey, of East High, grab each others facemasks as Cargill is forced out of bounds by Turvey and Jordan Holland at East High in Anchorage, AK on Saturday, Sept 15, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A tear rolls down the cheek of Gayla Hoseth, with the Bristol Bay Native Association as she speaks after USFWS Regional Director Greg Siekaniec and ADF&G Commissioner Sam Cotton Issued a letter of apology to Alaska Native peoples during the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council meeting for the unintended consequences of implementation of migratory bird harvest prohibitions in Anchorage, AK on Thursday, Sept 13, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Surfers ride the bore tide with their stand up paddleboards Turnagain Arm along the Seward Highway south of Girdwood, AK on Sunday, Sept 9, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Tatum Witter, of Service High, and Breanna Day of Chugiak High, lead a group of runners in a varsity cross-country race at Russian Jack Springs Park in Anchorage, AK on Saturday, Sept 8, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

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