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Anchorage Daily News
Posted: July 10, 2012 - 6:25 pm
Reader Doug Barrette took the time to bring in a photo today for us to see. He felt it captured the feeling of the day - IT'S TOO COLD TO BE JULY 10! Doug said the outside temperature of 42 degrees this morning prompted him to have a fire in his fireplace. And for proof of the time of year he included the Anchorage Daily News front page.
Anchorage Daily News
Posted: July 3, 2012 - 6:41 pm
Editor’s note: Steph Anderson, a photo intern for the Daily News last summer, is entering her senior year at Missouri State, where she is a journalism major and a goaltender for the school’s Division I field hockey team. The injuries she suffered on Mount Marathon last year forced her to miss a season of field hockey but she has since returned to action. This summer, Anderson is interning at the Tribune-Review in Greensburg, Pa.
BY STEPH ANDERSON
It’s hard to believe a year has passed since my potentially life-threatening fall while covering Mount Marathon, my last assignment as photo intern with the Daily News.
It took me two hours to pass vegetation halfway up the mountain, and before I knew it, the racers were already within photographing distance. I shot them climbing on all fours up the mountain, splashing tiny cups of water on themselves at midpoint and running uncontrollably on their descent.
The fewer racers I saw, the more I knew I must start safely trekking back to submit my photos for deadline. Since I was unfamiliar with the mountain, I followed the remaining runners as they sat on boulders and slowly scooted their way down as a chilling creek that soaked through their underwear. Eventually, I found the trail I followed up the mountain, which required climbing tree roots, like a ladder, about 60 feet high.
Then I began to gradually slip. I tried to shove my fingers into the moving soil beneath me. My momentum was so great I couldn’t feel my injuries while I face-planted repeatedly against stocky tree roots, pinecone-freckled turf and jagged rocks.
Posted: June 28, 2012 - 9:45 am
Visitors trickled onto the Delaney Park Strip to visit the Moving Wall on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The memorial is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. For Roy Kenick of Anchorage, the wall is a poignant reminder of the longest year of his life. He served one year in Vietnam as an Army specialist with the 1st Logistical Command in Long Binh, he said.
Posted: June 22, 2012 - 3:57 pm
A lava dome on the north side of Mount Redoubt steams on Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The lava dome, which is still cooling from its 2009 eruption, is about 3300 feet in length, 1600 feet wide and averages 660 feet in thickness, according to vulcanologist Tina Neal of the Alaska Volcano Observatory.
Posted: June 19, 2012 - 4:01 pm
World-class cross country skiers work out in an interval session at Kincaid Park on Tuesday morning, June 19, 2012. The workout was part of the North American Women’s Training Alliance camp, hosted by the Alaska Pacific University ski program. The group includes U.S. Olympians Kikkan Randall and Holly Brooks of Anchorage, Olympic gold medalist Chandra Crawford of Canada, and three-time Olympic bronze medalist Aino-Kaisa Saarinen of Finland. The skiers will train in Anchorage this week and head to the Thomas Glacier Training Center on Eagle Glacier near Girdwood next week. “We’re having a lot of fun, we’re pushing each other really hard and it’s just a really positive atmosphere,” said Randall, the current World Cup sprint champion. Erik Flora, the director of the APU’s ski program, said recent success by Randall and other Americans has drawn attention to their training program. “The big deal for me is that our skiers are getting so strong internationally that the rest of the world wants to come check out what’s happening in Alaska,” he said.
You can check out a video of last summer's trip to Eagle Glacier here.
Posted: June 15, 2012 - 3:21 pm
Competitors and organizers gathered at the William Clark Chamberlin Equestrian Center on Friday, June 15, 2012, before the start of three days of rodeo. I walked the grounds and made portraits of just a few of the people who will be busy riding, roping, racing and dancing.
Posted: June 12, 2012 - 4:52 pm
Today, variations on a theme: While steady rain fell on Anchorage, I walked downtown looking for a splash of color. Umbrellas were everywhere, brightening the scene in urban Alaska on an otherwise very gray day. Here's a few pedestrians that caught my eye.
Posted: June 7, 2012 - 3:22 pm
Editor's note: In November, the Daily News published the story of Shirili Green's experience with metastatic breast cancer. A multimedia presentation and an essay Green wrote told the story of her perspective on life after she'd been given the news that her cancer is terminal (click here to view). Now, Green shares an update on her situation, with photos by Marc Lester. On Saturday, Green will participate in the Run for Women fundraiser for breast cancer charities on a team named in her honor.May 10, 2012
When the Daily News asked me to write an update on my struggle with cancer, I said I would try, but I needed to be inspired. Today, my inspiration came. I met a new person -- Tara Koloski -- and this piece is for her and all the women out there struggling with this awful disease.
