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Photos: Best of August 2018

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: 4 days ago
  • Published August 7

Anchorage Daily News photographers and contributors capture slices of life around Anchorage and beyond.

Tourists stopped and experienced the strong winds at Beluga Point along the Turnagain Arm while taking a bus to Seward on Sunday, August 12, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Bikers in the Texas 4000 make their way past Mirror Lake on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. This is the 15th year for the charity bike ride, and 69 riders are expected to complete the approximately 4,000 mile ride from Austin, Texas to Anchorage. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
As chef and former participant of the center Carvell Shade speaks, Rebecca Ling, CITC Sr. Director for Recovery Services, wipes a tear from her eye as she looks on with pride during the grand opening celebration of the new Ernie Turner residential treatment center on traditional Eklutna land on Eklutna Lake Road in Chugiak, AK on Thursday Aug 2, 2018. The Native Village of Eklutna, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Eklutna Inc. and Cook Inlet housing Authority partnered to build the 16-bed recovery facility. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Thai Lor grills pork belly at the Hmong Pena Market at the Pena Sports Fields at Centennial Park in east Anchorage, AK on Saturday Aug 4, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A steady rain fell at the Municipality of Anchorage Election Center on the final day of the special election for the Anchorage Assembly in Anchorage, AK on Tuesday, August 7. The vote by mail election is to fill the vacancy created after Tim Steele resigned from the Assembly. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Wes Frye polishes the bumper of his 2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition during the 40th annual Jay Ofsthun Memorial Show and Shine on the west end of the Delany Park Strip on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. About 350 vehicles from street rods, sports cars, muscle cars, trucks, original cars, to tractors participated in the largest car show in Alaska. (Bill Roth / ADN)
The Waldron carillon bell tower on the Alaska Pacific University campus, photographed Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. The bell tower was gifted to the university, then known as Alaska Methodist University, by Arthur Waldron in memory of his wife, Edith. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Spenard residents and dignitaries left their handprints in a curving ribbon of red concrete in along Spenard Road in Anchorage on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. The artwork creation is a culmination of the Spenard Road upgrades. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
People sail on Mirror Lake Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A rain-covered spiderweb on an old boat in South Anchorage Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Jim Waugaman walks alongside the fairway at the Anchorage Golf Course on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 during the first day of the state amateur golf tournament. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A woodpecker explores a post in an East Anchorage yard, August 2, 2018. (Anne Raup / ADN)
Jeran Diola, 13, and Bailey Bates, also 13, play in Eklutna Lake Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Bates and her family were visiting from Texas. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Nome sophomore Reese Bahnke eyeballs the keel on a model kayak he is building in Anchorage on Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018. Bahnke is taking part in a 5-week mathematics program in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program at UAA. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

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