Posted: June 5, 2012 - 4:33 pm
Astronomy adventurers gathered atop a parking garage at UAA on Tuesday to watch an event that won't pass this way again for more than a century. Through protective glasses and reflective scopes, viewers watched a small dark spot cross in front of the sun.
Posted: June 2, 2012 - 8:15 pm
Is Anchorage the worst-dressed city in the nation? I think it's safe to say most of us are not losing sleep over this, but clearly the poll in Travel and Leisure Magazine and the Associated Press story that explores the topic has caught some attention here. On Friday, I wandered through a few venues of the First Friday Art Walk downtown, looking to collect just a small sample of what Anchorage residents look like when they're stepping out for the evening.
Posted: May 24, 2012 - 8:27 pm
This evening, as the rain began to let up and the clouds started to thin, I wandered Town Square to take a close look at the newly-planted gardens. With a macro lens, I got a very close look at what attracts so many Alaskans and visitors in spring and summer. The rain and soft light seemed to make the colors more vibrant. City gardeners create beautiful displays here and elsewhere in Anchorage.
Posted: May 22, 2012 - 5:24 pm
Amber Martin walked the parking lot at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center doing two jobs at once. With her hands she watered geranium and lobelia hanging baskets that she was largely responsible for growing. With a leash around her waist she held Sophie, a young golden retriever she’s helping to train to provide assistance for a wounded veteran.
Posted: April 28, 2012 - 3:56 pm
Members of the 49th State Street Rodders gathered in the Northway Mall parking lot for a car show on Saturday afternoon, April 28, 2012. The gathering was a fundraiser to help the family of Alfredo Esteban, who was injured in a shooting at R&R Garage in Midtown on April 18. Freddy, as he was known, was a member of the Anchorage car enthusiast community. More information can be found on the Street Rodder's website.
Anchorage Daily News
Posted: April 11, 2012 - 10:58 pm
Anchorage Daily News
Posted: April 7, 2012 - 8:49 pm
Posted: March 30, 2012 - 4:03 pm
UAA’s debate team competed against Stanford in an exhibition match at the UAA Fine Arts Building on Thursday evening, March 29. Members of the standing-room-only audience in the recital hall pounded their tables and shouted “hear, hear” to support speeches on an emotional topic. UAA’s Drew Cason and Brett Frazer proposed a motion to abolish the imposition of additional penalties for crimes deemed to be “hate crimes.” Stanford’s Michael Baer and Faris Mohiuddin spoke in defense of hate crime legislation.
Posted: March 29, 2012 - 5:11 pm
Actors and crew from UAA’s theater department performed "Bring Back the Sunshine" Wednesday evening for a preview audience. The play, directed by professor Fran Lautenberger and co-written by Lautenberger and Jon Minton, combines live actors and puppets. “Bring Back the Sunshine” tells the story of Elena, a woman who befriends and confronts various animals on her journey to rescue her husband from evil. The play, which opens Saturday, March 29 at the Harper Studio Theater in UAA’s Fine Arts Building, is for audiences of all ages.
Lautenberger says many of the animal characters were originally based on people in her life, her “women professor friends,” as she calls them. I caught up with her Thursday to learn more and to hear about the challenges of incorporating puppets into a play. Below are some excerpts from our conversation.
Posted: March 22, 2012 - 9:26 pm
The UAA Hip-Hop Club held a free workshop for students in the Student Center on Thursday night, March 22, 2012. About 25 people showed up to learn some new moves. Andrew Kerosky showed them so basic slides and spins. Afterward, Josh Washington showed taught some of the foundation movements of krumping, a high-engery dance style that includes jabs, stomps and arm swings.
Anchorage Daily News
Posted: March 17, 2012 - 9:21 pm
This year has been a banner year for spotting owls in the Anchorage area. Five different species have been spotted, sometimes in a single day. Bob Hallinen photographed one owl hunting several times from different perches around Lake Hood. Click on the photo for a gallery of images.
Posted: February 25, 2012 - 4:15 pm
Four-person teams raced mattresses down the slope at Hilltop Ski Area for the Great Alaska Bed Races, one of the many events of the Fur Rendezvous winter festival.